Dual enrollment students earn college credit for their high school classes.

Dual Enrollment Faculty

The Dual Enrollment Program is an agreement between participating high school districts, Glendale Community College and the Maricopa Community College District, pursuant to AZ Revised Statute 15-1821.01.

Benefits of Dual Enrollment

Dual enrollment allows high school students to earn college credit for high school courses and bypass AP tests. Students benefit from:

  • An affordable head start on their college academic programs.
  • A meaningful transition from high school to college.
  • A chance to learn in a familiar and comfortable environment.
  • Access to GCC library, computer labs and online library resources.

As an instructor, you have an opportunity to teach as an adjunct, while encouraging students to advance their education. 

Requirements for Faculty Certification

Curriculum and Course Competencies

  • Instructors use the same curriculum and competencies for high school students as that of students instructed on Glendale Community College's (GCC) campus. The same standards and guidelines apply as established by the Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) and GCC. See the Dual Enrollment Course Catalog for a list of approved courses. 
  • Textbooks must be college-level and approved by GCC Department Chairs.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Academic Teaching Fields: Master's in the teaching field or Master's in any teaching field with 18 graduate semester hours in the teaching field. 
  • Occupational Teaching Fields: Same qualifications as those listed for Academic Teaching or Bachelor's + 3 years' work experience in the field to be taught or Associate's or 64 semester hours and 5 years' work experience in the field to be taught or 5 years experience in the field to be taught. For disciplines that have additional qualifications see MCCCD Faculty minimum qualifications.
  • Evaluation of Faculty Credentials: Each Maricopa Community College reserves the right to evaluate faculty credentials and determine equivalencies for stated qualifications for adjunct and occupational faculty.
  • EDU 250 Overview of the Community Colleges or equivalent must be completed within the first semester of offering dual enrollment. There is a free, non-credit online version for dual enrollment instructors. 

GCC Department Chair/Faculty Responsibilities

  1. Approve course offerings, textbooks, hardware, software, curriculum and competencies in conjunction with high school liaison.
  2. Evaluate high school instructors in a manner consistent with adjunct faculty policies.
  3. Communicate curriculum changes.

High School Faculty Responsibilities

  1. Submit new instructor application packet and complete EDU250.  MCCCD Expectations of HS Instructors (.pdf)
  2. Comply with AZ Revised Statute and IGA related to dual enrollment
  3. Ensure high school students meet eligibility requirements:
    1. Verify that students in a dual enrollment course shall be currently enrolled at the high school for a full-time instructional program as defined in Arizona Revised Statues 15-901 in addition to the college course or courses. High school seniors who satisfy high school graduation requirements with less than a full-time instructional program shall be exempt from this requirement.
    2. Ensure all students meet required course prerequisites prior to enrolling.
  4. Assist in communicating dual enrollment information to students.
  5. File a course syllabus with Dual Enrollment Office.
  6. Teach to MCCCD competencies and maintain college-level standards in the course.
  7. Participate in classroom evaluation conducted by Department Chair or designee.
  8. Establish attendance policies for dual enrollment course.
  9. Complete required enrollment procedures by the deadline date, including withdrawal notices, 45th Day verification and final grade roster online.

High School District Responsibilities

  1. Provide liaison as a point of contact for high school communication, correspondence and relations.
  2. Meet yearly with dual enrollment Coordinator about new courses and changes in procedures.
  3. Provide representation for dual enrollment advisory councils when requested.



Building: Administration (A) - 56
Phone: (623) 845-4821
Email: dualenrollment@gccaz.edu
Hours of Operation


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