YC Teaching Requirements

Yavapai College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association (NCA). In accordance with the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association, Core Component 3.C, Yavapai College has established the following faculty credential criteria to maintain effective, high-quality programs and student services.

Credentialing Requirements for Yavapai College Faculty

All Yavapai College faculty teaching transfer courses are expected to hold a graduate degree from an accredited college or university. A transfer course is defined as a course in subject areas where work toward the associate transfer degrees carries transfer credit toward baccalaureate degrees.


 General Education (Transfer)

General Education (Transfer)

  • Master’s degree in the field to be taught; OR
  • Master’s degree in any field with 18 graduate semester hours in the field to be taught; OR
  • Master’s degree in any field with 24 upper-division or a combination of upper-division and graduate semester hours in the field to be taught; OR
  • Other credentials may be considered by the Instructional Dean in cases of instructional emergencies with approval by the Vice President for Instruction and Student Services.
 Occupational/Terminal Degree Programs

Occupational/Terminal Degree Programs

  • Same qualifications are preferred for faculty teaching transferable coursework; OR
  • Bachelor’s degree in the discipline to be taught; OR
  • Associate’s degree in the discipline to be taught; OR
  • Five (5) years recent work experience in the field to be taught; OR
  • Specialized certificate in the field to be taught may be considered for terminal degree and certificate programs only.
 Developmental Education

Developmental Education

  • Same qualifications are preferred for faculty teaching transferable coursework; OR
  • Bachelor’s degree in any field with 24 upper-division and/or graduate semester credit hours in the teaching field and five (5) years of teaching experience.

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Accrediting Agencies

These accrediting agencies are recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education, the Council for Higher Education or by the Council on Postsecondary Accreditation Commission as reliable authorities concerning the quality of education or training offered by institutions of higher education they accredit.

Institutions must be accredited by one of the below regional accrediting agencies in order for Yavapai College to document credentials for teaching.

  • Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools
  • New England Association of Schools and Colleges
  • North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
  • Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges
  • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
  • Western Association of Schools and Colleges

 Professional Development

All full-time faculty have the option to complete EDU 255, Fundamentals of Educational Technology as part of the required New Faculty Orientation during the first year of hire.

 


Contact Information

Linda Hoffman