The University of Minnesota College in the Schools (CIS) program recently announced high school instructor openings in 24 courses for academic year 2017-18.  View the program’s Quick Guide to find open courses.

Faculty, teachers, and administrators in CIS developed these materials under the leadership of Julie Williams, CIS Program Director. MREA commends CIS for its extensive work to clarify and specify experiences and course work that will qualify high school instructors within subjects and courses. All information needed to complete applications is available on the CIS website. Applications will be accepted until April 15, 2017.


CIS is also helping to address teacher shortages by adding Exploring the Teaching Profession I as a new course offering to build the interest of young people in considering teaching as a career. High school instructors need a Masters in Curriculum and Instruction or Education Leadership or other qualifications as specified.


MREA member districts should carefully evaluate whether CIS is right for its district and prospective teachers. A hallmark of CIS is a summer seminar for high school instructors on the University of Minnesota — Twin Cities campus.

MREA will share additional concurrent enrollment openings and credentialing qualifications as they are made available. Keep up with MREA as we continue to advocate for concurrent enrollment and other Career and College Ready (CCR) issues:

View our 2017 Legislative Platform.

Read more about CCR.

View Concurrent Enrollment background resources and recent articles.