Teacher FAQs

Learn more about Teach Dual Credit Indiana in our program overview flyer, or browse additional questions below.

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 and makes the transition to college easier and more affordable for students as they earn college credits while still enrolled in high school.

Who is eligible to participate in Teach Dual Credit Indiana?
All applicants must be currently teaching in an Indiana school and be current or future dual credit teachers in eligible content areas, as verified by an administrator letter.

Due to program funding, priority consideration will be given to individuals with a Master’s degree who are currently teaching dual credit courses.

Individuals who do not currently have a Master’s degree and/or are not currently teaching dual credit courses are encouraged to apply and may be served based on program availability.

What subject areas qualify?

Teach Dual Credit Indiana provides courses in non-STEM fields such as communications, English, economics, history, government/political science, and world languages.

STEM teachers are encouraged to learn more about our sister program, STEM Teach.

How many semesters are available for Teach Dual Credit Indiana?
Graduate courses will be offered in the following semesters: Winter/Spring 2021, Summer I & II 2021, Fall 2021, Winter/Spring 2022, and Summer I & II 2022, Fall 2022, and Winter/Spring 2023 as funding allows. Courses may be offered in an online, hybrid or in-person approach.
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.

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

Due to grant funding requirements, priority consideration for program acceptance and for course registration each semester is given to teachers with a master’s degree who are currently teaching dual credit courses. This means that teachers without a master’s degree and/or teachers who are not currently teaching dual credit courses may not have an opportunity to register for courses each semester, even if they were previously accepted or have taken courses in prior semesters.


Our desire is to serve as many teachers as possible through Teach Dual Credit Indiana. Prior to each course registration window, teachers will be notified if they have an opportunity to register for courses and if so, when that registration window opens. If teachers obtain a master’s degree or begin teaching dual credit courses, they are encouraged to contact Andrea Fisher at teachdualcredit@uindy.edu so their record can be updated.

How do teachers register for courses in 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.

Will teachers receive a degree or certificate from Teach Dual Credit Indiana?
Teach Dual Credit Indiana does not provide degrees or certificates; it provides opportunities to take graduate courses at participating higher education institutions that may count toward degrees or certificates. Teachers should check with their school’s dual credit provider to ensure that each course will count towards dual credit credentialing.
May teachers enroll directly into courses at any institution that is offering Teach Dual Credit courses?
No. Teachers must register for courses through the Teach Dual Credit teacher portal to be eligible for this grant-funded opportunity.
How do teachers know if courses will count toward dual credit credentialing?
Teachers must work with their school’s primary dual credit provider prior to registering for a course to ensure that a course will count towards credentialing.
What are the Higher Learning Commission’s (HLC) requirements to teach dual credit courses?
Teachers should contact their school’s primary dual credit provider to learn about the courses required to teach dual credit.
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.
Will every dual credit teacher who is an accepted applicant 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 applicants.
If I do not pass or "show up" for a class that is funded through Teach Dual Credit Indiana, am I eligible to take subsequent courses?
If you are unable to successfully complete a Teach Dual Credit Indiana funded course (C+ or better), you may not be allowed to enroll in future Teach Dual Credit Indiana opportunities.
What do I do if I need to drop a course after I have registered and enrolled and even attended or participated in some sessions?
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 do not successfully complete the course or withdraw from Teach Dual Credit Indiana courses, you will not have priority to register for future courses offered through Teach Dual Credit Indiana.

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.
How many courses may I take each semester?
Teachers may take ONE course per semester.
Additional questions?

For additional questions, please contact Trish Wlodarczyk at wlodarczykt@uindy.edu.