Dual Enrollment Instructor

Scholarship Details

The JSU Dual Enrollment Instructor Expansion Scholarship was created to address this teacher shortage for a program that enables Alabama’s high school students to earn college credit while in high school. By expanding Dual Enrollment opportunities, JSU can provide access that saves both time and money for students as they prepare for careers. The competitive scholarship will be limited to high school teachers who have master’s degrees and who teach in a JSU Dual Enrollment Partner School. For the 2023-2024 year, applicants must submit their application no later than March 31, 2023.

Candidates must complete the following steps:

  • Complete the JSU Graduate Application for Admission and select Professional Development as your academic program and gain graduate admission to JSU.
  • Currently hold a master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution or foreign equivalent and lack no more than 6 hours in the subject area. Eligible general education subject areas include English, mathematics, science, history, foreign language, psychology, sociology, economics, political science, and fine arts.
  • Currently teach in a high school or school system that is in JSU’s service area as defined by ACHE (Calhoun, Cherokee, Clay, Cleburne, DeKalb, Etowah, Randolph, St. Clair, Talladega) and that has a Dual Enrollment MOU with JSU.
  • Have approval and recommendation from school principal or superintendent, who will indicate the school’s intent for the candidate to teach in-person DE classes for JSU once qualified, (the courses must be implemented in the school’s master schedule), as well as a letter of support from the guidance counselor.
  • Have a GPA of 3.25 from the master’s degree and any subsequent coursework.
  • Apply for adjunct status at JSU.

Criteria for Selection:

The successful candidate will:

  • Be able to assist the high school partner and JSU to meet the shortage of SACSCOC-qualified instructors in particular subject areas in general education.
  • Have a record of successful teaching in the discipline.
  • Show strong evidence of potential for success in JSU graduate classes in the discipline.

Scholarship Award:

The scholarship can only be used to cover classes needed for SACSCOC qualification and will cover the cost of up to 6 hours of graduate credit in an approved general education academic discipline.  The award will also cover the University’s general fee for one semester.  Classes must be taken within one year, and must be approved by the department head of the subject area.

  1. Submit a statement of goals through the online application account. Your statement of goals should show your interest in, aptitude for, and willingness to teach dual enrollment courses.
  2. A recommendation form completed by your principal or superintendent, who will indicate the school’s intent for the candidate to teach dual enrollment classes for JSU once qualified,  who can provide qualitative assessment of the applicant’s potential for success in graduate coursework. Please also have the guidance counselor submit a letter of support. Reference forms will be submitted electronically. Instructions for submission will be sent through email to the applicant upon submission of the online graduate application.
  3. Scholarship Application
  4. Application for Adjunct Faculty position at JSU.