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Dual Enrollment Faculty

As a high school instructor, you can become certified to teach dual enrollment (DE) courses. To teach DE courses, you must meet certification requirements and complete Pima's faculty certification process.

Benefits of Becoming a Dual Enrollment Teacher

Pima Community College's Dual Enrollment program lets high school students get a headstart by earning college and high school credits in the same class. It’s also a fantastic opportunity for high school teachers with the following benefits:

  • The satisfaction of enhancing your student’s educational experience.
  • Access to college resources, including online course templates, technology support, and library resources.
  • Exposure to new qualifications and skills, and access to valuable professional development and teaching opportunities.
  • Tuition waiver: Self, Spouse/Significant Other, and Dependents. $15 Tuition per person/semester (Excludes any additional course fees).

Arizona Teachers Academy Scholarship

The Arizona Teachers Academy (ATA) tuition scholarship is available to provide the financial support you need to meet the requirements to teach Dual Enrollment courses at your high school (see requirements below).

How does it work?

  1. Apply to an Arizona public university
  2. Apply for federal student aid through FAFSA
  3. Enroll in a program of your choice and complete ATA agreement form
  4. Complete your degree or post-graduate certificate
  5. Teach in an Arizona public school for each year you receive funding*

To learn more, check the ATA eligible degree programs available at each University:

*To receive the scholarship, you must commit to one year of teaching in an Arizona public school for each year you receive the scholarship.

Certification Requirements

The certification requirements for dual enrollment faculty will vary depending on the content area. Generally, the minimum certification requirements are:

  • A Master’s degree in any field with 18 graduate semester hours in the field of study, or
  • An in-progress doctoral dissertation (i.e. defended proposal) in any discipline with 24 graduate semester hours in the discipline.
If you are teaching a Career and Technical Education (CTE) course, there are additional requirements that vary for each academic area. These requirements may include:
  • The minimum certification requirements, or
  • A Bachelor’s degree in any field of study, or
  • A Bachelor’s degree in any field and 3 years of direct work experience in the field, or
  • An Associate’s degree in any field and 5 years of direct work experience in the field, or
  • 64 semester credit hours in the field of study and 5 years of direct work experience in the field, or
  • An industry-recognized certification in the field of study and 5 years of direct work experience in the field, or
  • A valid license in the field of study and 5 years of direct work experience in the field.

For questions pertaining to the process, please contact your dual enrollment point of contact.

Faculty Certification Process

Please note: You must be appropriately credentialed or be on an approved education plan prior to the start of teaching your dual enrollment class(es).

Step 1:  Complete the pre-screening form and the online adjunct application for employment. 

Step 2:  Request your official transcripts to be sent to the Faculty Qualifications and Hiring Office.

Send your undergraduate and graduate (if appropriate) official transcripts to the Faculty Qualifications and Hiring Office in a sealed (i.e. unopened) envelope.

Transcripts may be sent and/or hand delivered to:

Faculty Qualifications and Hiring Office
2202 W Anklam Rd, Tucson, AZ 85709-0315
 

Step 3:  Submit a current résumé or curriculum vitae to your DE point of contact via email.

Step 4:  If CTE, submit current and valid license or certificate to your DE point of contact via email.    

Step 5:  Allow 4-8 weeks for processing of your application depending on the submission of your official transcripts and other materials and the volume of applications.

Faculty Certification Approval

Once approved, you will receive a notification from the Faculty Qualifications and Hiring Office and a request for you to submit the necessary paperwork. You will also receive your "A" number (i.e. faculty ID) and instructions on how to set-up your MyPima account, which will provide you with access to a variety of faculty resources.

Please complete and submit required paperwork to the Faculty Qualifications and Hiring Office in a timely manner to finalize the faculty credentialing process.

Questions?

Please contact the Faculty Qualifications and Hiring Office at 520.206.3181 or facultycertification@pima.edu.

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