How to apply

New Instructor Application

Courses offered through IU’s Advance College Project (ACP) are taught by specially trained high school teachers who meet the professional and academic expectations of the on-campus department/academic unit and the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).

Instructors begin by completing the New Instructor Application. Upon review of the application, instructors are categorized as:

    1. ACP Instructor (can teach ACP courses): the applicant has a Master’s in the ACP course content area, or a Master’s Degree outside the content area and 18 graduate hours in the content, AND meets ACP program requirements: These instructors are eligible to attend the next available ACP training and begin teaching ACP courses during the following school year. 

    2. ACP-Pipeline Participant (can teach ACP courses): the applicant does not have a Master’s in the ACP course content area, or a Master’s Degree outside the content area and 18 graduate hours in the content, but DOES meet IU graduate program and ACP program requirements: These instructors are will be eligible to attend the next available training and begin teaching ACP courses upon enrollment in and commencement of the approved IU graduate program (IU covers the cost of tuition for the approved graduate programs).  

    3. Not Currently Eligible: The applicant does not have Master’s in the ACP course content area, or a Master’s Degree outside the content area and 18 graduate hours in the content, and does not meet IU graduate program and/or ACP program requirements: These instructors are not eligible to attend ACP training or teach ACP courses. The ACP program may be able to work with partner schools in order to identify the conditions necessary for an instructor to become eligible.  

In all cases, final approval is made by the college academic department as represented by the participating faculty and in keeping with current credentialing requirements for dual credit instructors.

General Guidelines

The ACP instructor applicant recommended criteria include:

  1. two years teaching experience in the discipline,
  2. experience teaching an upper level advanced course in the discipline (AP or honors equivalent, or dual credit with other provider),
  3. for applicants needing to complete a graduate program (Master’s degree or graduate certificate) Indiana University faculty look for academic, professional, and personal background characteristics that demonstrate the applicants ability and inclination to successfully deliver the course through participation in an approved Indiana University graduate program, and ACP training.

Potential teacher applicants at Indiana high schools should also review the course specific qualification guidelines

Approved instructors receive two to five days of summer training with their IU faculty liaison on the IUB campus. New ACP instructors must complete ACP instructor training for course delivery in the IU model, and receive access, training, and support for engaging with IU's academic and learning resources. Instructors will receive a $100 per diem for each day of required training, and mileage and hotel accommodation in accordance to IU Travel policies.


ACP Program Details

      1. The instructor and Indiana school must affirm that the course(s) will be offered by the instructor as an ACP course(s) for IU credit while participating in the Pipeline Project. ACP instructors may NOT offer dual credit for another institution to students within the same classroom being taught for Indiana University dual credit. 
      2. The instructor and Indiana school must affirm that the course(s) will be delivered with the required components, assessments, materials and conditions outlined in training, through updates & professional development, and direction of IU faculty coordinators and site visitors.
      3. The instructor and Indiana school must affirm that the instructor will attend annual professional development, and host the IU faculty site visitor annually, or as requested.
      4. The instructor and Indiana school must affirm that the course training, materials, assessments, syllabi, and content will not be used to instruct non-ACP courses.

All ACP instructors are expected to comply with the policies and follow the procedures found in the Instructor Handbook.