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G-34-1.5 Minimum Qualifications for Instructors

(Formerly HR-5-3.5)

The requirements listed below are the minimum qualifications for instructional personnel at the entry level. The College may establish higher standards for a specific position or assignment. These qualifications do not apply to instructors of non-credit courses.

Minimum qualifications for employment as an instructor in College transfer courses:

  1. Master's degree in the subject area or an area closely related to that of primary teaching assignment from an accredited institution; or a minimum of 30 quarter hours (20 semester hours) of graduate credit in academic courses in the field of the primary teaching assignment.

 

 Minimum qualifications for employment as an instructor in CTE courses:

  1. A degree or credential appropriate in the field of primary teaching assignment (AAS, BS, or MS depending on the program) and/or demonstrated competencies in professional fields; or instructor has a minimum of 24-quarter hours of credit in the field of the primary teaching assignment.
  2. Relevant experience working in the field.

 

 Minimum qualifications for employment as an instructor in College developmental courses:

  1. Bachelor’s Degree in the subject area or an area closely related to that of primary teaching assignment from an accredited institution.

 

Note: Although the above is a minimum qualification for faculty members at the College, the College has undertaken an effort to employ individuals who possess a doctoral degree, or other academic credential above the minimum requirements, in an appropriate academic discipline.

In certain cases, particularly Dual Credit courses taught in high schools, an instructor who does not meet the minimum qualifications may be approved to teach specific courses by the College President.