Indiana Dual Credit Information
Dual credit is the term given to courses in which high school students have the opportunity to earn both high school and college credits simultaneously. Dual credit courses are taught by high school faculty, adjunct college faculty or college faculty either at the high school, at the college or university, or sometimes through online courses or digital education. Dual credit is offered by both state and independent (private, regionally accredited) colleges and universities.
Indiana has several programs that are funded through the STEM Teacher Recruitment Fund. Through STEM Teach Indiana, teachers may apply to take graduate courses in biology, chemistry, computer science, mathematics, physics and psychology courses from participating higher education institutions. Additional information regarding programs funded through the STEM Teacher Recruitment Fund can be found here.
Another program, Teach Dual Credit Indiana provides Indiana teachers with graduate courses and textbooks at no cost to them in discipline areas such as, communications/speech, economics, English, history, political science/government, and some world languages. INvestEd, a statewide nonprofit provided a $3 million grant to the Indiana Commission for Higher Education for Hoosier teachers to receive the necessary credit hours, up to 18 in total.
STEM Teach and Teach Dual Credit Indiana are administered by the Center of Excellence in Leadership of Learning (CELL) at the University of Indianapolis.
Indiana currently has around 3,000 dual credit teachers statewide. Legislation requires that all high schools must offer at least two dual credit courses. For more information regarding dual credit policies or programs to credential high school teachers, please contact Tari Lambert at the Indiana Commission for Higher Education at [email protected].