The requirements for KAP high school teachers are the same as those for the State of Ohio's College Credit Plus 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."
Teachers are expected to meet this standard by September 1, 2017. Kenyon is applying for an extension which—if granted—would push this deadline out a few more years. Our current approach is to approve a prospective teacher if he or she has a masters in the content area or a masters degree in another discipline but is 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.
KAP will match the school district's contribution to offset tuition expense for KAP teachers who are seeking additional graduate credit to become fully credentialed KAP instructors.