Teacher Eligibility

Concurrent Enrollment instructors are teachers at high schools that have established a partnership with USM in order to deliver University of Southern Maine courses. Prospective instructors must submit a CV to USM and include all transcripts from graduate-level work undertaken (whether a degree was completed or not) and any other discipline-relevant information such as certifications earned, positions held, and active membership in professional or discipline-specific associations. The relevant academic department at USM will review teacher CVs and any additional materials submitted to determine who can deliver Concurrent Enrollment courses and credits on their behalf. 

High school teachers interested in delivering a Concurrent Enrollment course should complete the Concurrent Enrollment Instructor Interest Form.

*Note: The National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships (NACEP) requires Concurrent Enrollment teachers have a minimum of a Master’s degree in their field or another Master’s degree with 5-10 years teaching experience, including significant undergraduate and graduate preparation in their field of study. The University of Southern Maine is not currently accredited by NACEP, however the university is aligning dual enrollment programs with NACEP standards. For more information, please see the NACEP Standards for Accreditation by visiting the NACEP website.