How Can I Teach Dual Credit Courses?

High School Teachers

Dual Credit allows Lewis-Clark State College and area high schools the opportunity to work together to offer college courses to high school students providing them an early start on their college goals
 
Each approved Dual Credit instructor partners with a Lewis-Clark State College faculty member (liaison) who provides guidance and support in curriculum alignment, teaching strategies, academic resources, etc. The LCSC Faculty Liaison will also conduct classroom observations to ensure program quality and course alignment

Early College Programs remunerates the school districts for each course which has been formally articulated and approved based upon student enrollment as of the last working day in October (Fall semester) and the last working day in March (Spring semester). 

Application Process

Early College Programs at Lewis-Clark State College invites qualified applicants to teach college-level courses at their respective high schools. Applications submitted after March 15th may be considered for the subsequent academic year.

Instructors teaching Dual Credit courses through Early College Programs are approved by the instructional divisions and must meet the requirements for faculty teaching at LCSC as stipulated by the those divisions. Qualifications vary depending on the discipline, meaning each division sets its own standards for selecting Dual Credit affiliates.

Please review the list to determine the credentials needed to teach Dual Credit classes prior to submission of an application.

  1. Dual Credit Teacher Application
  2. Current vitae/resume
  3. All college transcripts (unofficial copies accepted)
  4. Course syllabus

Send all application materials as one packet to [email protected]

or mail the information to:

Early College Programs
Spalding Hall Rm 204
Lewis-Clark State College
500 8th Avenue
Lewiston, ID 83501

The review process can take several weeks depending on when materials are submitted. It is recommended that materials be submitted at least one semester before the class is planned to be offered. Once received by Early College Programs, the application is sent to the appropriate instructional division for review.

High school instructors teaching Dual Credit must offer courses that match the on-campus courses in philosophy, curriculum, pedagogy, and assessment. Therefore, all teachers are responsible for the following -

  1. Work with the assigned LCSC Faculty Liaison to ensure course alignment.
  2. Attend the annual Dual Credit Faculty Forum professional development conference.
  3. Submit a new syllabus to the assigned Faculty Liaison prior to the beginning of each year.
  4. Coordinate with the assigned Faculty Liaison to schedule classroom observations.
  5. Review class rosters on WarriorWeb and notify the high school counselor or Early College Programs of all discrepancies.
  6. Encourage students to complete online Student Course Evaluations.
  7. Submit final grades via WarriorWeb by the appropriate deadlines.

All Dual Credit teachers will have their classroom observed by their Faculty Liaison once per year. Additional visits may be scheduled at the discretion of the Faculty Liaison. Site visits should be collegial and allow for student interaction and a review of graded materials. Team teaching and/or other cooperative efforts are also encouraged.

Site visits are designed to observe course content, delivery, and student interaction in an effort to ensure alignment with the on-campus course. They are not used by high school administration in evaluations of teaching performance.

The Dual Credit teacher and Faculty Liaison must each sign a Course Observation Form following the site visit.

Early College Programs provides the opportunity for LCSC faculty and high school teachers to work jointly by sharing methods, ideas, and experiences. LCSC faculty are encouraged to participate as guest lecturers in the high school classrooms. Further, high school teachers (and students) are welcome to visit campus classes/labs.

Faculty Forum

Early College Programs offers our annual Faculty Forum professional development conference for our Dual Credit teachers provided by college faculty. The event emphasizes collegiate interaction and partnership and covers both discipline-specific topics and general program/college information.

Center for Teaching and Learning

The CTL supports faculty in their endeavors to enhance their teaching and the student learning experience. The Center provides opportunities for faculty at all grade levels to reflect upon their practice through inquiry groups, discussions and workshops that promote teaching excellence and support student success.

LCSC Library

Dual Credit teachers have online access to eBooks, over one hundred licensed databases, streaming video, newspaper articles, government information, and more. For more information, contact the Library at (208) 792-2236 or [email protected].

WarriorWeb is the online portal to the LCSC student information system. As a faculty member, it is the tool used for grade submission, roster confirmation, etc.

All faculty and staff must complete an online FERPA Tutorial before given access to WarriorWeb.

Syllabus Template - Use this as a guide for your LCSC course syllabus.

General Education Core Requirements