The opportunity for high school students to challenge themselves with college-level classes wouldn't be possible without enthusiastic and motivated teachers in the classroom.
The opportunity for high school students to challenge themselves with college-level classes wouldn't be possible without enthusiastic and motivated teachers in the classroom. Below are some resources you may find helpful throughout the year.
Concurrent Program Resources:
Interested in applying to teach in the concurrent enrollment program? Each applicant is considered independently, but a minimum of a master's degree with 18 graduate credits in the specific field you want to teach is preferred.
Applications must include:
The letters of recommendation and application can be addressed to Jill Abbott, M State AVP of Academic Affairs.
Completed applications can be mailed to: M State, 1414 College Way, Fergus Falls, MN 56537, Attn: Katie Tysdal
For a new class, new instructor or new mentor, six meetings are required. At least one planning meeting between the mentor and high school instructor (which includes new instructor orientation) must occur prior to the start of the semester. At least two in-person classroom observations will occur and one follow-up meeting. Mentors will record their observations and recommendations, which are submitted and reviewed by M State's associate vice president (AVP).
Repeat course offerings with the same instructor and mentor are required to have three meetings. At least one of these meetings will be a classroom observation.
Upon request, high school teachers can be provided feedback from their mentor reports.
A minimum of one planning meeting between the faculty mentor and high school instructor will occur prior to the start of the course. This meeting will include a comprehensive New Teacher Orientation with discipline-specific training in topics including course curriculum, assessment criteria, pedagogy, course philosophy and theory. Other agenda items will include the Concurrent Enrollment Program handbook, administrative responsibilities, programmatic policy and procedures and ongoing/annual professional development.
Detailed responsibilities for all Concurrent Enrollment Program instructors can be found on the High School Instructor Responsibilities page.
Meeting topics may include:
Classroom observation topics may include: