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Concurrent Enrollment

for High School Students

High School Teacher Information

Teachers are at the core of the BSU in the Schools program, and providing participating teachers with professional development opportunities is a high priority of the program. Teachers have the opportunity to develop professional relationships with BSU Faculty and work collaboratively with faculty mentors. In addition to being appointed as BSU adjunct faculty, teachers receive a number of benefits by participating in the program including:

  • BSU faculty ID Card
  • Use of the BSU library and electronic resources
  • Professional development opportunities including, training and orientation to University curriculum, University sponsored summer workshops, and collaboration with University faculty mentor
  • BSU campus visits, classroom visits by the faculty mentor, and other opportunities to encourage collegial interaction with University faculty

Teacher Eligibility Requirements

In order to be eligible to serve as a Bemidji State University adjunct faculty member, teachers must meet specific requirements, and have the support of the partnering high school's administration to teach in the program. Determination of whether a teacher meets these qualifications is made by the sponsoring academic department at the University. Eligibility requirements include:

  • Current Minnesota teaching license
  • Earned Master's degree
  • Significant graduate level course work in the area of program instruction
  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching
  • Minimum of three years teaching experience in area of program instruction

Teacher Responsibilities

  • Participate in training and orientation in course curriculum, assessment criteria, course philosophy, and BSU academic policies
  • Work collaboratively with faculty mentor for approval of course content, assessment criteria, course philosophy, and evaluation strategies implemented in the course
  • Participate in University sponsored summer workshops and other professional development opportunities
  • Use BSU required textbooks and syllabus for course instruction
  • Use BSU grading policy
  • Notify students of their academic progress on a routine basis

  • Receive many professional development opportunities
  • Participate in collegial interaction with BSU faculty
  • Be appointed BSU adjunct faculty


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