Instructors who teach university courses through WKU Dual Credit are either high school teachers or visiting university instructors. Every high school teacher who teaches dual credit courses is approved and credentialed as part-time faculty by his or her respective university department(s). Visiting instructors from the university may be either full-time or part-time faculty members who travel to a high school to teach a course.
The standard of qualifications for high school teachers to teach dual credit courses is the same as for other individuals wishing to teach for WKU on a part-time basis. According to criteria set by the university and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), part-time instructors must have a master's degree and at least 18 graduate hours in the respective field, and these expectations are in place for dual credit instructors as well. As with other part-time instructors, department heads review a potential instructor's resume and educational background before deciding whether or not to approve the individual.
Requirements and Procedures for Becoming a Dual Credit Instructor
Please submit the following documents to Dual Credit:
- New Instructor Information Form
- New Instructor Letter of Interest
- Transcript (official or unofficial)
After your credentials are received, Dual Credit staff will forward them to the respective department head for review.
Current Dual Credit Instructors
Individuals who are currently teaching for WKU Dual Credit, or who will be in the near future, are encouraged to take advantage of resources compiled by WKU's Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning.
Visit CITL here: wku.edu/citl/resources/newfaculty