Step 1: Is Teaching Concurrent a Good Fit?
The SLCC Concurrent Enrollment Department recommends carefully considering the decision to teach concurrent enrollment classes before moving forward. The purpose of the Concurrent Enrollment Program is to provide a college experience that prepares students to successfully transition to college after high school graduation. The role of a high school teacher is critical in fulfilling this purpose. A poor experience in a high school concurrent enrollment class has the potential to drive students away from college, while a positive experience has the potential to drive them toward a successful college career and a job that they will hopefully enjoy throughout their life.
Before beginning the process of becoming a SLCC CE adjunct teacher, high school teachers should thoughtfully consider the following questions:
- Am I excited about the idea of giving my students a college experience to better help them navigate college processes and experience college rigor so that they are better prepared for college after high school?
- Am I willing to invest additional time and energy into learning the college curriculum and teaching that curriculum in the way outlined by the SLCC academic department?
- Am I willing to invest additional time and energy fulfilling other responsibilities outlined by SLCC and the Concurrent Enrollment Department on this website?
- Am I willing to make myself easily accessible via phone or email to the SLCC concurrent enrollment department and SLCC faculty liaison who will be assigned to me if I am approved to teach?
If you’ve answered yes to all of the questions above and feel excited about this new endeavor, you are well on your way to becoming a powerful force in the lives of students by preparing them to make that leap over to college after high school. If you answered no to any of the questions, it may be best to hold off for a little while until you feel ready to move forward.