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CERTIFICATIONS

If You Are Applying for Faculty Positions

A Read This PDF File Certification Application Form must also be submitted if you are applying for a Faculty Position. All full-time and part-time IRSC faculty and instructors are required to be certified by IRSC in the discipline/subject taught. This certificate will specify the discipline, the level which may be taught, date of issue, and expiration date. The teaching certificate will be issued by the Assistant Dean of Human Services. For assistance with certification, refer to the Read This PDF File IRSC Faculty Certification Process.

The levels for certification and minimum qualifications are as follows:

  • Baccalaureate (Credit):   Requires a Master’s degree in the discipline or any Master’s degree with eighteen (18) graduate semester hours in the discipline/subject taught. In addition, some disciplines may require a terminal degree.
  • Pre-Baccalaureate (Credit):   Requires a Master’s degree in the discipline or any Master’s degree with eighteen (18) graduate semester hours in the field being taught.
  • Technical Specialty (Credit):   Requires one year of experience working in the area of specialization to be taught and at least an A.A. or A.S. or A.A.S. degree.
  • College Prep Certification:   Requires a Bachelor’s degree in the discipline related to the teaching assignment and either teaching experience in a discipline related to the assignment or graduate training in remedial education.
    • College Prep English:   Baccalaureate degree or higher in English Literature, Language Arts, Journalism, or English-related Education degree, with appropriate teaching experience.
    • College Prep Mathematics:   Baccalaureate degree or higher in Mathematics, Mathematics Education, Statistics or Business, Business Education, Natural Sciences, Natural Sciences Education, Computer Science, Computer Science Education or Engineering with substantial Mathematics course work through Calculus, with appropriate teaching experience.
    • College Prep Reading:   Baccalaureate degree or higher in Reading, Broadcasting or Journalism, Literature, Language Arts, or Reading related Education degree, with appropriate teaching experience.
  • Adult Education (Non-Credit): Requires a Bachelor’s degree and attributes or experiences which help instructors to relate to the particular needs of the adults they teach.
  • Other Non-College Credit Courses: Instructor must have sufficient combined education/training and work experience in the area of specialization to prove expertise.
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If You Are Applying for Technical Specialty and College Prep Faculty Positions

A One-Year Work Verification Letter must also be submitted for certification in the areas of College Prep and/or Technical Specialties. To document a minimum of one year of directly related work experience in the area(s) of specialization to be taught, please provide a letter from a current or former employer on official company letterhead. The letter must include applicant’s dates of employment, position title(s), and specific duties and responsibilities relating to the discipline(s) the applicant is requesting to teach. Attach a Position Description from the previous position, if available. If the applicant is self-employed and that is the only directly related work experience that can be documented, please submit a detailed notarized letter outlining the relevant work experience from both the applicant and a long-term client who can attest to the applicant’s specific skills and work experience.

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If You Are Applying for Adjunct Instructor Positions

For all adjunct instructor applicants, the Read This PDF File Adjunct Faculty Data Form, and Read This PDF File Application for Certification must also be submitted. For assistance with certification, refer to the Read This PDF File IRSC Adjunct Faculty Certification Process.

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If You Are Applying for Administrator Positions

All applicants for Administrator positions must have a certification issued by the District Board of Trustees. Each certification will have an expiration date and it is the responsibility of each Administrator to take proper and timely action to keep his/her certification current. During each five (5) year period, all Administrators must complete six (6) semester hours of College credit education in an area related to their position or complete a minimum of 180 clock hours of related professional development activities (such as attendance at conventions, conferences, seminars, and workshops) or a combination thereof.

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