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 2023, 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.

Learn more about dual credit requirements.

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.

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 extended based on additional funding.

 

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.

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 as well as professional development opportunities. 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?

Courses offered directly through Teach Dual Credit Indiana are designed to provide up to 18 graduate credit hours in eligible content areas.  

Teachers who complete 18 graduate credits thorugh the program may be eligible to receive scholarship funding to complete a master’s degree. Learn more here.

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 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 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.

How many courses may I take each semester?
Teachers may take ONE course per semester.
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 course syllabus. The Quick Look is available on the Courses page for current semesters and on the Course Archive page for previous semesters.

Can I 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.

Can I take courses from different institutions?

Taking courses from a single institution maximizes the likelihood that each course will be accepted by a dual credit provider for credentialing and that courses will not overlap. However, teachers are welcome to register for courses from any institution within their content area throughout the program. We encourage teachers to review their proposed courses with their dual credit provider.

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.

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. Teachers should reach out to the registrar’s office at each participating higher education institution to obtain transcript records. Typically, this is an online request.

To view a list of completed courses without grade information, teachers can log into their student portal at https://teachdualcredit.azurewebsites.net and click on Students > Classes.

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

Teachers should contact their school’s dual credit provider and ask them to verify that they have completed the necessary requirements to be credentialed to teach dual credit courses.

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

Teach Dual Credit Indiana provides opportunities to take graduate courses from a variety of higher education partners. While Teach Dual Credit Indiana does not provide degrees or certificates, they may be provided by participating higher education institutions. Please contact the campus for more information.

Teachers will receive a certificate of completion from Teach Dual Credit Indiana once they complete the number of graduate credits indicated on their application. This certificate will be issued approximately 4 weeks after the course ends.

In addition, teachers who complete 18 graduate credits through the program may be eligibile 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.

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