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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

High School Teachers

Page address: https://www.mnsu.edu/concurrent/highschoolteacher.html

Begin Concurrent Enrollment at Your School!

We would like to visit with you about Concurrent Enrollment at your high school. Please contact Mike Altomari, Assistant Director for Concurrent Enrollment at 507-389-5119 to schedule a meeting.

How to Become a Concurrent Enrollment Teacher

Thank you for your interest in Concurrent Enrollment at Minnesota State Mankato. All Concurrent Enrollment teachers are required to have a completed Master’s degree. Some academic departments on campus prefer you have Master’s degree in the content area you would like to teach in and other departments will accept a more general Master’s degree based on your teaching and other educational experiences.

We encourage you to submit a [PDF] High School Teacher Application (PDF) (118 KiB). The application process is quite simple. Please be sure to fill out the application completely and include copies of your resume, undergraduate and graduate transcripts. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable. Once your application is received, it will be forwarded directly to the department relative to the course or courses you would like to teach. The department will review your application and make a decision, generally within a few weeks. The Assistant Director for Concurrent Enrollment will contact you as soon as a decision has been made. If you have any questions regarding the new teacher application process, please contact Mike Altomari, Assistant Director for Concurrent Enrollment.

For a details on what to expect throughout the application please see our [PDF] Application Flow Chart (208 KiB)

What to Expect from Minnesota State Universtity, Mankato

Minnesota State University, Mankato Student Orientation

Within the first few weeks of your course start date, your high school will receive information about your Maverick Campus Visit. Each high school will engage in a half-day visit with all expenses paid, including a free lunch in the Centennial Student Union! This orientation may include issuing MavCARDs (student identification cards), activation of StarIDs, and review of the online library resources available to students. Students will also learn about academic requirements and credit transfer. However, the visits are largely dependent on what the high schools request. 

Working with your faculty partner

Each Concurrent Enrollment high school teacher should work closely with their assigned Minnesota State University, Mankato faculty partner through site visits and other forms of communication. Your assigned faculty partner is required to visit with you in person three times during the term your course is scheduled. Prior to the start of your course, your faculty partner should approve the course textbook(s) and syllabus. This process will ensure your course outline meets the same outcomes as the respective course on campus.

Getting Your StarID, TechID, MavCARD, and MavMAIL (email)

All Concurrent Enrollment teachers will receive a Minnesota State Mankato StarID, TechID, MavCARD (University ID), MavMAIL (University email), and access to thousands of databases through our online library resources. The Assistant Director for Concurrent Enrollment will work with you directly to get all of these items before your class starts.

 

What Minnesota State Mankato expects from teachers

Submitting grades at the end of the high school term

Concurrent Enrollment teachers should report all student grades to the Assistant Director for Concurrent Enrollment within five business days of the last class session. High school Concurrent Enrollment teachers determine the grade for the course and may assign different grades for the high school credits and the Minnesota State University, Mankato credits. Some of our departments allow shaded grading (i.e., A+, A-, B+, B- etc). Please ask your faculty partner how they would like you to submit the university grade.

End of semester student and instructor evaluations

Near the end of the semester, Concurrent Enrollment students and teachers will complete an evaluation of the Concurrent Enrollment course/program. Once grades have been submitted and the Institutional Research Department at Minnesota State University, Mankato has processed the instructor evaluations, high school teachers will receive an emailed summary report of the results.

Required annual professional development for high school teachers

Concurrent Enrollment high school teachers are required to attend an annual professional development workshop at Minnesota State University, Mankato. The workshop is typically held in August and is at no cost to the high school teacher. Continuing education units (CEUs) are offered at no cost as well. Your faculty partner may invite you to additional workshops that may be of interest to you.

Syllabus Template

In an effort to ensure consistency between campus and concurrent enrollment courses we feel that it is important that CE students have access to the same information as campus students. We have developed a basic syllabus template that we expect CE instructors to utilize. It will be the instructors responsibility to work with their faculty partner to ensure accuracy of course learning outcomes and the Minnesota State Mankato course description. 

A sample of the syllabus can be found at this [PDF] link (219 KiB). Instructors will work with their faculty partners to determine an appropriate course schedule and textbook. Required information includes:

  • University banner at top
  • Department name
  • Course number
  • Faculty partner name and email address
  • Official MSU course description
  • Official MSU learning outcomes
  • Required textbook
  • University academic honesty statement
  • General course calendar with instructor disclaimer
  • Grading policies
  • Course policies and; 
  • University Accessibility Resources statement