As an educator, we know you care about your students, and dual credit courses are one way to set them up for lifelong success. That’s why we come alongside Indiana’s current and future dual credit teachers to ensure they are equipped and qualified to teach dual credit.
Through Teach Dual Credit Indiana, teachers can take graduate courses to meet the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) dual credit credentialing requirements at no cost to them. Teach Dual Credit Indiana covers the full cost for tuition, books, and fees at partner institutions for eligible content areas.
Why Teach Dual Credit Courses
Dual credit courses allow students to earn college credit and high school credit at the same time and makes the transition to college easier and more affordable for students as they earn college credits while still enrolled in high school.
Teach Dual Credit Indiana is funded through the Indiana Commission for Higher Education by INvestED and is administered by the Center of Excellence in Leadership of Learning (CELL) at the University of Indianapolis.
Announcements: The 2021-2023 Program Catalog for Teach Dual Credit Indiana is now available.
Applications and course registration are currently open. New applications will be accepted through May 7, and registration for available Summer II courses will be open through May 14.
If you are an Indiana dual credit teacher in a non-STEM field, such as communications, economics, English, history, political science, or world languages, and need to meet HLC dual credit credentialing requirements, Teach Dual Credit Indiana is available to you. Eligible teachers must be teaching in an Indiana public school, including charter schools, or a fully state accredited private school.
Due to program funding requirements, priority consideration is given to teachers with a master’s degree who are currently teaching dual credit courses. Individuals without a master’s degree and/or who plan to teach dual credit courses in the future are also encouraged to apply and will be served based on program availability.
If accepted, graduate courses at participating Indiana colleges and universities are available at NO COST to you or your school.
How to Apply
Applications are currently being accepted. Teachers can apply through our application portal while application windows are open. Once accepted, teachers will not need to re-apply and will be able to register for courses in subsequent semesters.
Before You Apply
Before you apply, please review this program overview to learn more about Teach Dual Credit Indiana. During the application, you’ll confirm that you have viewed this overview.
You will need the following to apply. We recommend obtaining these items prior to beginning the application:
- Indiana teaching license number (may be attained through the IDOE license lookup or LVIS)
- Number of credits remaining in your content area(s). To determine this number, please review the Dual Credit Teacher Requirements toward the bottom of this page.
- Administrator acknowledgment letter. This letter must be on school letterhead and include:
- Your name
- Identification of the content area(s) you teach that are covered by Teach Dual Credit Indiana (communications, economics, English, history, political science or world languages)
- Acknowledgment that you are applying to take graduate courses through Teach Dual Credit Indiana in the specified content area(s)
- Statement specifying whether your school currently offers dual credit courses in the specified content area(s) OR any plans to do so in the future (i.e. MOU with a dual credit provider) AND statement specifying whether you currently teach dual credit courses in the specified content area(s) OR any plans for you to do so in the future (i.e. staff replacement)
- Name, signature, and title of administrator
Click here for a video walkthrough of how to submit an application, or use the following instructions:
- Click on the Apply button below. You will be redirected to the application portal.
- Click on Apply Today in the top right corner
- Click on Create New Account
- Enter your email address and create a password
- Click Register
- Complete the application and click submit
The following content areas are currently covered through Teach Dual Credit Indiana. Click on your content area(s) to learn more.
Dual Credit Teacher Requirements
Beginning in September 2023, high school educators teaching dual credit 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.
For example, a high school English teacher with a Master’s in English would meet the requirements to teach dual credit, but an English teacher with a Master’s in Education would need an additional 18 graduate hours in English to meet the new requirements.
Determining How Many Credits You Need
If you have completed a master’s degree or other graduate-level coursework, content-specific courses you have taken may count toward the 18 credit hour requirement. The following individuals can help identify which courses count toward dual credit credentialing requirements:
- A dual credit coordinator at your high school
- Your school’s dual credit credentialing institution(s) for your content area(s)
- The higher education institution(s) where you completed your graduate coursework
More than 560 Indiana teachers have a master’s but lack the required 18 graduate hours, putting them at risk of losing their ability to teach dual credit. Whether you need 3 credits or all 18, we can help you get there.