Teacher FAQs

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Program/General Questions

What is Teach Dual Credit Indiana?

Teach Dual Credit Indiana is a program to advance dual credit in Indiana by ensuring that Indiana high school teachers are equipped and qualified to teach dual credit courses. Teach Dual Credit provides the funding for tuition and books for teachers who are seeking to fulfill dual credit credentialing requirements as set forth by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).

Teach Dual Credit Indiana is administered by the Center of Excellence in Leadership of Learning (CELL) at the University of Indianapolis, and is funded through the Indiana Commission for Higher Education by INvestED.

Why teach dual credit courses?

Dual credit courses allow students to earn college credit and high school credit at the same time, making the transition to college easier and more affordable for students. Students who earn dual credit in high school benefit from:
• Improved college readiness through exposure to college-level courses in high school
• Cost savings on college tuition
• Greater likelihood of graduating on time or graduating early

What are the requirements to teach dual credit courses in Indiana? When are they changing?

Beginning in September of 2025, dual credit teachers will be required to have a master’s degree in the content area they teach, or a master’s degree in another content area plus 18 graduate hours in the content area they teach.

These requirements are set by the Higher Learning Commission, the accrediting organization for degree-granting postsecondary institutions in Indiana and 18 other states.

Individual dual credit providers may implement these requirements prior to September of 2025.

Learn more about dual credit requirements.

Who is eligible to participate in Teach Dual Credit Indiana?

All applicants must have a current classroom teaching assignment in an Indiana public school, including charter schools, or a fully state-accredited private school.

All applicants must be eligible to teach the content area in which credentialing is being sought, or have a plan in place to do so.

Due to program funding, priority registration each semester is given to individuals with a master’s degree who are currently teaching dual credit courses in the content area being sought. Individuals who do not currently have a master’s degree and/or are not currently teaching dual credit courses in the content area are encouraged to apply and will be served based on program availability.

How many semesters are available for Teach Dual Credit Indiana?

Graduate courses will be offered as funding allows in the following semesters: Winter/Spring 2024, Summer 2024, Fall 2024, Winter/Spring 2025, Summer 2025, and Fall 2025.

What subject areas are included?

Teach Dual Credit Indiana provides courses in non-STEM liberal arts fields based on the Indiana Commission for Higher Education’s Liberal Arts Priority Dual Credit Crosswalk, which is available on the Indiana Department of Education website.

Currently, Teach Dual Credit Indiana covers graduate courses in communications/speech, economics, English, history, political science/government, and world languages.

Teachers in STEM fields are encouraged to learn more about STEM Teach, which provides graduate courses for dual credit credentialing in biology, chemistry, math, physics, psychology, and technology/IT. STEM Teach also provides professional development opportunities and graduate courses for non-dual credit teachers. Like Teach Dual Credit Indiana, STEM Teach is administered by the Center of Excellence in Leadership of Learning.

Are there fees associated with taking Teach Dual Credit Indiana courses?

No. Teach Dual Credit Indiana pays the higher education institution directly for tuition, books and materials for all courses.

How do I apply for Teach Dual Credit Indiana?

In order to be eligible for Teach Dual Credit Indiana, teachers must apply via an online application to participate in this grant-funded opportunity. Click here to read more about the application process.

Will every teacher who is accepted into the program be able to complete 18 credit hours?

Teach Dual Credit Indiana does not guarantee that every teacher will be able to complete 18 credit hours. An applicant’s priority status, class availability, content area limitations, minimum and maximum enrollment requirements, funding limitations, etc. can affect the number of credit hours available to accepted teachers.

Will Teach Dual Credit Indiana pay for a master's degree program?

Teachers who complete 12-18 graduate credits through Teach Dual Credit Indiana and who do not already have a master’s degree may be eligible to receive scholarship funding to complete a master’s degree. Learn more on our Master’s Degree Funding page.

Course Registration Questions

Once I’m accepted, can I register for courses every semester? What does “priority registration” mean?

Due to grant funding requirements, priority course registration is offered in phases based on the following windows:

Window 1: Teachers with a master’s degree who are currently teaching dual credit classes
Window 2: Teachers with a master’s degree who are not currently teaching dual credit classes
Window 3: Teachers without a master’s degree who are currently teaching dual credit classes
Window 4: Teachers without a master’s degree who are not currently teaching dual credit classes

Specific dates for each will be shared prior to each course registration period, and accepted teachers will be sent course registration instructions on the morning that their registration window opens.

Depending on available seats and the number of teachers for each content area, some or all courses in a given content area may fill before every teacher has an opportunity to register in any given semester.

If teachers obtain a master’s degree or begin teaching dual credit courses, they are encouraged to contact our team at teachdualcredit@uindy.edu so their record can be updated.

Since applying to Teach Dual Credit Indiana, I started teaching a dual credit class or earned my master’s degree. Can I now register in an earlier registration window?

If you started teaching dual credit classes or earned your master’s degree since applying to Teach Dual Credit Indiana, please let us know before our registration window opens. Due to grant funding requirements, we must verify these changes. Once we confirm your master’s degree or current dual credit teaching assignment, we will send you an email that notes your new registration window.

How do I register for courses through Teach Dual Credit Indiana?

If teachers are eligible to register for courses, they will receive information about their course registration window, deadlines, and how to register prior to each semester. When their registration window opens, teachers can register for courses through the teacher portal at https://teachdualcredit.azurewebsites.net. Seats are limited.

How many courses may I take each semester?

Teachers take one course per term as funding allows.

For full-semester courses, teachers may take one course per semester.

For half-semester/condensed courses, teachers may take one course in each term (i.e. a course in Fall I and a course in Fall II), totaling two courses per semester.

Seats are limited.

How do I know how many credits each course is worth?

Typically, courses offered through Teach Dual Credit Indiana are 3 credits.

Teachers can view the number of credits for each course through the Quick Look or the online course listing. The Courses page provides the Quick Look and online course catalog for the current semester, and the Course Archive provides the Quick Look and online course catalog for previous semesters.

Can I enroll directly into courses at any institution that is offering Teach Dual Credit courses?

Teachers must register for courses through the Teach Dual Credit teacher portal to be eligible for this grant-funded opportunity.

Teachers who have been pre-approved for master’s completion funding may be able to register for master’s completion courses through the higher education provider.

Can I take courses from different institutions?

We recommend that teachers review all courses they plan to take with their school’s dual credit provider (the higher education institution providing dual credit classes in the content area at the high school), as individual provider requirements may vary.

Teachers who intend to complete a master’s degree should review the master’s completion options for their content area to guide course decisions.

Teachers who already have a master’s degree may have more flexibility in choosing courses but should ensure that courses from multiple institutions all meet credentialing requirements and do not overlap.

In addition, teachers who want to complete a graduate certificate (where available) should register for courses from that institution.

When and how will I receive textbooks? Is there a fee for textbooks?

Teach Dual Credit Indiana covers the cost of textbooks, which are provided directly from the university as a digital resource or a physical book. Please note that some of the physical books may be rentals, which must be returned per the university’s instructions. Any unreturned textbook costs are at the expense of the participating teacher. Digital resources are delivered by email or provided through the course management system or syllabus.

How do I know if courses will count toward dual credit credentialing?

We have done our best to audit courses from each institution to ensure they will be accepted by dual credit providers. However, we encourage teachers to go over their proposed courses with their dual credit provider, especially if they have other graduate credits or if they will be taking courses from multiple higher education institutions.

What if I need to drop a course?

Please give thoughtful consideration to your registration and enrollment in this grant-funded opportunity. If you are unable to complete the course, another teacher will have missed out on the opportunity to participate.

If you need to drop/withdraw from the course for emergency reasons, inform your instructor and Teach Dual Credit Indiana as soon as possible. The instructor will inform you if you need to go through the institution’s drop process.

If you drop a course after the registration window, your student account will be placed on hold and you will be unable to register for or participate in courses for one or more semesters.

Teachers may request to continue coursework after one semester off after their dropped course by submitting a recommitment statement.

What if I do not pass a course? What are the grade requirements?

Teachers who fail to successfully complete a course (C+ or better) through Teach Dual Credit Indiana have their student account placed on hold and are unable to register for or participate in courses for one or more semesters.

Teachers may request to continue coursework after one semester off after their dropped course by submitting a recommitment statement.

Please note that Teach Dual Credit Indiana’s policy is separate from the policies of any higher education institutions.

My student account at the higher education institution reflects a balance. What should I do?

Your courses will be covered by Teach Dual Credit Indiana, and you will not be personally responsible for any costs.

Since Teach Dual Credit Indiana is billed for tuition and materials after a course has ended, it is common for teachers’ student accounts to reflect a balance during a course. Please disregard the balance in your student account unless you receive an invoice or a bill.

I received an invoice or a bill. What should I do?

If you receive an invoice or bill from the higher education institution, please let us know and forward a copy if possible. While many notices are automatically generated, we are happy to follow up on your behalf to ensure that all tuition, textbooks, and related costs have been appropriately paid through the program.

How do I provide feedback on the completed course?
Each teacher will receive an email with a link to a survey for feedback about the program, course, instructor, etc. Your participation is strongly encouraged to continue improving the Teach Dual Credit Indiana program.
Where can I access grade/transcript records or see what courses I have taken?

Teach Dual Credit Indiana does not maintain grade or transcript records. 

Many teachers find that the National Student Clearinghouse is an easy way to order transcripts, especially transcripts from multiple universities. Alternatively, teachers can order transcripts through each college or university where they completed courses.

Teachers can view a list of their previous courses (without grade information) by logging into their student portal at https://teachdualcredit.azurewebsites.net and selecting Students > Classes.

What should I do once I complete 18 graduate credits in a content area?

Teachers who already have a master’s degree should contact their school’s dual credit provider to receive credentialing.

Teachers who do not yet have a master’s degree will be contacted by Teach Dual Credit Indiana regarding the possibility of master’s completion funding.

Will I receive a degree or certificate from Teach Dual Credit Indiana?

Teach Dual Credit Indiana Teach provides opportunities to take graduate courses from a variety of higher education partners. The program does not issue graduate certificates but does provide a certificate of course completion(s) once teachers complete the number of graduate credits indicated on their application. This certificate will be issued approximately 4 weeks after the course ends.

Participating higher education institutions may offer graduate certificates for teachers who complete courses from their institution. The online course listing for each course indicates whether a graduate certificate is available and whether the course is eligible.

In addition, teachers who complete 18 graduate credits through the program may be eligible to receive scholarship funding to receive a master’s degree. Teachers can learn more here.

What if I forgot my password or can't log into my student account?

You can access your student account at https://teachdualcredit.azurewebsites.net. If you click Login in the top right corner, you can click on “Forgot your password?”

You will receive an email from wlodarczykt@uindy.edu with a subject line “CRM….” This email will include a temporary password which you can use to log in. Please note that clicking “Forgot your password?” multiple times will generate additional emails that will invalidate the previous temporary password(s).

If you do not receive the temporary password email after 10 minutes and have checked your junk, spam, and promotion folders, or if you are still experiencing issues, please contact us at teachdualcredit@uindy.edu.