Faculty Standards

Teachers are at the core of BSU College in the High School. We make sure to provide high impact professional development opportunities for participating high school teachers.

We pair each teacher with a BSU faculty mentor and provide them with numerous opportunities to collaborate with BSU faculty and further develop their skills as an educator. In addition to being appointed as BSU adjunct faculty, teachers also receive numerous benefits, including:

  • BSU faculty ID Card
  • Use of the BSU library and electronic resources
  • Professional development such as training and orientation to University curriculum and University-sponsored summer workshops
  • 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 have the support of their high school’s administration and meet specific requirements. 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 in subject area or Master’s degree plus 18 graduate credits in subject area
  • 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