New IU pilot project to address dual-credit teaching

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BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) Indiana University is starting a pilot program that could make it easier for high schools to offer dual credit courses when a new state requirement starts next year.

The (Bloomington) Herald-Times reports that the program would mean university faculty will be lead instructors for dual credit courses or courses that let high school students earn college credit hours. IU faculty will do more teaching and develop more course materials than they do now.

IU's program will begin with the 2016-2017 year. It is run by the school's Office of Pre-College Programs and the College of Arts and Sciences. The program has attracted attention from high schools.

The pilot program starts as Indiana faces new credentialing standards that require most of the state's dual credit teachers to earn additional college credit.

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