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Dual Credit Program

Information For Instructors And Administrators

Dual Credit Teacher/Instructor Eligibility

A teacher desiring to offer courses for dual credit through Diné College must meet the following criteria:

  • candidate should have a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree but some courses require a minium of a Master's Degree or 18 credit hours in the content area.
  • candidate must be approved as an adjunct instructor for Diné College by a department chairperson before the teacher may teach a certified dual credit course.
  • candidate must also participate in a Diné College Dual Credit Program orientation prior to offering a course.
  • candidate must be willing to have his/her work reviewed by a Diné College coordinator and/or faculty member on an annual basis. This review will include observation of the dual credit classroom, curriculum review, and a sampling of their curriculum.

Application

Curriculum

Courses offered through the dual credit program will present a rigorous curriculum and will introduce qualified students to college-level work for which they may earn both high school and college credit. Course materials, textbooks, and assignments will follow the Diné College course design, objectives, and assessment outcomes. Curriculum alignment before instruction begins will ensure that the dual credit teacher is able to cover both Diné College and high school core content in the chosen course. The Diné College faculty reserves the right to determine which courses are eligible for dual credit and what course content should be covered.

Credit

Students enrolling in and completing a dual credit course will obtain a college transcript. The grade will be automatically recorded on their student record at Diné College. The student must request a copy of their transcript to forward the grade to another college or institution. Our dual credit courses will articulate to univerisities and colleges within the four-corners region.

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Program Evaluation and Follow Up

Classroom visits by Diné College dual credit personnel and faculty will provide one avenue for ensuring that instructors teach appropriate content at appropriate levels for college credit.

High school candidate will submit curriculum to Diné College for approval of qualifications to teach dual credit courses. The qualifications for teaching these courses will be the same as those required for teaching the campus-based sections of the same course. The candidate will then be credentialed by Diné College to instruct dual credit classes at the partnering high schools.

A key component of program evaluation is determining participant access to post-secondary education after high school, as well as student success with their pursuit of post-secondary education. The program's continuance will depend, in part, on the results of data, including rates of transition to post-secondary education and the number of students who require preparatory classes before pursuing additional coursework.

Memorandum of Agreements (MOU)

 

Coordinator & Contact

Coordinator

Patrick Blackwater
M.S., Grand Canyon University
928.724.6921
pblackwater@dinecollege.edu

Contact

Mail to:
Diné College: Dual Credit Program
P.O. Box 127
Tsaile, AZ 86556