Instructor Info

High school courses may be eligible for dual enrollment

Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) uses a coordinating-supporting college model for Dual Enrollment (DE) course offerings. Instructors teaching at high schools assigned to SCC may be eligible to offer their high school classes for dual enrollment credit.

Which courses can be offered for DE credit?

Courses listed in the MCCCD-Dual Enrollment Course Catalog may be offered for dual enrollment credit. This catalog is updated annually. Courses are added to and removed from the catalog based on MCCCD Instructional Council interest and course transferability. A course match is required to offer the college course for DE credit. Course matches may be completed by comparing MCCCD course descriptions and competencies to the high school class description, standards, and/or syllabus.

For the most up-to-date Dual Enrollment Course Catalog, visit the MCCCD Dual Enrollment website. The catalog is listed under Additional Tools and Resources.

MCCCD courses are classified academic or occupational. Instructor qualifications vary based on the designation of the course type.

Who can teach dual enrollment courses?

The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) is the accrediting body for Maricopa Community Colleges. The HLC sets criteria for instructor qualifications. Instructor files are reviews and ultimately approved by the respective department chair for the discipline.

Minimum Requirements for Academic or Occupations Area

OPTION A: A Master’s degree in the teaching field

OPTION B: A Master’s degree in any teaching field with 18 graduate semester hours in the teaching field

  • Number of Graduate Credits earned in discipline teaching (Level 500+)
  • Graduate credits are generally 500 level courses and above. Upper division credits are typically 300-499 level courses. Refer to the back of the transcript to determine what constitutes graduate or upper division credits

OPTION C: A Master’s degree in any teaching field with tested experience approved by the MCCCD discipline-specific Instructional Council (IC)

  • Center for Curriculum & Transfer Articulation
  • Instructors qualifying with tested experience must submit the IC council tested experience rubric with indication of criteria met and supporting documentation

OPTION D: A Master’s degree in any teaching field with 24 upper division semester hours in the teaching field

  • Qualified ONLY through September 2022.
  • Instructors qualifying with these criteria must also submit a compliance plan

Alternative Minimum Requirements for Occupational Areas

Occupational teaching fields require the following from an accredited college or university:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in the field, or A combination of education, training, and tested experience.

ATTENTION: Education, training, and tested experience will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis and will require sufficient documentation such as transcripts, an employment verification letter, industry certification, client statements, and/or tax records. The Chair/OPD signature on the Faculty Minimum Qualification form confirms that this documentation was reviewed and approved for occupational instructors meeting qualification status with alternative requirements.

DE Instructor Expectations & Benefits

  • MCCCD Annual Disclosures: Employee Learn Center
  • Syllabus
    • The high school course syllabus must list college course competencies consistent with the MCCCD guidelines and expectations.
  • Site Visit
    • A designated faculty lead in the discipline will schedule a site visit to discuss curriculum and course alignment to the college course offering.
  • SCC Center for Teaching and Learning
    • Professional Development & Resources
    • No Cost
  • SCC Library
    • HS classroom consultation
  • Tuition fund allocation to high school for program enhancement
    • Used at high school discretion.
    • Classroom materials
    • Professional development
    • Textbooks
    • Curriculum development
  • Potential for Adjunct faculty opportunity in the future