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Guidelines for Teachers and Administrators

There are two ways for your students to participate in the Dual Enrollment Program at CBU:

  • Courses taught at the high school by an approved teacher following a CBU-approved syllabus
  • Courses taught on CBU's campus

If you choose to teach the courses at your high school with an approved syllabus, you are required follow the instructions listed below. Failure to include all the requested information and paperwork may result in a delay.

Instructions for Courses Taught at Your School

Step 1: Determine if you meet Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) qualifications to instruct at the college level. An instructor of a dual enrollment course must have a master's degree and a minimum of 18 hours in the discipline or equivalent experience.

Step 2: Host an internal discussion with all relevant colleagues (department chairs, guidance counselors, curriculum directors, and other necessary administrators from your high school) to consider your school's interest in the dual enrollment program at CBU and your ability to meet dual enrollment guidelines and expectations.

Step 3: Contact the Director of Dual Enrollment at CBU to discuss specific dual enrollment guidelines, curriculum and credentialing requirements, and course expectations. Request from the Dual Enrollment Office a current syllabus used by CBU faculty for each course you choose to incorporate into your curriculum.

Step 4: Review a CBU course syllabus for each course you choose, comparing it to the corresponding high school course. Model each of your courses to match the CBU course standards as listed in our syllabus. Format your course syllabus according to the CBU common course syllabus.

Step 5: Complete the adjunct faculty application packet. This can be picked up in the Dual Enrollment Office or by contacting the Director of Dual Enrollment at CBU. We will need the application, current CV, data record form, all transcripts both undergraduate and graduate, course syllabus, and Early College Approval Form. It is recommended that test and evaluation processes and projects be submitted as well.

Step 6: The Director of Dual Enrollment will confirm that all of your paperwork has been received. It will be forwarded to the department chair for approval. CBU’s academic dean will approve the instructor, course, and syllabus with the final approval from the academic vice president.

You will be notified if any changes to the syllabus are needed. Once a decision is reached, the high school will be notified of acceptance or denial into the program.

Application Deadlines

Fall Semester: August 1
Spring Semester: December 1
Summer Semester: May 1

Stipends for Participating Schools

Christian Brothers University is dedicated to giving back to the community. One way is to provide a stipend to local high schools who participate in CBU’s Dual Enrollment Program. For each dual enrollment course taught at the high school, CBU returns $150 of the tuition. 

To qualify for the stipend, schools must meet the following requirements:

  • The teacher must meet SACS qualifications and be an approved faculty adjunct professor through the Dual Enrollment Program at CBU.
  • The school must employ the instructor of record. Facilitators will not qualify for the stipend.
  • The money will be paid to the school that employs the teacher.
  • The course must have at least six students enrolled. Courses with less than six students will receive money at the rate of $25 per student in the course.
  • The method of distribution is at the sole discretion of the school.
  • The school will be eligible for the stipend after all student accounts for that school have been settled. This includes payment for courses offered on and off the main CBU campus.
  • Special dual enrollment programs do not qualify for the stipend. These include, but are not limited to Bridge Builders and the Middle College High School programs.

For more information, contact dual@cbu.edu or (901) 321-4416.