Public Webinar Presented By:
Amy Williams, Executive Director, NACEP
Alex Perry, Policy Advisor, Foresight Law + Policy
Jenny Parks, Vice President, Midwestern Higher Education Compact
Jennifer Zinth, Founder, Zinth Consulting LLC
Concurrent enrollment programs are popular, prevalent, and impactful. Yet, recent analyses of access and participation data reveal troubling equity gaps nationwide. As states and institutions work to close these gaps by increasing access, a critical factor is inhibiting program growth, the availability of high school teachers with the coursework and experience needed to meet partner colleges' criteria to teach college courses. In recent years a series of clarifications and changes to concurrent enrollment teacher credentialing requirements, converging with an increased focus on concurrent enrollment by policy and practice leaders, has generated significant state and local interest in growing the number of high school teachers credentialed to teach concurrent enrollment courses.
Our panel will provide an overview of a recently released resource; Building a Concurrent Enrollment Teacher Pipeline: Opportunities, Challenges, and Lessons which outlines state and institutional approaches that are expanding the pool of qualified concurrent enrollment instructors. The panel will also discuss the big picture issues at play for expanding access and participation and the long-term solutions that could be difference-makers for connecting k12 and higher education.