A new report on the state of dual credit teachers points to near and long term opportunities and challenges

Posted on March 9, 2022 by
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This recent report (March 2022) was jointly prepared by Jennifer Zinth (Zinth Consulting, LLC), Amy Williams (National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships – NACCEP), Alex Perry (College in the High School Alliance – CHSA and Foresight Law + Policy) and Jennifer Parks (Midwestern Higher Education Compact – MHEC).

It serves as a concise, and contemporary look at the supply side of concurrent credit teachers, as well as the impact of an approaching deadline for dual credit teacher credentialing set by the Higher Learning Commission, and the increasing demand for college credit course offerings for secondary students.  That pinch in teacher supply versus demand has generated unique incentive programs, system changes, and initiative alignment among policy makers, and secondary and post-secondary systems.  The report touches on those and more in describing the current and future landscape of concurrent credit teaching.

The report also raises concerns and potential paths forward for efforts to redress equity in access to dual credit course offerings, teacher needs/barriers to credentialing compliance, and elevating the relationship of secondary and post-secondary decision and policy makers.

This is a complex issue, involving unique state to state approaches and both near and long-term implications for the teacher pipeline in general and for teacher populations available and credentialed to meet a growing demand for dual credit content.  Its a quick reach;  take a look!https://www.mhec.org/news/new-report-building-concurrent-enrollment-teacher-pipeline-opportunities-challenges-and

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