The benefits of the 1818 Advanced College Credit program extend beyond the classroom. Faculty and staff involved in the program have the opportunity for professional development through trainings, mentorship and more.
There are a variety of awards available to instructors, coordinators and administrators involved with the 1818 Advanced College Credit program. We offer incentive awards to acknowledge the growth of your dual-credit program with Saint Louis University, service awards honoring longstanding participation, and annual awards to spotlight an instructor’s, coordinator’s or school’s outstanding performance and commitment to excellence in teaching dual credit.
Each summer, new instructors and coordinators to the 1818 Advanced College Credit program are required to attend an orientation day. The day allows new staff to get acquainted with the program policies and procedures as well as meet program staff. Stipends, meals, parking and supplies are all provided at no cost to 1818 Advanced College Credit members.
The required annual pre-service training for instructors and coordinators in the 1818 Advanced College Credit program takes place the summer before the start of the upcoming academic year. The event brings together all high school instructors and coordinators to review the 1818 Advanced College Credit program and protocols and includes a departmental meeting with colleagues from the program and SLU faculty. Meals, parking, and supplies are all provided at no cost to 1818 Advanced College Credit program members.
The 1818 Advanced College Credit program offers a variety of professional development days throughout the year for high school administrators, instructors and coordinators. Content varies is tailored to specific audiences. Events might include college preparedness days for administrators, introduction to college advising for counselors and so on. Meals, parking and supplies are all provided at no cost to 1818 Advanced College Credit program members. Sub-reimbursement for instructor development days is also available. One professional development day per year per subject is required of each instructor.
Each high school instructor has access to an appointed SLU faculty member as a resource. These liaisons can offer guidance, answer questions, provide colleague support and give feedback for teaching SLU courses.
Liaisons are required to make annual visits to the high school classroom and share their observation reports with the instructor. Documentation of these meetings is required for accreditation purposes. Faculty liaisons can find important documents and forms in the liaison digital drive.
Partners in the 1818 Advanced College Credit program have access to a variety of SLU resources, including but not limited to: personal SLU email accounts, SLU ID card, access to Pius XII Memorial Library, on-campus observations, right to use University logos and name, graduate scholarships, free professional development, and the SLU Newslink newsletter promoting University news and events.
Scholarships are available to instructors, coordinators and principals interested in pursuing graduate education at SLU or, under special circumstances, at another institution.
Internal tuition scholarships are available for local program partners, particularly current and prospective 1818 Advanced College Credit program adjunct instructors, coordinators and high school administrators. Scholarships will cover up to six graduate credit hours per academic year per individual.
Scholarships are available for:
Eligibility requirements include:
External scholarships may be available under special circumstances to partners are unable to take courses through Saint Louis University. This includes 1818 Advanced College Credit program adjunct instructors who are provisionally approved or who are working to meet requirements to apply for the program. Special circumstances most often include the geographical distance of a partner high school from the SLU campus or that SLU does not offer a graduate program in the discipline they are looking to teach.
External scholarships can only cover tuition costs up to the cost of six graduate credit hours at SLU per academic year.
In order for you to receive an external scholarship for coursework taken at another academic institution, you will need to follow these steps:
Upon completion of your coursework, submit copies of your transcript to the 1818 Advanced College Credit program office and submit the external scholarship request online. You will be notified by the 1818 Advanced College Credit program office via email once the scholarship is processed.