Ensuring students have opportunities for dual credit college credits
MREA has been working with partners to ensure multiple options are available to school districts so high school students can earn dual credit college credits through concurrent enrollment and PSEO by contract.
Concurrent enrollment courses are taught at the high school with college course content and a licensed teacher who is also credentialed by the university or college course provider.
After Sept. 1, 2022, the high school teachers will need to be fully credentialed, under new requirements from the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). View the courses and programs for credentialing teachers for concurrent enrollment at Minnesota State and St Mary’s University
Financial aid is available to support teachers seeking credentialing:
PSEO by Agreement
PSEO by Agreement is financially advantageous to school districts, compared to PSEO by default. It allows high schools to address the new requirement of access to technology, attendance and student discipline.
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PSEO by Contract
A collaboration with MREA, MSBA, AMSD, MASSP, and Minnesota State led to the development of PSEO by Contract template to support school districts and Minnesota State colleges and universities. This template is designed for use by Minnesota public schools and Minnesota State campuses.
PSEO by contract enables school districts to directly enter into an agreement with a college or university to fund the costs of the school districts’ high school students participating in PSEO course offerings on a college campus or online. Under this agreement, the school district retains the enrollment of the students (and the full formula funding) and the college receives a negotiated payment directly from the school district for the courses taken.
By Contract Resources:
- Contract Template
- Contract Cover Letter
- Attachment A Post Secondary Options Act, Minnesota Statute 124.09
- Attachment B on Policy Minnesota State Policy
- Attachment B on Procedures Minnesota State Procedures
- Attachment C Sample language related to eligibility, admissions, and participation
- Attachment D Course Listing
Questions can be directed to Fred Nolan, MREA Executive Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org