Loyola University Chicago

Dual Credit Program

What Teachers Need to Know

As an educator, you want to make sure that you can help prepare your students to succeed—in college and beyond. Loyola's Dual Credit program gives you another way to help your students prepare for the future.

But the benefits don't stop there. This is an opportunity for you to collaborate with and receive mentoring from a university professor in your discipline. We see this as part of our mission—to give back to the community by empowering high school teachers with professional development. Our hope is that the college professor-high school teacher relationship will help both parties reflect on and hone their skills in the classroom. Teachers who are eligible to participate in the program receive affiliate lecturer status at Loyola with all of the benefits of the Loyola adjunct faculty who teach on campus. 

We always welcome new instructors to apply to our program. However, your high school must be partnered with Loyola’s Dual Credit Program before any courses can be offered.

To be part of the Dual Credit program, eligible teachers must have a masters-level degree in the subject matter (i.e.: an MS in Biology) or a master’s degree with at least 18 graduate hours in the discipline. Teachers who have a master's degree in education (MEd) are not eligible without the required graduate courses in the discipline. 

We encourage you to  read Appendix A and B of Loyola’s Memorandum of Understanding 2018-2019‌ and send all required materials to DualCredit@luc.edu.

Request a sample course syllabus in your discipline by contacting Dr. Yvonne El Ashmawi, Faculty Director, at Dualcredit@luc.edu. Dual credit courses offered at participating high schools should be similar in content, rigor, assignments, and assessments as the on-campus version.