Changes In Dual Credit Requirements Impact Local School Districts

The Higher Learning Commission and Illinois Community College Board want to make sure teachers at all colleges are qualified to teach courses.

Changes are being made that will affect instruction at Kaskaskia College, according to Cheryl Boehne, director of admissions, registration and dual credit.

She said this concerns dual credit teachers at high schools, adjunct professors and full time professors.

The dual credit program allows high school students to take college level courses at the same time they take high school classes, earning credit for both. This ends up being a financial savings for parents of students wanting a college degree.

Both Bond County school districts provide dual credit classes through Kaskaskia College.

Boehne said the changes will have an impact on local high school teachers. She said KC continues to work with high schools to find creative ways to continue offering the courses.

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The changes for dual credit teachers go into effect in September of 2017.