High School Dual Credit Program


Why Dual Credit?

Get a jump start on college and save money. Earn college credits and complete high school course requirements simultaneously!

Cost Effective

Students participating in the program get a reduced tuition rate of $100 per credit ($400/each four-credit course) with all additional fees waived. (Students eligible for free/reduced lunch will have tuition waived.) In comparison, a four-credit course at Stockton normally costs $1,895.72.

Benefits

EARN college credits while you are still in high school.

ENHANCE the skills required to be successful at the collegiate level such as time management, critical thinking, problem solving, study skills, communication, creativity, and following directions.

CHALLENGE yourself by taking accelerated, college-level courses that demand your highest level of performance, while gaining confidence that you are prepared for college.

SAVE time and money by entering college with completed credits, possibly shortening the time it takes to graduate.

Steps to Becoming a Dual Credit Student

  1. Check with your high school to find out which courses are part of the Stockton University dual credit program and ask them how to sign up.

  2. Register for your Stockton dual credit courses.

  3. Make your payment. The rate for Stockton University dual credit is $100 per credit. (A total of $400 per 4-credit course)

  4. If eligible, apply for financial aid.

Note: Stockton University’s dual credits are transferable to New Jersey’s public colleges and universities and most public and private institutions outside the state. It is always important to check with the admissions representative of the college or university you plan to attend to determine which courses will transfer.

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Available Dual Credit Programs:

Colorful African beads used as decoration by the Masai tribe in KenyaThe Africana Studies Program offers Topics in African-American History and Culture-GAH 1360 as a dual credit course. The Dual Credit Program at Stockton University provides a community service to college-bound high school students, giving them a jump-start on college by providing the opportunity to earn college credits and complete high school course requirements simultaneously

This course introduces students to African American history and culture by taking an africentric rather than eurocentric view of Blacks in the United States. It will examine African American history through four themes: African roots, colonization and enslavement, The Civil War and Reconstruction, and migration and community organization. Topics include, but are not limited to, African history and culture, Africanisms in American culture, the enslavement experience, African-American war participation, Reconstruction, racial conflict, early protest movements, human, civil and women's rights, African-American elan and the achievements of selected African-American men and women.

The program has five participating schools for the Fall 2018-Spring 2019 semesters:

  • Pleasantville High School
  • Cherry Hill East High School
  • Cherry Hill West High School
  • Middle Township High School
  • Woodrow Wilson High School

Students will receive 4 college credits upon successful completion of the course. The discounted tuition cost per credit is $100 or $400 for the course. Students eligible for free/reduced lunch will receive a tuition waiver. The qualified high school teachers work with a Stockton University faculty member for guidance and professional development opportunities.

For more information, please contact

Donnetrice Allison
Coordinator of Africana Studies Dual Credit Consortium
Donnetrice.Allison@stockton.edu
609-652-4721

Pencil and generic math equationSurvey of Mathematics is a Stockton University course that is being offered in a dual-credit format for high school seniors who have taken Algebra II but who are not quite ready for a traditional Precalculus class. This 4-credit course fulfills a Quantitative Reasoning requirement at Stockton and may transfer to other universities, as long as the student earns a C or better.

The course curriculum covers various topics from the Math Accuplacer Exam that many students are required to take for placement at whatever college they choose. In addition to earning 4 credits, students should be much better prepared for the Math Accuplacer Exam after taking this course. This makes it less likely students will need to take non-credit, developmental mathematics courses in college and also gives them greater opportunities to pursue STEM track majors.

For more information please contact:

Emily Ryan
Coordinator Survey of Mathematics Dual Credit Program
609.652.4445
609.626.5543 (fax)
emily.ryan@stockton.edu

What is the SLCE Dual Credit Consortium?

Student planting dune grassDeveloped by the Stockton Office of Service-Learning in collaboration with the School of General Studies, the SL and CE Dual Credit Consortium has developed two courses to offer to local high schools as dual credit.  Dual credit means that high school students receive credit through their local high school and Stockton University awards credits for the completion of a Stockton-equivalent course.  For example, many local high schools offer a course like US Government or Civics, and at Stockton University, we offer GEN2248 -- Perspectives on Civic Engagement.  Through coordination with the Office of Service-Learning and the high school faculty, these courses align in their teaching and learning objectives.  The William J. Hughes Center for Public Policy at Stockton University is committed to civic education and is also a co-sponsor of the SLCE Consortium.  The Hughes Center will provide material support and resources.

What courses will be offered through the Consortium for the 2018-2019 year?

Two courses will be offered through this consortium for the 2018-2019 year. 

 GEN2248--Perspectives on Civic Engagement is appropriate for any course that is civics or US government focused.  The strand of the New Jersey Student Learning Standards for Social Studies is “Civics, Government, and Human Rights” focused on the essential questions:  How do citizens, civic ideals, and government institutions interact to balance the needs of individuals and the common good?  How have economic, political, and cultural decisions promoted or prevented the growth of personal freedom, individual responsibility, equality, and respect for human dignity? 

GEN2850 -- Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement is a course focused on the faculty leaders of civic organizations and clubs on the high school campuses, such as Interact, Key Club, National Honor Society, Amnesty International and Model UN.  Essentially, any club or organization that has a service component has students eligible for this course.  The Stockton Office of Service-Learning will help in coordinating community focused projects with these clubs and provide Bonner Leaders, who are Stockton students paid as campus/community leaders, to support the students and the high school faculty member. It is also a four-credit course at Stockton.  All the students who enroll in the Stockton course will be provided a Z number, become an official Stockton student, and be enrolled in a Blackboard course that is managed by the Office of Service-Learning.  This is primarily where the learning happens, as they plan and reflect around their community service project.  The high school faculty will be invited to engage in this learning as well and will be provided with materials and professional development that enriches the service-learning experience. 

Who are the contact people involved in the Consortium?


Curriculum Development and High School Faculty Support

Daniel Fidalgo Tome, Director
Erin O’Hanlon, Program Coordinator
Office of Service-Learning
Daniel.Tome@stockton.edu
Erin.Ohanlon@stockton.edu
609-652-4256

Coordination of School MOAs, including Enrollment, Tuition Remediation and Payments
Shawn Manuola, Program Assistant
School of General Studies 
Shawn.Manuola@stockton.edu
609-652-4542

Sponsorship and Extracurricular Support
Michael Klein, J.D., Ph.D., Interim Executive Director
William J. Hughes Center on Public Policy
Michael.Klein@stockton.edu
609-626-3541

Students in front of the The Sara & Sam Schoffer Holocaust Resource CenterStockton University offers a dual credit course in Holocaust and Genocide Studies for high schools. This entails supervision by a Stockton faculty member, as well as a few common assessments. The program has been in existence for three years and continues to grow.

Students are given a course in Holocaust and Genocide Studies in high school and, upon successful completion, will receive 4 college credits from Stockton University. The cost, at this point is $400.00, but financial aid may be available.

This program has been in place for several years at Atlantic County Institute of Technology, Egg Harbor Township High School, Holy Spirit High School, St. Augustine's Prep, and Vineland High School. The consortium has been expanded to include BCJDC, Mainland Regional High School, Lower Cape May Regional, Middle Township High School, Millville Senior High School, and Pleasantville High School. The 2018 -19 session adds Barnegat High School, Cedar Creek HS, Cherry Hill East and West, Cumberland Regional, Eastern Regional, Oakcrest HS, Ocean City HS, Washington Township High School, and Woodrow Wilson High School. Penns Grove and Bridgeton are slated to partner-up in Spring 2019, bringing the total number of schools serviced to twenty three. The expansion is slated to continue in 2019-2020 with two schools committing already and a potential of five total additions.

With the Dual Credit program, the high school program, course, and students will receive guidance and supervision from a Stockton University faculty member with specialization in Holocaust and Genocide Studies.  The teacher will be afforded many professional development opportunities from Stockton and the Holocaust Resource Center, as well as mentoring from our staff member. The students will have guest lecturers (both in school and on the Stockton campus), the opportunity to engage in field trips, performances, and other related activities.

If there is a Holocaust course already in place, it can be reviewed and amended. If the school is thinking about instituting a new course, our staff will be eager to advise and help in its creation. In any event, we look forward to working with you and your students in the near future!

For more information, please contact

Steven Marcus
Coordinator of Holocaust and Genocide Dual Credit Consortium
steven.marcus@stockton.edu
609-226-7887

 

Image of various national flagsThe Languages and Culture Studies Program offers courses in Spanish, French, Latin, and German through the Dual Credit Program at Stockton University.  The Dual Credit Program allows high school students the option of signing up in advance and receiving both high school and university credits for the same course.  Stockton offers a discounted tuition rate of $400.00 per course.  The credits earned in the Dual Credit program are automatically accepted at Stockton.  Dual credit agreements between Stockton University and participating high schools have fostered a collaborative educational environment between Stockton faculty and high school teachers.

Dual Credit courses are taught by highly qualified professionals under the guidance of Stockton’s Languages and Culture Studies Program faculty liaisons. All students meeting the required proficiency standards will receive University credits. These proficiency standards have been set forth by both the Languages and Culture Studies Program and the American Council for the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) assessment guidelines. Students must obtain a minimum grade of C or higher to receive credit.

The Languages and Culture Studies Program also offers professional development workshops for language and culture teachers. The purpose of these workshops is for high school teachers, Stockton Language faculty, and administrators to share their expertise for the benefit of all our students.

The Dual Credit Program as of now implies collaboration between the Languages and Culture Studies Program at Stockton University and the following high schools: Southern Regional High School, Absegami High School, Oakcrest High School, Cedar Creek High School and the Atlantic County Institute of Technology.

The Dual Credit Program is both an important service to our community and an excellent model to create interaction and continuity between secondary and higher education.

Learn more about Stockton's Languages and Culture Studies Program

Student showing math equation on a chalk boardThe School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics (NAMS) has established dual credit agreements between Stockton University and participating high schools are set up with the best interests of high school students in mind.

They are: to articulate the standards for dual credit course quality, to require a rigorous curriculum and high instructor qualifications, and to ensure that the dual credit courses offered are as rigorous as those offered on campus at Stockton University. NAMS offers courses in Mathematics, Biology, Environmental Science, Geology and Marine Science through the Dual Credit Program at Stockton University.  

The Dual Credit Program allows high school students the option of signing up in advance and receiving both high school and university credits for the same course.  Stockton offers a discounted tuition rate of $100 per credit or $400 for a 4-credit course.  The credits earned in the Dual Credit program are automatically accepted at Stockton.  Dual credit agreements between Stockton University and participating high schools have fostered a collaborative educational environment between Stockton faculty and high school teachers.

Students in a media control roomIn preparation for college, high school students who have completed the prerequisites and advanced to the required level of their film or media production curriculum are qualified to enroll in Stockton’s approved dual credit course in media production. Students with talent and vision will enjoy the privilege of being taught by high school film and media teachers who have distinguished themselves both in the field of media production and media education. The dual credit in media production is one of the courses Stockton University recommends to high school students in preparation for making a smooth transition from high school to college. Motivated students who want to be better communicators and who are looking for an academic and creative challenge will find their high school’s dual credit course in media production through Stockton University highly rewarding.

Course Alignment

The approved dual credit high school course in media production at each high school meets the following criteria:

  1. It is the highest level course offered at the high school in film or media production and acts as the “capstone course” in the high school’s production curriculum.
  2. In terms of rigor and content, it is equivalent to Stockton University’s “GAH- 1226: Techniques of Film & Video Production” course.
  3. The course includes a college level textbook or equivalent college level written materials available online.
  4. Both mid-term and final examinations are given based on the text.
  5. Required of each individual dual credit student: a final project 3 minutes or longer, video/film completed and portfolio ready, written, directed and edited by the enrolled dual credit student.
  6. Pre-production research and script development is an important component to the course, in addition to the stages of production and post-production.
  7. The dual credit course may emphasize any of the following types of production:

    • News, Commercials, PSA’s
    • Documentary
    • Narrative Film/Television (including actors)
    • Experimental

       8.  Either of the following styles or approaches to production may be used:

  • Single camera film style
  • Multi-camera, TV studio & Control Room
Criminal Justice image collageThe School of Social and Behavioral Sciences (SOBL) and the Criminal Justice Program (CRIM) offers dual credit agreements between Stockton University and participating high schools. These dual credit agreements are constructed with the best interests of high school students in mind. They are designed to:
  • articulate the standards for dual credit course quality,
  • require a rigorous curriculum and high instructor qualifications, and
  • ensure that the dual credit courses offered are equivalent to those offered on campus at Stockton University.

SOBL currently offers the Introduction to Criminal Justice course through the Dual Credit Program at Stockton University.   The Dual Credit Program allows high school students the option of signing up in advance and receiving both high school and university credits for the same course.  Stockton offers a discounted tuition rate of $100 per credit or $400 for a 4-credit course.  The credits earned in the Dual Credit program are automatically accepted at Stockton.  Dual credit agreements between Stockton University and participating high schools have fostered a collaborative educational environment between Stockton faculty and area high schools.

Due to the nature of the subject matter, the instructor is required to have an MA/MS in Criminal Justice or a closely related field. The Stockton faculty are happy to share materials and mentor instructors.

For more information on CRIM dual credit courses, please contact:

Rick Mulvihill, M.Sc.
Instructor of Criminal Justice
richard.mulvihill@stockton.edu
609-626-3557

For more information on SOBL dual credit courses, please contact:

Marissa P. Levy, Ph.D.
Interim Dean, School of Social and Behavioral Sciences
marissa.levy@stockton.edu
609-652-4512

Participating Schools:

High school students in a classroomTomorrow’s Teachers is an innovative course designed to attract talented young people who possess exemplary interpersonal and leadership skills to consider a career in teaching. The program seeks to provide high school students insight into the nature of teaching, the problems of schooling, and the critical issues affecting the quality of education in America’s schools. As such, the program also encourages these aspiring future teachers to become community leaders with insights about teachers and schools that will enable them to be advocates of education.

Stockton University partners with schools where teachers hold a master’s degree and have completed the Tomorrow’s Teachers training. Stockton’s counterpart dual credit course is called Pathways to Learning, GSS 2342. High school students enrolled in qualified Tomorrow’s Teachers partnership classes are eligible to earn four credits in General Social Sciences (GSS) upon successful completion of the course.

Contact Information


Shawn Manuola
Administrator
School of General Studies
High School Dual Credit Program
p. 609.652.4542
f. 609.626.5543
shawn.manuola@stockton.edu

 

Additional Information


About the Dual Credit Program
For High School Administrators
For Dual Credit Teachers