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The Century in the High School program is in a growth phase and has expanded to serve multiple Partner High Schools and provide college credits in eight disciplines (see below). Benefits for teachers and high schools include: 

  • Attract and retain academically-strong student body
  • Access to resources provided by higher education institution
  • Strengthen high school academic departments
  • Professional development for teachers
  • Increase public awareness of community partnerships and quality standards

The information below is intended to give educators (teachers, administrators and/or staff) an overview on some of key points in becoming a part of our learning community. The Guide Book is your primary reference for more information, forms, policies, and more. 

Century in the High School Educator Information

Cost Structure

Century College charges its Partner High Schools for each concurrent enrollment program to cover costs of the faculty mentor and program administration. 

Minnesota State now has uniform pricing for concurrent enrollment programs at its institutions. Two-year institutions, like Century College, will charge $3,000 per mentor-mentee relationship for each course each semester.

For example, if Mrs. Jones is teaching 2 sections of Reading 1000 and is mentored by Mr. Able the cost is $3,000. If Mrs. Jones teaches 1 section of Reading 1000 and Mr. Thumb teaches 1 section of Reading 1000 and both are mentored by either the same or a different Century College faculty member the cost is $6,000. 

This pricing structure will change for 2017-2018 per a memo from system office. 

Program Requirements

  • Class Size
    Class size varies by the course and by department. Class size may not exceed the approved number by more than two (2) students. If class size exceeds the approved number, the faculty mentor/Director for Partnerships and Collaborations must seek approval from the MSCF representative and the administration prior to the start of the course. Class size will be provided to the Partner High School by Director for Partnerships and Collaborations and documented in the Joint Powers agreement.
  • Number of enrolled students
    Century College recommends all students in the course to be concurrently enrolled with Century College. To enroll students in the course who are not concurrently enrolled requires permission by the college president (per Minnesota State procedure 3.5.1, Part 4, Subpart H, 2.) If this exception is granted, a majority (51%) of students enrolled in the course must be concurrently enrolled with Century College and the high school instructor must ensure the concurrently enrolled students receive a college-level experience in the classroom.
  • Course content
    High school instructors must teach a course that contains all learning outcomes and major content found on the common course outline.
  • Textbooks
    Appropriate textbook or reading materials should be ordered/used in consultation with the faculty mentor and the high school instructor. The cost of the textbooks is the responsibility of the Partner High School. Supplemental materials may suffice for a textbook with approval from the faculty mentor.
  • Teacher eligibility
    Student teachers, long-term substitutes, and unapproved high school instructors may not teach concurrent enrollment courses. ONLY high school instructors who have been approved to teach the course may instruct the students. Failure to comply with this jeopardizes Century College’s ability to provide courses at your high school. 

High School Partner Teacher Qualifications, Application and Selection

Preferred Criteria

Liberal Arts or General Education high school instructors must possess a Master’s degree in field (Math, English, Sociology, etc.) OR a Master’s degree in any field with 16 credits in the discipline of the course (Math, English, Sociology, etc.).

Career & Technical high school instructors must meet the faculty credentials set forth by the Minnesota State joint faculty credentialing board. This criteria includes appropriate education requirement, occupational experience requirement, and recency of work.

Teachers must complete the teacher application by preferred deadline of January 31 for fall courses and April 15 for spring courses prior to the upcoming academic year:

Century College Teacher Review Process:

  1. Director for Partnerships and Collaborations processes paperwork
    Connects with deans/department chairs about potential instructor and course and sends HR link and information to teacher to begin credentialing process.
  2. Department chair/deans determine if interested in pursuing concurrent enrollment
    If yes, department chair identifies a faculty mentor. If not, the Director for Partnerships and Collaborations informs teacher of denial and contacts high school about other options to provide college credit.
  3. HR and/or Dean/Department chair identify if teacher meets faculty credentials
    If yes, Director for Partnerships and Collaborations informs teacher of acceptance and sends information on orientation and faculty mentor. If not, Dean/Department Chair determine if HS instructor is eligible for a professional development plan.
  4. The decision to accept or refuse a high school instructor will be communicated via electronic mail letter directly to the teacher
    The letter will also be sent to high school administrators and other involved personnel. Accepted instructors will receive official welcome email with links to begin orientation. Denied instructors will receive an official letter with explanation. Provisional acceptance instructors will receive official welcome letter with links to begin orientation AND a list of requirements to meet.
  5. Faculty mentor and high school instructor meet to sign instructor agreement

Faculty Mentor Selection and Commitment

Refer to the Guide Book

Roles & Responsibilities

High School Instructor Roles and Responsibilities

  • Attend annual concurrent enrollment program orientation/review meeting
  • Attend annual discipline-specific workshop
  • Create a syllabus in compliance with Century College policy and receive approval by your faculty mentor
  • Submit class list by the 5th day of the course
    • Review Century College registered student list within 1 week of receipt
  • Connect with faculty mentor at least two times (face-to-face or virtual) to discuss the course (one to review course evaluations and one course orientation/discuss course changes)
  • Arrange site visits with faculty mentor
    • Two visits, which includes one in-class observation
  • Maintain the rigor of the course to meet the on-campus expectations
    • Utilize similar grading standards
    • Cover all objectives and topics found in the course summary
  • Build and utilize a learning management system/online space for the course (if required by faculty mentor)
    • Provide access to learning management system or online space to faculty mentor
  • Require students to complete course evaluation at end of the course and discuss results with faculty mentor
  • Assign final, whole letter grades (A,B,C,D, or F) to each student on the class list upon conclusion of the class within e-services and save as a draft.
    • HS grades and CC grades should be the same
  •  Abide by all policies outlined in the Century College Faculty Handbook and Employee Code of Conduct.
  • Complete and sign HS instructor agreement
  • Provide all necessary documents or paperwork as requested by the Director for Partnerships and Collaborations and your faculty mentor.
  • Correspond and collaborate with your faculty mentor in a professional, timely, and courteous manner

Faculty Mentor/Century College Roles & Responsibilities

See Guide Book.

Fall 2016 Courses

High School NameHS instructorCourse IDCourse title
White Bear LakeJosh LaneITT 1000Information Technology Career Planning
North H.S.Dave MoranECAD 1025How to Make Almost Anything
North H.S.Carraig HegiMATH 2081Multivariable Calculus
Tartan H.S.Karen HyersMATH 2081Multivariable Calculus
916 Career and TechChuck RudEMS 1010AHA BLS for the Health Care Provider
916 Career and TechChuck RudEMS 1015Emergency Medical Responder
916 Career and TechPeggy ArmstrongECAD 1025How to Make Almost Anything
916 Career and TechDave PaehlkeECT 1001PC Hardware & Software
916 Career and TechValeria Lopez-TorresVCT 1012Principles of Digital Communications 1

Spring 2017 Courses

High School NameHS instructorCourse IDCourse title
NE Metro 916Mary McGuireCJS 2081Police in the Community
NE Metro 916Chuck RudEMSB 1020Emergency Medical Technician
NE Metro 916Val LopezVCT 1013Design Basics
NE Metro 916Val LopezVCT 1018Digital Imaging
NE Metro 916Mary McGuireEMS 1010AHA BLS (CPR)
NE Metro 916Katie WallischCOS 1000Preclinic Introduction
Stillwater H.S.Zach SawyerMUSC 1010Orchestra
Stillwater H.S.Angela MitchellMUSC 1000Choir
Stillwater H.S.Dennis LindseyMUSC 1015Concert Band
Stillwater H.S.Dennis LindseyMUSC 1061Music Theory I