SACSCOC Credentials Guidelines:
1. Faculty teaching undergraduate general education and/or baccalaureate courses: Doctorate or Master’s degree in the teaching discipline or Master’s degree with a concentration in the discipline (a minimum of 18 graduate semester hours in the teaching discipline).
Does this faculty member hold a terminal degree in this discipline or a related field?
Additional Qualifications Complete this section to provide additional qualifications to meet the SACSCOC credentials guidelines. Identify all additional qualifications that apply and explain each item in the justification textbox. Indicate the dates of these additional qualifications and clearly describe the relationship between these qualifications and the course content and/or the expected outcomes of the course(s) assigned to faculty member. Supporting documents such as vita, copies of licenses and certificates, etc., should be submitted with this form by clicking the "attach file" link below. External validation of additional qualifications should be supported by these supplemental documents.
This proposal is for an online Graduate Transient Approval form. The link to the form would not be available to students in general, but the department could forward this link to graduate students who need to take a degree requirement that UNA may not offer in a term where the student can take it.
For example, students who are pursuing a MAED in Secondary Education – Biology. One student in particular is teaching and coaching, and the summer term is the only time they can take classes. However, the UNA summer schedule for graduate Biology courses does not offer the coursework she needs. However, the University of West Alabama does offer the courses she needs during the summer, so she would like to take those courses there and transfer them back to UNA.
The attached PDF shows the end result of the form. It would be a workflow dynamic form that would require the student to initiate, and be signed off on by the student’s advisor and the Associate Dean of the College. For Education we’ve included a Teacher Certification signature.
This form has already received a positive endorsement from COEHS.