High School Teacher Qualifications

High School Dual Credit Teacher Qualifications

Qualifications by Course
ART 111 Drawing I
The Art & Design Program prefers a master’s degree in the field of art and design. However, in the absence of a master’s, the program looks for a degree in art or design education along with appropriate teaching or field experience and successful completion of a teacher certification workshop (offered one-on-one or in a scheduled summer session with a faculty liaison).
BIOL 102 Biology and Society
The Department of Biological Sciences prefers a master’s degree in Biology or a related field. However, in the absence of a master’s, the department looks for a bachelor’s degree in biology (or related field) along with appropriate teaching or field experience and successful completion of a teacher certification workshop (offered one-on-one or in a scheduled summer session with a faculty liaison).
CHEM 101 Introduction to Chemistry I
The Department of Chemistry prefers a master’s degree in the field or a related field. However, in the absence of a master’s, the department looks for a degree in Chemistry (or a related field with at least 20 college credits in chemistry) along with appropriate teaching or field experience and successful completion of a teacher certification workshop (offered one-on-one or in a scheduled summer session with a faculty liaison).
COMM 101 Fundamentals of Public Speaking
The Department of Psychology and Communication Studies requires a degree in Communications or a related field along with appropriate teaching or field experience and successful completion of a teacher certification workshop (offered one-on-one or in a scheduled summer session with a faculty liaison).
CS 112 Computational Thinking and Problem Solving
The Department of Computer Science requires a degree in the field or a closely related field along with appropriate teaching or field experience and successful completion of a teacher certification workshop (offered one-on-one or in a scheduled summer session with a faculty liaison).
EDCI 201 Contexts of Education
The Department of Curriculum and Instruction requires a degree in Family Consumer Science or Early Childhood Education along with appropriate teaching or field experience, an interview with the faculty liaison, and successful completion of a teacher certification workshop (offered one-on-one or in a scheduled summer session with a faculty liaison).
ENGL 101 Introduction to College Writing
ENGL 175 Introduction to Literary Genres
ENGL 257 Literature of Western Civilization
ENGL 258 Literature of Western Civilization

The Department of English prefers a master’s degree in the field or a related field. However, in the absence of a master’s, the department looks for a degree in Secondary Education with an English teaching emphasis and/or course work beyond a bachelor’s degree such as completion of the National Writing Project’s Summer Institute along with appropriate teaching or field experience, and the successful completion of a teacher certification workshop (Grace Nixon English Institute teacher certification courses are offered in a scheduled summer session with a faculty liaison or, in limited circumstances, one-on-one).
ENVS 101 Introduction to Environmental Science
ENVS 102 Field Activities in Environmental Sciences

The Environmental Science Program requires a degree in Environmental Science or a related field along with appropriate teaching or field experience and successful completion of a teacher certification workshop (offered one-on-one or in a scheduled summer session with a faculty liaison).
FS 110 Introduction to Food Science
The School of Food Science requires a degree in Food Science or a related field along with appropriate teaching or field experience and successful completion of a teacher certification workshop (offered one-on-one or in a scheduled summer session with a faculty liaison).
FREN 102 Elementary French II
FREN 201 Intermediate French I
FREN 202 Intermediate French II

The Department of Modern Languages and Cultures requires a degree in French, an advanced level of language proficiency, and a state-issued teaching certificate/endorsement, along with appropriate teaching/field experience and successful completion of a teacher certification workshop (offered one-on-one or in a scheduled summer session with a faculty liaison).
GERM 102 Elementary German II
GERM 201 Intermediate German I
GERM 202 Intermediate German II

The Department of Modern Languages and Cultures requires a degree in German, an advanced level of language proficiency, and a state-issued teaching certificate/endorsement, along with appropriate teaching/field experience and successful completion of a teacher certification workshop (offered one-on-one or in a scheduled summer session with a faculty liaison).
HIST 111 Introduction to U.S. History
HIST 112 Introduction to U.S. History

The Department of History requires a degree in History or a related field along with appropriate teaching or field experience and successful completion of a teacher certification workshop (offered one-on-one or in a scheduled summer session with a faculty liaison).
JAPN 102 Elementary Japanese II
JAPN 201 Intermediate Japanese I
JAPN 202 Intermediate Japanese II

The Department of Modern Languages and Cultures requires a degree in Japanese or related field (such as Asian Studies), an advanced level of language proficiency, and a state-issued teaching certificate/endorsement, along with appropriate teaching/field experience and successful completion of a teacher certification workshop (offered one-on-one or in a scheduled summer session with a faculty liaison).
MATH 143 Pre-Calculus Algebra and Analytic Geometry
MATH 144 Analytic Trigonometry

—Using Polya Model
The Department of Mathematics requires a degree in the field or a related field along with appropriate teaching or field experience. A master’s degree is not required for this model. The department provides the course syllabus, grading scheme (with some flexibility for local conditions), and all assignments and exams. Students complete the same material as on-campus students. Sample tests from the beginning, middle and end of the year from a high, middle, and low scoring student are also required (remove student names). Blank tests may be submitted. Certification is done one-on-one with a faculty liaison.
MATH 143 Pre-Calculus Algebra and Analytic Geometry
MATH 144 Analytic Trigonometry

—Using High School’s Materials
The Department of Mathematics prefers a master’s degree in the field or a related field for this model. However, in the absence of a master’s, the department looks for a degree in mathematics or mathematics education and course work beyond a bachelor’s degree such as abstract algebra along with other specific advanced algebra courses. The department also considers experience, and there are team-teaching situations where the lead teacher has a master’s degree. The school’s course content, text book, exams, and grading scale are all reviewed and approved to ensure they cover the same material the university covers in a similar time frame, and are of the same rigor. Grading scale (weights of exams, homework, etc.) must also be similar to courses taught on the university campus for evaluation and assessment purposes. High schools are at liberty to cover material in a different order or cover additional material, but the pace remains comparable. Sample tests from the beginning, middle and end of the year from a high, middle, and low scoring student are also required (remove student names). Blank tests may be submitted. Certification is done one-on-one with a faculty liaison.
MATH 170 Analytic Geometry and Calculus I
—Using Gateway Model
A Department of Mathematics instructor conducts the course with an administrative liaison assisting at the high school. There is no certification process because this model does not require a math teacher’s involvement at the local school. It is designed to make scientific calculus accessible in places where there may not be an AP course, and all materials are provided by the university. Sample tests from the beginning, middle and end of the year from a high, middle, and low scoring student are also required (remove student names). Blank tests may be submitted. Certification is done one-on-one with a faculty liaison.
MATH 170 Analytic Geometry and Calculus I
—Using High School’s Materials
The Department of Mathematics prefers a master’s degree in the field or a related field for this model. However, in the absence of a master’s, the department will review and consider course work beyond a bachelor’s degree. The department also considers experience and the existence of a successful Advanced Placement (AP) class, which involves coursework specifically related to teaching an AP math class. We like to see some specific advanced calculus courses beyond calculus II and differential equations. The school’s course content, text book, exams, and grading scale are all reviewed and approved to ensure they cover the same material the university covers in a similar time frame, and are of the same rigor. Grading scale (weights of exams, homework, etc.) must also be similar to courses taught on the university campus for evaluation and assessment purposes. High schools are at liberty to cover material in a different order or cover additional material, but the pace remains comparable. Sample tests from the beginning, middle and end of the year from a high, middle, and low scoring student are also required (remove student names). Blank tests may be submitted. Certification is done one-on-one with a faculty liaison.
PLSC 201 Principles of Horticulture
The Department of Plant, Soil & Entomological Sciences requires a degree in Agriculture Education or a related field along with appropriate teaching or field experience and successful completion of a teacher certification workshop (offered one-on-one or in a scheduled summer session with a faculty liaison).
POLS 101 Introduction to Political Science and American Government
The Martin School |Department of Political Science requires a degree in Political Science or a related field along with appropriate teaching or field experience and successful completion of a teacher certification workshop (offered one-on-one or in a scheduled summer session with a faculty liaison).
PSYC 101 Introduction to Psychology
The Department of Psychology and Communication Studies requires a degree in Psychology or a related field along with appropriate teaching or field experience and successful completion of a teacher certification workshop (offered one-on-one or in a scheduled summer session with a faculty liaison).
SPAN 102 Elementary Spanish II
SPAN 201 Intermediate Spanish I
SPAN 202 Intermediate Spanish II

The Department of Modern Languages and Cultures requires a degree in Spanish, an advanced level of language proficiency, and a state-issued teaching certificate/endorsement, along with appropriate teaching/field experience and successful completion of a teacher certification workshop (offered one-on-one or in a scheduled summer session with a faculty liaison).
STAT 251 Probability and Statistics
The Department of Statistics requires a master’s degree (or near completion) in Statistics or a related field and successful completion of UI STAT 431 Statistical Analysis (or its equivalent). As part of teacher certification, prospective teachers must work one-on-one with the faculty liaison to develop a department approved plan for the dual credit course. This may be done at a mutually agreed upon time.

Please direct any questions to the Dual Credit Coordinator at (208)885-4074 or dualcredit@uidaho.edu.