The Dual Credit English Teaching Certificate is intended for area teachers who already possess a Master’s Degree but need an additional 18 credit hours in graduate English classes in order to teach dual credit English classes, such as those offered through USI’s College Achievement Program (CAP).
According to Higher Learning Commission (HLC) guidelines, teachers of dual credit classes must have a Master's Degree with a minimum of 18 graduate credit hours in the subject area in which they teach.
The Dual Credit English Teaching Certificate program is comprised of eighteen 18 credit hours of coursework.
Students must enroll in at least one of the following pedagogical courses (3-6 hours):
ENG 644 is advised for those who would like to teach dual-credit literature courses, and ENG 646 is advised for those who plan to teach dual-credit composition courses. Students may take both classes if they desire.
Students may enroll in any of the following electives (12-15 hours):