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Dual Credit

School Participation and Procedures

Schools joining the dual credit program and using their own faculty as course instructors should submit the teachers' resumes. An acceptable resume documents the teacher's academic history and relevant educational experience. The resume should also document special awards and recognitions received and attendance at non-credit educational seminars, institutes, and conferences. Unofficial transcripts must accompany the resume (official transcripts will be required once approved). A course approval request form must accompany this information.

Faculty Qualifications

A high school teacher who wishes to become an instructor in the dual credit program must have a master’s degree with at least 18 semester hours of graduate-level coursework in the subject being taught. 

Note: Schools wishing to participate who do not have qualified faculty should contact the Wayne State College Distance and Continuing Education Office to discuss optional ways to participate.

Course Syllabus

The school district will utilize a course syllabus that is approved by Wayne State College and must include:

  • Course description
  • Objectives of the course
  • Textbook
  • Explanation of instruction
  • Supporting materials
  • Units and contents
  • Assessment materials
  • Final exam
  • Grading system/standards

Class Lists 

Once registrations have been finalized, a class list will be sent to high school counselor/teacher to verify enrollment.

Grade Reports  

Schools will receive an official grade sheet to be completed by the course instructor at the end of the semester. The high school teacher will record the same letter grade on the WSC grade report that he/she does on the high school grade report. A copy will be kept at the school and an official copy will be faxed to the WSC Distance and Continuing Education Office at 402-241-6440 or scanned and emailed to Judith Scherer Connealy at juscher1@wsc.edu. Please make sure instructor signs the grade report. Due to conflicting end of term dates, students may receive the grade of “IP” for the course which be replaced with an actual letter grade once the high school term is complete.

Grade scale:
A = 4.0
A- = 3.7
B+ = 3.3
B = 3.0
B- = 2.7
C+ = 2.3
C = 2.0
C- = 1.7
D+ = 1.3
D = 1.0
D- = 0.7
F = 0.0

A student receiving a grade of C- or below may choose to not have that grade recorded on his or her permanent record by notifying the Registrar's Office in writing within three weeks after the end of the term in which the grade was earned. If a change is requested, a grade of "NC" will be recorded and no credits will be earned.