Two elements are necessary to ensure the success of KAP in high schools: 1) a commitment by the schools to provide the necessary staffing, materials, and other resources needed for college level courses; 2) and qualified teachers.
College-level courses demand college-level textbooks and oftentimes require specialized resources, like software or lab equipment. Schools must be able to provide these for their enrolled students. The requirements for KAP high school teachers are the same as those for the State of Ohio's College Credit Plus (CCP) program, which are as follows: "Teachers teaching College Credit Plus courses align with the Higher Learning Commission’s, which state that a teacher wishing to teach courses must have a master’s degree in the content area or a master’s degree in a different discipline and 18 or more hours of continuing education in the content area."
We will approve a prospective teacher if they have a master’s degree in the content area, or possess a master’s degree in another discipline and are currently enrolled in a graduate program in the content area with the goal of earning the required 18 credit hours. The credits must be in the content area and not generally in the education/pedagogy of the content area. We will not consider teachers who do not meet these criteria. (Plans to enroll in a graduate program in the future will not serve to meet the teacher qualification.)
Please note that KAP will match the school district's contribution to offset the tuition expense for KAP teachers who are seeking additional graduate credit to become fully credentialed KAP instructors
If your school meets the above criteria and you are interested in adding a new KAP course to your current KAP course offerings, or if you are interested in starting KAP at your school, please contact the following individuals: