High School Teachers
Dual Credit is a program that gives eligible high school students the opportunity to enroll in college classes for credit prior to high school graduation. College credits earned through dual credit become a part of the student’s permanent college record. They can be applied toward high school and college graduation, and they can be transferred to other colleges or universities.
Dual credit allows high school students to simultaneously earn credit toward a high school diploma and a postsecondary degree or certificate. Postsecondary institutions work closely with high schools to deliver college courses that are identical to those offered on the college campus. Credits earned in a dual credit class become part of the student’s permanent college record. Students may enroll in dual credit programs taught at the high school or on the college campus.
Postsecondary courses administered through a dual credit program reflect the pedagogical, theoretical, and philosophical orientation of the sponsoring faculty and/or academic department at the postsecondary institution. Instructors teaching college or university courses through dual credit meet the academic requirements for faculty and instructors teaching in postsecondary or provisions are made to ensure instructors are capable of providing quality college-level instruction through ongoing support and professional development.
Idaho State Board of Education
Governing Policies and Procedures
Section: III. Postsecondary Affairs
Subsection: Y. Advanced Opportunities
Benefits of offering Dual Credit Courses
The benefits of offering dual credit courses with the University of Idaho are many. Here are
just a few:
- Promotes academic rigor in line with University of Idaho and NACEP standards
- Reduces the need for remedial work in college courses
- Enables greater collaboration between high school and university faculty
- Increases student aspirations to go to college
- Builds closer ties between the university and area communities