Prospective Instructors

Prospective Instructors

Front Range Community College invites high school instructors to teach concurrent enrollment courses as part of the College Now High School Select program. Qualified high school teachers may be approved to teach High School Select courses at the high school as a part of their contracted schedule.  Students benefit by taking their first college classes with a familiar face in a comfortable high school environment, with both high school and FRCC resources available to them.

Hiring Process & Qualifications

All College Now instructors must go through the same FRCC hiring processes and meet the same qualifications as campus-based FRCC faculty and as established by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), FRCC’s accrediting body.  (See “Qualifications to Teach” below.)

Support & Guidance

FRCC academic departments and College Now personnel support qualified and approved instructors.  Individual and/or group guidance in syllabus preparation, curriculum development, and classroom instruction ensures that College Now students receive the rigor required of college coursework and that their experience mirrors the on-campus experience.  Discipline-specific faculty or their designee observe classroom instruction at least once a year and offer support and guidance to maintain college-level coursework.

In the way of additional support, College Now instructors attend the FRCC campus “Back-to-School” in-service, professional development offerings, and academic department meetings as invited throughout the year.  College Now instructors are also encouraged to remain connected to FRCC departments and/or instructors for curriculum and pedagogy sharing. 

For an overview of general requirements, see the new instructor checklist

If desired, approved College Now instructors can also teach classes online or on campus.  For more information, instructors are encouraged to work with their lead faculty member at FRCC.

Learn About:

General qualifications are determined by FRCC, guided by their accrediting body, the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).  High School Select instructors meet the same educational and industry experience requirements as would be expected of any on-campus part-time instructor.

For general education courses:

  • Faculty must hold a Master’s degree, including at least eighteen graduate-level semester hours in the program area to be taught.
  • An instructor’s degree must be from an accredited institution of higher learning.

For CTE courses:

  • Under the State Board for Community Colleges and Occupational Education (SBCCOE) board rules governing credentialing, all secondary instructors who teach in a Colorado Community College System (CCCS) approved Career and Technical Education (CTE) program must hold a valid postsecondary credential.
  • Criteria for the post-secondary credentials vary slightly by discipline, but generally require faculty to demonstrate 4,000 hours of related work experience in the last seven years and to possess either a Bachelor’s or Associate’s Degree or specified professional certification.
  • Instructors must have industry experience in the subject matter taught and be familiar with the equipment used in the program. 
  • If interested in being qualified to teach for concurrent enrollment, please email your resume, transcripts, and secondary CTE credential (if applicable) to Kay Uhles, College Now Instructional Coordinator, at
  • Your credentials will be vetted through the FRCC academic department chair/lead for review, and you will be contacted for next steps upon review.

High school instructors who meet qualifications to teach college classes are required to meet State, college and department requirements for courses. Instructors will create and follow a college syllabus, use Desire2Learn (D2L), attend inservice/department meetings as required, and use college level textbooks approved by the academic department lead. See instructor expectations.

Contact College Now

Kay Uhles
Instructional Coordinator
(303) 678-3725 │ Email