- Enjoy: Career-enhancing professional development in your discipline
- Join: A community of high school and university instructors offering the same course
- Benefit: From the insights and expertise of colleagues
- Apply: View the Instructor Applicant Handbook for details about teaching a course in 2020-21
- Calendar of Events
If you are an energetic, lifelong learner committed to staying current in your field and challenging yourself and your students, teaching a U of M course might be a good fit for you.
Each University department that offers a course through College in the Schools has minimum instructor qualifications. Consult the Applicant Handbook to learn more about your specific course and if we are accepting applications to teach that course in 2021-22.
Deadline: March 30, 2021
Apply early, as some courses have a limited number of new instructors each year. (View details in the Instructor Applicant Handbook.)
Note: Applications to replace current CIS teachers are accepted at any time. Please contact email@example.com for more information.
Please note that only complete applications will be reviewed. More information about each of the items can be found in the Instructor Applicant Handbook.
A complete application includes:
- Teacher information
- Official transcript(s)
- Self-assessment of qualifications
- Demonstration of advanced, relevant knowledge
- Letter of recommendation from your principal
- Cover letter
To begin your application and find information about the review, interview, and decision process, please refer to the Instructor Applicant Handbook.
Contact the CIS applications team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ongoing Professional Development
College in the Schools teachers participate in professional development throughout their tenure as U of M teaching specialists. This ensures University quality in the classes they teach in the high school and keeps teachers abreast of recent developments in the discipline and any changes in the course.
Below are a few of your key responsibilities as a U of M teaching specialist.
- Teach the University course at your high school
- Ensure that students understand how to register and withdraw
- Monitor student progress and advise students if they are struggling
- Confirm that students meet student eligibility criteria
Contribute Your Expertise to Other Teachers
- Participate in U of M faculty-led, discipline-specific professional development activities for as long as you teach the U of M course
- Share resources and teaching materials with your colleagues in the CIS cohort
Work with the College in the Schools Office
- Respond to requests for information
- Submit syllabi, grades, and course evaluations on time
- Participate in the evaluation of the CIS program
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