Dual Credit Teachers

Graduate Courses for HLC Credentialing

STEM Teach offers dual credit teachers the opportunity to take graduate courses at a variety of Indiana colleges in content areas such as biology, chemistry, computer science, physics, mathematics, and psychology. Most classes are in an online format so teachers can access the courses when it fits into their schedule. STEM Teach pays the cost of tuition and books/materials directly to the college or university offering the course, so there are NO COSTS for teachers or schools.

High school educators teaching dual credit courses will be required to have a master’s degree in the content area they teach or a master’s degree in another area plus 18 graduate credit hours in the content area they teach. These requirements are set by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), the accrediting organization for degree-granting postsecondary institutions in Indiana and 18 other states.

Keep reading to learn more about dual credit credentialing requirements-

Higher Learning Commission Guidance Document
This document outlines the changes that will go into effect for dual credit teachers.

Indiana Commission for Higher Education Dual Credit Resources
The Indiana Commission for Higher Education website includes a number of links to dual credit courses resources, including the Liberal Arts Priority Dual Credit Crosswalk

TransferIN Dual Credit Resources
The Indiana Commission for Higher Education also maintains the TransferIN website, which includes dual credit resources for educators and students.

Indiana Early College Credit Report 2021
This report, published by the Indiana Commission for Higher Education, provides an overview of the benefits of dual credit and pre-college coursework.

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How To Meet Credentialing Requirements

The following chart can help you determine your credentialing pathway:

 

Dual Credit Teachers with a Master’s Degree

Dual credit teachers who already hold a master’s degree will need to complete 18 graduate credits in the content area in which they are pursuing a credential.  Some institutions offer a graduate certificate upon successful completion of 18 graduate credits in a content area.

How do I know if an institution offers a graduate certificate?  

On each course web page, if the institution offers a graduate certificate for 18 hours then it will be notated on the right hand side of the page.

i.e., Graduate Certificate Available: Yes

Dual Credit Teachers In Need of a Master’s Degree

STEM Teach V is excited to share that a limited amount of funding is available to support teachers who are completing 18 graduate credits in a STEM content area through STEM Teach and are in need of a master’s degree for credentialing. Graduate courses not listed in the STEM Teach V catalog will be available to teachers who apply for this opportunity.

Important Dates

Fall 2024 Application & Registration Dates:

  • July 8: Applications open for teachers NEW to STEM Teach for all Fall 2024 courses and subsequent semesters.
  • July 12: Applications will close at 11:59 PM for all Fall 2024 courses and subsequent semesters.
  • July 22 – 26: Registration will reopen for Full Fall, Fall I and Fall II 2024 courses.

Please take a moment to view our recently released 2024-2024 Program Calendar for all application and registration dates!

Fall 2023

 

BIOL 501 Biological Chemistry (Graduate)

BIOL 501 Biological Chemistry (Graduate)

SCIENCE
BIOL 502 Cell Biology (Graduate)

BIOL 502 Cell Biology (Graduate)

SCIENCE
BIOL 506 Microbiology (Graduate)

BIOL 506 Microbiology (Graduate)

SCIENCE
BIO 581 Genome Science

BIO 581 Genome Science

SCIENCE
CHEM-T 530 Organic Spectroscopy (Graduate)

CHEM-T 530 Organic Spectroscopy (Graduate)

SCIENCE
CHEM-T 540 Physical Chemistry (Graduate)

CHEM-T 540 Physical Chemistry (Graduate)

SCIENCE
CS 617 Introduction to Programming (Graduate)

CS 617 Introduction to Programming (Graduate)

TECHNOLOGY
IT 510 Introduction to Information Technology (Graduate)

IT 510 Introduction to Information Technology (Graduate)

TECHNOLOGY
Math 501 Linear Algebra (Graduate)

Math 501 Linear Algebra (Graduate)

MATH
Math 502 Abstract Algebra (Graduate)

Math 502 Abstract Algebra (Graduate)

MATH
MATH 505 Statistical Methods I (Graduate)

MATH 505 Statistical Methods I (Graduate)

MATH
MATH 530 Abstract Algebra (Graduate)

MATH 530 Abstract Algebra (Graduate)

MATH