High school instructors who teach college courses through Ferris State University must meet established instructor criteria and be approved by the respective academic department.
Ferris provides required discipline-specific training for instructors and professional development opportunities.
Ferris has a policy to address instructor non-compliance with University expectations for courses offered through concurrent enrollment.
Per the Higher Learning Commission’s guidelines for dual-credit courses that were updated on October 1, 2015, dual credit or concurrent enrollment instructors must have the same minimum qualifications as faculty teaching on the university campus. Therefore, high school teachers must have a master’s degree in the discipline they are teaching, or they need at least 18 graduate-level credit hours within the discipline.
Many Ferris academic programs have instructor requirements that are above and beyond the High Learning Commission’s guidelines.