High School Administrators

Concurrent Enrollment courses can include both liberal arts or career and technical courses.

Approved Concurrent Enrollment Courses

A high school wanting to offer a course not listed on the approved concurrent enrollment course list should work with the Associate Dean of Career and Technical Education, Lori Jensen at lori.jensen@rctc.edu

Concurrent Enrollment Schedule by Site

The annual high school schedule links contain the concurrent enrollment high school partnerships with RCTC. The following information is provided: Course, Course Title, Course ID, Semester, High School Partner, Number Enrolled/Max, High School Instructor, College Liaisons.

Concurrent Enrollment Contracts

The concurrent enrollment contract is an agreement between the college and high school partners to support the concurrent enrollment program and ensure program quality. The contract identifies the rights and responsibilities of all partners including student expectations as well as the fiscal responsibility relating to course delivery. The contract is sent to high school Administration during the month of August and should be returned no later than October 15 of the academic year.

 Concurrent Enrollment Instructor Credentials/Qualifications:

  • Liberal Arts & Sciences Courses:
    Master’s Degree in-field OR Master’s Degree with 18 credits in-field
  • Career & Technical Courses:
    A mix of formal academic preparation and discipline-specific work experience in a technical field. Credentialing requirements are field specific and will vary. Please contact the Concurrent Enrollment Partnership

We recommend that instructors interested in applying to teach in the concurrent enrollment program should discuss their interest with their high school principal. RCTC is willing to work with teachers conditionally who do not yet meet full credentials, however all teachers must meet minimum qualifications by 2022.

RCTC requires all CE Teachers to have a minimum of 2 graduate level in-field courses successfully completed prior to receiving conditional status.

 Application

 Concurrent Enrollment Application Materials to Submit:

Due to the sensitivity of the information, mail to Michele Altman at Rochester Community and Technical College, 851 30th Ave SE, Rochester, Minnesota 55904 or talk with your tech department about how to send documents securely via email to michele.altman@rctc.edu.

Approval

The college will review applicant’s materials and will make a recommendation to approve, approve conditionally, or deny the applicant. Correspondence communicating the decision will be sent to the high school instructor and the administrator.

Conditional Requirements

The Higher Learning Commission has given the deadline of Fall 2022 for all concurrent enrollment teachers to meet full college credentialing requirements. RCTC’s commitment to meet the deadline ensures the CEP will work with all conditional CE teachers and high school administrators on a professional development plan. The professional development plan will contain the graduate credits completed as well as a plan to complete the remaining credits prior to Fall 2022. The plan will be signed by all parties including the teacher, High School Administrator, and a representative of the RCTC CEP.  It will be reviewed annually for successful completion. It is the CE teacher’s responsibility to find courses and send to the Interim Dean, Lori Jensen, for review and preapproval.

Professional Development

High School Administration should support at CE teacher professional development activities. In some schools support may be financial support for college courses taken in a concurrent enrollment instructional field, while others provide release time to attend workshops for college courses to meet NACEP standards.

Professional Development – Credentialing

Professional Development Initial Approval
Professional Development Plan – Annual Progress Report

Annual discipline-specific professional development is required of all CE teachers. The form below will be used to capture and submit CE teacher annual discipline-specific professional development.

Professional Development Reporting Form

Minnesota State Post-Secondary Enrollment Options (PSEO) Program – Board Policy 3.5 https://www.minnstate.edu/board/policy/305.html
Minnesota State Post-Secondary Enrollment Options (PSEO) Program – System Procedure 3.5.1  https://www.minnstate.edu/board/procedure/305p1.html
Minnesota State Statute 124D.09 Postsecondary Enrollment Options Act https://www.revisor.mn.gov/statutes/cite/124D.09

NACEP

The Rochester Community and Technical College Concurrent Enrollment program follows the National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships (NACEP) accreditation standards. High school responsibilities to maintain NACEP standards include:

  1. providing the college with a complete application packet for concurrent enrollment teacher consideration,
  2. ensuring concurrent enrollment teachers participate in the concurrent orientation (both general and discipline specific) prior to teaching a concurrent enrollment course,
  3. providing the college with a syllabus for each concurrent enrollment course section offered each semester,
  4. encouraging concurrent enrollment teacher attendance to at least one discipline specific professional development workshop provided annually by the college with their CE Liaison.
  5. assisting the college in the event of concurrent enrollment teacher non-compliance in professional development and general concurrent enrollment responsibilities,
  6. ensure concurrent enrollment teachers communicate the college student handbook and campus policies to concurrent enrollment students (most will add the links to the syllabus),
  7. ensure that concurrent enrollment teachers allow at least one liaison classroom visit per course per semester,
  8. ensure that concurrent enrollment teachers implement college department wide assignments, assessments and grading as communicated by the liaison,
  9. ensure that each concurrent enrollment teacher administers a course evaluation survey provided by the college via electronic format near the end of each semester to all concurrent enrollment students, completion of a program evaluation survey to counselors, concurrent enrollment teachers and administration as distributed by the college.