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HLC Requirement for Concurrent Enrollment

The program was designed to support concurrent enrollment teachers receive 18 graduate level credits in their area of instruction.

Overview

In 2015, in response to the Higher Learning Commission’s (HLC) decision to enforce rules related to faculty qualifications for concurrent enrollment instructors, representatives of Lakes Country Service Cooperative (LCSC), Northwest Service Cooperative (NWSC) and Minnesota State University Moorhead (MSU Moorhead) proposed a plan, which was put forth as SF 3062 and HF 3326 during the 89th Minnesota Legislature, to secure a legislative appropriation to help concurrent enrollment teachers in the LCSC and NWSC regions become highly qualified.

Beginning in the summer of 2016, after legislative passage, staff from LCSC and NWSC collaborated with departments at MSU Moorhead to develop high quality online programming for graduate level courses. Working with administration and faculty members at MSU Moorhead, the first asynchronous online courses for 18 Online began in January of 2017.

In November of 2017 the initial legislative appropriations were expanded to the Statewide Partnership for Concurrent Enrollment. These funds were to be used to increase accessibility and expand upon the current offerings of the 18 online program.

What is the HLC Requirement?

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Contact Information

Angela Skrade, Program Coordinator, angela.skrade@metroecsu.org

Enrollment & Other Information


HLC Requirement for Concurrent Enrollment
The program was designed to support concurrent enrollment teachers receive 18 graduate level credits in their area of instruction.


Who qualifies for this grant?
Public education instructors who are currently, or in the future will be, teaching concurrent enrollment courses in high school settings and who have been nominated by their district to participate in the program are potential participants.


HLC Funding Sources and Programs
Brake down chart with information about programs, content areas, materials, tuition, and others.


Content Areas and Partners
List of the available content areas and partners.


Statewide Partnership for Concurrent Enrollment Main
Approximately 76% of the state’s high school concurrent enrollment instructors do not currently meet the Higher Learning Commission's standard for instructors.

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