High School Teachers

Teach College Credit Plus Courses at Urbana

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College Credit Plus provides high school students the opportunity to earn college credit while completing their high school program. One way that high school students can earn credit is through courses at the high school taught by high school faculty who meet the Higher Learning Commission and Ohio Department of Higher Education requirements for teaching college level classes.

Urbana University currently partners with over 40 school districts in 16 counties and supports over 200 high school faculty.

As a member of Urbana’s College Credit Plus teaching community, you will participate with your peers in an online collaboration environment to share best practices, enhance college-level pedagogy, establish an assessment-based culture, and promote teaching effectiveness.

All Urbana College Credit Plus teachers engage in joint activities and discussions, help each other, and share information. They build mutually beneficial relationships founded on professional respect that enable them to learn from each other to elevate their teaching methods to impact student learning.

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Teaching Requirements

High school instructors of college credit courses must meet the requirements for faculty teaching in institutions of higher education, as stipulated for accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission and the Ohio Board of Higher Education.

  • Faculty teaching general education courses, or other non-occupational courses must hold a master's degree or higher in the discipline or subfield.
  • If a faculty member holds a master's degree or higher in a discipline or subfield other than that in which he or she is teaching, the faculty member should have completed a minimum of 18 graduate credit hours in the discipline or subfield in which they teach.
  • Each institute of higher education evaluates transcripts based on its own interpretation. Even if your transcripts have been evaluated by another college or university, Urbana University will do its own evaluation.

Urbana University offers graduate coursework in support of College Credit Plus credentialing requirements. Tuition rates are discounted for College Credit Plus teachers.

Instructors who teach a College Credit Plus course in a high school will receive periodic professional development. All credentialed high school faculty will be considered non-paid, adjunct professors at Urbana University. This distinction may be used as part of a professional résumé and may give instructors the opportunity to teach courses for Urbana University on campus and online in addition to their courses at the high schools.

Teaching Application Process

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Instructors teaching as part of the Urbana University College Credit Plus program must comply with standards required by individual academic departments at the University. Instructors will be considered non-paid, adjunct faculty of Urbana University. As such, they must meet the following requirements:

  • Faculty teaching general education courses, or other non-occupational courses must hold a master's degree or higher in the discipline or subfield.
  • If a faculty member holds a master's degree or higher in a discipline or subfield other than that in which he or she is teaching, the faculty member should have completed a minimum of 18 graduate credit hours in the discipline or subfield in which they teach.
  • High school instructors seeking to be credentialed must submit a detailed résumé  and copies of all transcripts.
  • All interested teachers must complete an application for consideration.

After you’ve been accepted into the program, Urbana will provide orientation and you will participate in professional development activities and an evaluation processes commensurate with other Urbana University faculty, including a classroom evaluation by the supervising department.

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