What is 18 Online?
Teachers instructing concurrent enrollment (dual credit) courses are now required by the Higher Learning Commission, the accrediting body for post-secondary educational institutions, to have a master’s degree in the subject matter they are teaching, or to have a master’s degree and 18 credits in the subject matter they are teaching. This important change will ensure teachers are adequately qualified to teach college courses taught in the high schools.
18 Online provides the 18 credits you’ll need to become a qualified content area concurrent enrollment instructor. It’s the result of Minnesota House of Representatives bill H.F. 3326 and Senate bill S.F. No. 3062, which appropriated $3 million to provide curriculum development for the Northwest Regional Partnership continuing education program. It’s a collaborative effort between Lake Country Service Cooperative, Northwest Service Cooperative and Minnesota State University Moorhead.