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Instructor Approval Process

Course approval process for adjuncts consists of several parts. These parts must be sent in a complete packet (mailed, faxed or email) to Paul Irwin at the address below. Please remember that the transcript is sent from the terminal institution directly to the OPDE. Copies will not be accepted.

Proposed Adjuncts must have a Master’s degree or above and 18 or more hours in the area they will be teaching and/or related experiences.

* Terminal original transcript sent directly from the University to the OPDE

Send to:

Paul Irwin, Office of Professional Development in Education
School of Education, Health, and Human Performance
University of Charleston, South Carolina
66 George St. 
Charleston, SC 29424      or
Official transcripts can be emailed to

* Current Resume (sample

* Two current professional references (sample) with phone numbers and e-mail addresses 

* Specialized training and experience beyond the graduate degree, which qualify the instructor for teaching a specific course, should be described in detail. (sample self-letter) Letter needs to be replaced with an updated letter. 

* Copy of South Carolina Teaching Certificate and Driver’s License                                                                                            

* Copy of Zero Pay Personal Data Sheet

* Completed Disclosure and Release of Information forms

Course initiators also may request specific instructors.  The proposed instructor's credentials are circulated to the Administrative Council for approval.  If the instructor is not approved, he/she may submit additional information for reconsideration. If a specific instructor is not requested, the PDE Director works with the course initiator to identify potential instructors.

In a course where Master Teachers work with the course instructor, the syllabus should indicate the amount of participation from the Master Teacher. The course instructor is the person responsible for facilitating learning in the course and should work along-side the Master Teacher.

*NOTE: Course and instructor materials are subject to review and approval/disapproval by the members of the Administrative Council. This review can be initiated by the Dean, Assistant Dean or Department Chair.

As outlined above, instructor materials are submitted to the Administrative Council one week prior to the Administrative Council meeting.

*NOTE: To fill out necessary forms, users are encouraged to download a free version of Adobe Reader adobe

Revised November 1, 2016

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