Credentialing Standards by Discipline

These Dallas College Faculty Credentialing Standards provide a general credential guide for programs and disciplines offered by one or more of the seven campuses of Dallas College. In accordance with SACSCOC Standard 6.2.a (Faculty Qualifications) of the Principles of Accreditation, for each of its educational programs, the institution documents the qualifications of its faculty members (reference the end of this page.)

Individuals utilizing this document should also consult with the appropriate credentialing designee at each campus with questions regarding minimum and preferred credential requirements.

Course Types are labeled as follows: T - Transfer; W - Workforce; D - Developmental.

Updated: June 29, 2021

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Submission of official and relevant credentials (such as transcripts, licensures and certifications) are required for Full-Time Faculty and Adjunct Faculty at Dallas College. All such documentation will be stored and maintained as to meet reporting requirements set forth by SACSCOC and other accreditation agencies. Official transcripts (sealed if physical) should be sent directly to Dallas College from the awarding institution. Faculty must submit transcripts which indicate their highest earned degree and all other credentials specific to the minimum requirements of all relevant credentialing criteria. Faculty are not required to submit undergraduate or other credentials if not specifically related to required qualifications. Documentation which is faxed or labeled as "PRINTED" or "COPIED" will not be accepted as an official credential document.

Dallas College Faculty Credentialing Standards by Discipline/Program

School of Business, Hospitality and Global Trade​​​

Discipline
Course Prefixes Current Faculty Minimum Requirements Qualifying FieldsCourse Type
AccountingACNT - Acco​unting (Advanced Technical Certificate in Professional Accountancy)Master's degree or higher in the teaching discipline; or Master's degree with minimum of 18 graduate semester hours in the teaching discipline. Must hold a current CPA license per the Texas Administration Code RULE §511.54AccountingW
AccountingACCTMaster’s degree or higher in Accounting or Master’s degree or higher with 18 graduate semester hours in Accounting.AccountingT
AccountingACNTBachelor's degree in Accounting or associate's degree in Accounting and 3 years non-teaching work experience in the topic of the course.AccountingW
Management (Business Administration)BMGTBachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Human Resources, Management, Marketing, or related fields or associate's degree in Business Administration, Human Resources, Management, Marketing, or related fields and three years of nonteaching, work-related experience.Business Administration, Management, MarketingW
Mortgage BankingBNKGBachelor's degree in Finance, Banking, or related field or an associate's degree in Finance, Banking or related field and three years of nonteaching, work-related industry experience.W
Management (Business Administration)BUSGBachelor degree in Business Administration, Human Resources, Management, Marketing, or related field or Associate degree in Business Administration, Human Resources, Management, Marketing, or related fields and three years of nonteaching, work-related experience.Business Administration, Management, MarketingW
Business Administration ManagementBUSIMaster’s degree or higher in Business or Master’s degree or higher with 18 graduate hours in Business.T
Food and Hospitality InstituteCHEFBachelor’s degree in Culinary Arts, Pastry Arts, Hospitality, Food Science or associate's degree in one of these areas and 3 years non- teaching work experience.W
EconomicsECONMaster’s degree or higher in Economics, or a master’s degree or higher with 18 graduate hours in Economics.EconomicsT
Food and Hospitality InstituteHAMGBachelor’s degree in Hospitality Management, Hotel/Restaurant Management, or Hotel/Restaurant Administration or associate's degree in one of these areas and 3 years non-teaching work experienceW
Management (Business Administration)HRPOBachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Human Resources, Management, Marketing, or related fields or an associate degree in the teaching discipline and three years of nonteaching, work-related experience.Business Administration, Management, MarketingW
International Business and TradeIBUSBachelor's degree in Management, Business or International Business-related field or associate's degree Management, Business or International Business-related field and three years of nonteaching, work-related experience.International Business, ManagementW
Food and Hospitality InstituteIFWABachelor's degree in Nutrition, or associate's degree in Nutrition, demonstrated competencies in the teaching discipline.W
Real EstateINSRBachelor's degree in Real Estate or Business, and current Texas Real Estate Broker’s, Appraiser’s, or Inspector’s license, or associate's degree or higher in Real Estate or Business, and current Texas Real Estate Broker’s, Appraiser’s, or Inspector’s license and 3 years non-teaching work experience.Real Estate, Business Administration, Management, Marketing, FinanceW
Marketing Careers (Business Marketing and Fashion Marketing)MRKGBachelor's degree in Marketing, Fashion Marketing, Fashion Merchandising or related degree or Associate degree in Marketing, Fashion Marketing, Fashion Merchandising or related degree with three years of nonteaching, work-related experience.W
Business Office Systems and Support (BOSS)POFIBachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Business Office Systems and Support, Business Education, Computer Education, Executive Assistant, or related field or associate degree in Business Administration, Business Office Systems and Support, Business Education, Computer Education, Executive Assistant or related field and three years of nonteaching, work-related experience.Business Administration, Business Office Systems and Support, Executive Assistant, Administrative Support, Office Administration, Office AssistantW
Business Office Systems and Support (BOSS)POFMBachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Business Office Systems and Support, Business Education, Computer Education, Executive Assistant or related field or associate degree in Business Administration, Business Office Systems and Support, Business Education, Computer Education, Executive Assistant or related field and three years of nonteaching, work-related experience.Business Administration, Business Office Systems and Support, Executive Assistant, Administrative Support, Office Administration, Office AssistantW
Business Office Systems and Support (BOSS)POFTBachelor's degree in Business Administration, Business Office Systems and Support, Business Education, Computer Education, Executive Assistant or related field or associate degree in Business Administration, Business Office Systems and Support, Business Education, Computer Education, Executive Assistant or related field and three years of nonteaching, work-related experience.Business Administration, Business Office Systems and Support, Executive Assistant, Administrative Support, Office Administration, Office AssistantW
Food and Hospitality InstitutePSTRBachelor’s degree in Culinary Arts, Pastry Arts, Hospitality, Food Science or associate's degree in one of these areas and 3 years non-teaching work experience.W
Real EstateRELEBachelor's degree in Real Estate or Business, and current Texas Real Estate Broker’s, Appraiser’s, or Inspector’s license, or associate's degree or higher in Real Estate or Business, and current Texas Real Estate Broker’s, Appraiser’s, or Inspector’s license and 3 years non-teaching work experience.Real Estate, Business Administration, Management, Marketing, FinanceW
Food and Hospitality InstituteRSTOBachelor's degree in Hospitality Management, Business or related field or associate degree in Hospitality Management, Business or related field and three years of nonteaching, work-related experience.W
Hospitality, Exhibition and Event Management, CommunicationsTRVMBachelor’s degree in Tourism, Event Management, Business or related field, or associate's degree in Hospitality, Tourism, Event Management, Business or related field and three years of professional experience in the hospitality, tourism or events industries.W
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School of Creative Arts, Entertainment and Design​

DisciplinesCourse Prefixes Current Faculty Minimum Requirements Qualifying FieldsCourse Type
LanguagesARAB (Arabic)Master’s degree or higher in Arabic or Master’s degree or higher in another field with 18 graduate hours in Arabic.ArabicT
ArchitectureARCHMaster's degree or higher in Architecture, or master's degree or higher with 18 graduate hours in Architecture.ArchitectureT
Digital Art and DesignARTCBachelor's degree in Arts, Fine Arts, Arts and Technology, Visual Arts and Design, Computer Graphic Design or associate degree in Arts, Fine Arts, Arts and Technology, Visual Arts and Design, Computer Graphic Design and three years of nonteaching, work-related experience.Graphic Design, Visual Arts, Arts and Technology and User Interface/Experience.W
ArtARTSMaster's degree in Art or Master's degree with 18 graduate hours in Art.Art History, Fine Arts, Museum History, Architectural History, Art Metals, Ceramics, Digital Arts, Fiber Arts, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture, and Watercolor Industry.T
Interactive Simulation and Game TechnologyARTTBachelor's degree or higher in Art, Fine Arts, Arts and Technology, Visual Arts and Design, Computer Graphic Design or computer-related field or Associate degree in Art, Fine Arts, Arts and Technology, Visual Arts and Design, Computer Graphic Design or computer-related field and three years of non-teaching work related experience.Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, Computer Information Tech, Computer Engineering, Computer-Based Information Systems, Gaming, Graphic Design, Digital ArtW
Visual CommunicationsARTVBachelor's degree in Art or associate degree in Art and three years of nonteaching, work-related experience.Graphic Design, Visual Arts, Arts and Technology and User Interface/Experience.W
LanguagesCHIN (Chinese)Master’s degree or higher in Mandarin or Cantonese or Master’s degree or higher in another field with 18 graduate hours in Mandarin or Cantonese.Chinese
CommunicationCOMMMaster’s degree or higher in Mass Communication, Journalism, Photojournalism, Public Relations or a master’s degree or higher and 18 graduate hours in Mass Communication, Journalism, Photojournalism, and Public Relations.T
DanceDANCMaster’s degree or higher in Dance, or a master’s degree or higher or MFA with 18 graduate hours in Dance.Dance MFAT
Developmental Integrated Reading and WritingDIRWBachelor’s degree or higher in English, Humanities, and Studies in Literature.English, Education, Reading, Writing, Linguistics, Language ArtsD
DramaDRAMMaster's degree of Arts or Master of Fine Arts degree in drama, or theatre or a master’s degree or higher with 18 graduate hours in drama.Drama, Theatrical ArtsT
LanguagesENGL (English)Master’s degree or higher in English, or a master’s degree or higher with 18 graduate hours in English, Humanities, or Studies in Literature.English, Humanities, or LiteratureT
LanguagesESOL (English as a Second Language)Bachelor’s degree or higher in Teaching English for Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), Applied Linguistics (English), Second Language Acquisition (SLA), Bilingual Education, or Reading and/or Writing Education.Teaching for English for Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), English, Linguistics, Second Language Acquisition (SLA), Bilingual Education, Foreign Language, Reading and/or Writing Education.
Video TechnologyFLMCBachelor's degree in Film and Video Making, and Cinematography, or associate's degree in Film and Video Making, and Cinematography, and three years of nonteaching, work-related experience.W
LanguagesFREN (French)Master’s degree or higher in French or Master’s degree or higher in another field with 18 graduate hours in French.French
FashionFSHDBachelor's degree in Fashion Design or associate's degree in Fashion Design and three years of nonteaching, work-related experience.W
FashionFSHNBachelor's degree in Fashion Design or associate's degree in Fashion Design and three years of nonteaching, work-related experience.W
LanguagesGERM (German)Master’s degree or higher in German or Master’s degree or higher in another field with 18 graduate hours in German.GermanT
Digital Media TechnologyGRPHBachelor's degree in Art or associate's degree in Art and three years of nonteaching, work-related experience.Graphic Design, Visual Arts, Arts and Technology and User Interface/Experience.W
HumanitiesHUMAMaster's degree or higher in Art, Art History, Dance, Fine Arts, Humanities, Music, Film, Drama/Theatre; or master's degree or higher with at least 18 graduate hours in Art, Art History, Dance, Fine Arts, Humanities, Music, Film, Drama/Theatre.Art, Art History, African American Studies, Asian Studies, Cultural Studies, Dance, Drama, Ethnic Studies, Humanities, Fine Arts, Latin American/Latino Studies, Liberal Arts, Film, Music, Theatre, Women's StudiesT
Multimedia TechnologyIMEDBachelor's degree in Arts, Fine Arts, Arts and Technology, Visual Arts and Design, Computer Graphic Design or associate's degree in Arts, Fine Arts, Arts and Technology, Visual Arts and Design, Computer Graphic Design and three years of nonteaching, work-related experience.Computer Science, Web Developer/Design, Web Engineer, Web Master, User Interface/User Experience, Mobile App Development/Design, System Programming, Front End Design, Computer Information Systems, Computer Information Tech, Instructional Technology, Computer Art and Design.W
Interior DesignINDSBachelor's degree in Interior Design or associate's degree in Interior Design and three years of nonteaching, work-related experience.W
LanguagesITAL (Italian)Master’s degree or higher in Italian or Master’s degree or higher in another field with 18 graduate hours in Italian. ItalianT
LanguagesJAPN (Japanese)Master’s degree or higher in Japanese or Master’s degree or higher in another field with 18 graduate hours in Japanese.JapaneseT
LanguagesKORE (Korean)Master’s degree or higher in Korean or Master’s degree or higher in another field with 18 graduate hours in Korean.KoreanT
MusicMUAPMaster’s degree or higher in Music or Music Education, or master’s degree or higher with 18 graduate hours in Music or Music Education.Music, Music EducationT
MusicMUENMaster’s degree or higher in Music or Music Education, or master’s degree or higher with 18 graduate hours in Music or Music Education.Music, Music EducationT
Commercial MusicMUSBBachelor's degree in Music Education, Music, Commercial Music or associate's degree in Music Education, Music, Commercial Music and three years of nonteaching, work-related experience.W
Commercial MusicMUSCBachelor's degree in Music Education, Music, Commercial Music or associate's degree in Music Education, Music, Commercial Music and three years of nonteaching, work-related experience.W
MusicMUSIMaster’s degree or higher in Music or Music Education, or master’s degree or higher with 18 graduate hours in Music or Music Education.Music, Music EducationT
Commercial MusicMUSPBachelor's degree in Music Education, Music, Commercial Music or associate's degree in Music Education, Music, Commercial Music and three years of nonteaching, work-related experience.W
Digital Media TechnologyPHTCBachelor's degree in Photography, Art (with Photography concentration) or associate's degree in Photography, Art (with Photography concentration) and three years non-teaching work experience.W
LanguagesPORT (Portuguese)Master’s degree or higher in Portuguese or Master’s degree or higher in another field with 18 graduate hours in Portuguese.PortugueseT
Video TechnologyRTVBBachelor's degree in Radio and Television Broadcasting Technology, Radio/TV/Film, Digital Media, and Instructional Media or associate's degree in Radio and Television Broadcasting Technology, Radio/TV/Film, Digital Media, Instructional Media and three years non-teaching work experience.W
LanguagesRUSS (Russian)Master’s degree or higher in Russian or Master’s degree or higher in another field with 18 graduate hours in Russian.RussianT
LanguagesSGNL (Sign Languages)Master’s degree or higher in American Sign Language or Master’s degree or higher in another field with 18 graduate hours in American Sign Language. American Sign LanguageT
LanguagesSPAN (Spanish)Master’s degree or higher in Spanish or Master’s degree or higher in another field with 18 graduate hours in Spanish.SpanishT
Speech CommunicationSPCHMaster’s degree or higher in Speech Communication, or master’s degree or higher with 18 graduate hours in Speech Communication.T
Digital Art and DesignUXUIAssociate degree or higher in Fine Arts, Arts and Technology, Visual Arts and Design, Computer Science, or a closely related discipline and demonstrated competencies in the teaching discipline.Computer Science, Web Developer/Design, Web Engineer, Web Master, User Interface/User Experience, Mobile App Development/Design, System Programming, Front End Design, Computer Information Systems, Computer Information Tech, Instructional Technology, Computer Art and Design, Project Manager, Technology Related FieldsW

School of Education

DisciplinesCourse Prefixes Current Faculty Minimum Requirements Qualifying FieldsCourse Type
Child DevelopmentCDECMaster’s Degree in Child Development, Early Childhood Education or related field or 18 graduate hours in Child Development, Early Childhood Education or related field and three years of nonteaching, work-related experience.Child Development, Early Childhood Education or 18 graduate hours in a related fieldW
Early Childhood EducationEDECMaster’s degree or higher in Education or Education related field, or a master’s degree or higher with 18 graduate hours in Education or Education related field.Education, Elementary Education, Interdisciplinary Studies with Teacher Education, Early Childhood Education, Elementary and Secondary Education.T
Education: Elementary EducationEDELMaster’s degree or higher in Education or Education related field, or a master’s degree or higher with 18 graduate hours in Education or Education related field.Education, Elementary Education, Interdisciplinary Studies with Teacher Education, Early Childhood Education, Elementary and Secondary Education.T
Information/TechnologyEDITMaster’s degree or higher in Education or Education related field, or a master’s degree or higher with 18 graduate hours in Education or Education related field.Education, Elementary Education, Interdisciplinary Studies with Teacher Education, Early Childhood Education, Elementary and Secondary Education.T
Language and LiteracyEDLLMaster’s degree or higher in Education or Education related field, or a master’s degree or higher with 18 graduate hours in Education or Education related field.Education, Elementary Education, Interdisciplinary Studies with Teacher Education, Early Childhood Education, Elementary and Secondary Education.T
Teacher EducationEDTPMaster’s degree or higher in Education or Education related field, or a master’s degree or higher with 18 graduate hours in Education or Education related field.T
EducationEDUCEDUC 1300: Master’s degree or higher in Psychology, Education or Counseling or a master’s degree or higher with 18 graduate hours in Education, Psychology or Counseling.T
EducationEDUCMaster's degree or higher in Education, or a master's degree or higher with 18 graduate hours in Education. Certification in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education or Secondary Education (EDUC 1301 and 2301)Education, Elementary Education, Interdisciplinary Studies with Teachers Education, Early Childhood Education, Elementary and Secondary Education.T
Human DevelopmentHDEVMaster’s degree or higher in Education, Psychology, Special Education, Career Education, Curriculum and Instruction, Adult and Developmental Education, Educational Psychology, Counseling Psychology, Guidance and Counseling or Social Work, or an education-related field; or master’s degree or higher with 18 graduate hours in the field of human development.Education, Special Education, Career Education, Adult and Developmental Education, Curriculum and Instruction, Educational Psychology, Counseling Psychology, Guidance and Counseling, Social WorkT
Child DevelopmentTECAMaster’s degree or higher in Child Development, Early Childhood Education or master's degree or higher with 18 graduate hours in Child Development, Early Childhood Education or Education related field.Child Development, Early Childhood Education or 18 graduate hours in a related fieldT

School of Engineering, Technology, Mathematics and Science​

DisciplinesCourse Prefixes Current Faculty Minimum Requirements Qualifying FieldsCourse Type
AgricultureAGRIMaster's degree or higher Agriculture or master's degree or higher with 18 graduate hours in Agriculture.T
Developmental MathematicsBASMBachelor's degree or higher in Mathematics, Mathematics Education, or related field.Mathematics, Business, Physics, EngineeringD
Business Computer Information SystemsBCISMaster’s degree or higher in Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, Computer Information Technology, Computer Engineering, Information Technology or related area. or Master’s degree with 18 graduate hours in computer science.T
BiologyBIOLMaster’s degree or higher in Biology or a closely related field or master’s degree or higher with 18 graduate hours in Biology or a closely related field.  (NOTE: For Nutrition (BIOL 1322), the qualifying field can be a Master’s degree or higher in Nutrition).Anatomy and Physiology, Biology, Biological Sciences, Biomedical Science, Botany, Genetics, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Zoology, Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, Cell Biology, Integrative BiologyT
ChemistryCHEMMaster’s degree or higher in Chemistry or master’s degree with 18 graduate hours in Chemistry.Biochemistry, Chemistry, Science EducationT
Computer Information TechnologyCOSCMaster’s degree or higher in Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, Computer Information Technology, Computer Engineering or closely related field, or master’s degree with 18 graduate hours in Computer Science.Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, Computer Information Tech, Computer Engineering, Computer-Based Information SystemsT
Computer Information TechnologyCPMTBachelor’s degree or higher in Computer Information Technology or related field, or associate’s degree in Computer Information Technology or related field and three years of non-teaching work related experience.W
Developmental MathematicsDMATBachelor's degree or higher in Mathematics, Mathematics Education, or related field.Mathematics, Business, Physics, EngineeringD
EngineeringENGRMaster’s degree or higher in Engineering, or master’s degree or higher with 18 graduate hours in Engineering.T
EngineeringENGTMaster’s degree or higher in Engineering, or master’s degree or higher with 18 graduate hours in Engineering.T
Environmental ScienceENVRMaster’s degree or higher in Environmental Science or related field, or master’s degree or higher with 18 graduate hours in Environmental Science or related field.Environmental Science (ES), Geology, Biology or related STEM field, with coursework and/or research emphasis in ES or related fieldT
Interactive Simulation and Game TechnologyGAMEBachelor's degree in Animation/Videography Programming or related field or associate's degree in Animation/Videography Programming or related field and 3 years non-teaching work experience.Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, Computer Information Tech, Computer Engineering, Computer-Based Information Systems, Gaming, Graphic Design, Digital ArtW
GeologyGEOLMaster’s degree or higher in Geology or related field or Master’s degree or higher with 18 graduate hours in Geology or related field.Geology, Geophysics, Oceanography, Earth ScienceT
Internet Development TechnologiesINEWBachelor's degree in Information Technology or related field or associate's degree in Information Technology or related field and 3 years non-teaching work experience or qualifying relevant industry certification.Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, Computer Information Technology, Computer EngineeringW
Computer Information TechnologyITCCBachelor's degree or higher in Information Technology or related field or associate's degree in Information Technology or related field and 3 years non-teaching work related experience or qualifying relevant industry certification.Networking, Computer Science, CIS, CIT, Computer Engineering, Instructional Technology, Computer-Related FieldW
Cyber SecurityITDFBachelor's degree in Cybersecurity or related field or associate's degree in Cybersecurity or related field and 3 years non-teaching work experience in the field or certification(s) in cyber security.Computer Science, CIS, CIT, Computer Engineering, Instructional Technology, Computer-Related Field, Information Security, Digital ForensicsW
Computer Information TechnologyITMCBachelor's degree or higher in Computer Information Technology or related field or associate's degree or higher in Computer Information Technology or related field and 3 years non-teaching work experience or qualifying relevant industry certification. Computer Science, CIS, CIT, Computer Engineering, Instructional Technology, Computer-Related Field, Cybersecurity, Computer Based Information systems, Networking, Business Information SystemsW
Computer Information TechnologyITMTBachelor's degree or higher in Computer Information Technology or related field or associate's degree or higher in Computer Information Technology or related field and 3 years non-teaching work experience or qualifying relevant industry certification. Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, Computer Information Technology, Computer Engineering, Instructional Technology, Cybersecurity, Computer-based Information Systems, Business Information Technology, NetworkingW
Computer Information TechnologyITNWBachelor's degree or higher in Computer Information Technology or related field or associate's degree or higher in Computer Information Technology or related field and 3 years non-teaching work experience. (for ITSC 1401 business is also a qualifying field)Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, Computer Information Technology, Computer Engineering, Instructional Technology, Cybersecurity, Computer-based Information Systems, Business Information Technology, NetworkingW
Computer Information TechnologyITSCBachelor's degree or higher in Computer Information Technology or related field or associate's degree or higher in Computer Information Technology or related field and 3 years non-teaching work experience. (for ITSC 1401 business is also a qualifying field)Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, Computer Information Technology, Computer Engineering, Instructional Technology, Cybersecurity, Computer-based Information Systems, Business Information Technology, NetworkingW
Computer Information TechnologyITSEBachelor's degree or higher in Computer Information Technology or related field or associate's degree or higher in Computer Information Technology or related field and 3 years non-teaching work experience or qualifying relevant industry certification. Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, Computer Information Technology, Computer Engineering, Instructional Technology, Cybersecurity, Computer-based Information Systems, Business Information Technology, NetworkingW
Computer Information TechnologyITSWBachelor's degree or higher in Computer Information Technology or related field or associate's degree or higher in Computer Information Technology or related field and 3 years non-teaching work experience or qualifying relevant industry certification. Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, Computer Information Technology, Computer Engineering, Instructional Technology, Cybersecurity, Computer-based Information Systems, Business Information Technology, NetworkingW
Computer Information TechnologyITSYBachelor's degree or higher in Computer Information Technology or related field or associate's degree or higher in Computer Information Technology or related field and 3 years non-teaching work experience certification(s) in cyber security.Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, Computer Information Technology, Computer Engineering, Instructional Technology, Cybersecurity, Computer-based Information Systems, Business Information Technology, NetworkingW
MathematicsMATHMaster’s degree or higher in Mathematics, or master’s degree or higher with 18 graduate hours in Mathematics.MathematicsT
Physics/AstronomyPHYSMaster’s degree or higher in Physics, Astronomy or master’s degree or higher with 18 graduate hours in Physics.Physics, Astronomy, Engineering and Related Physical Science.T
MathematicsTECMBachelor's degree or higher in Mathematics, Mathematics Education, or related field.Mathematics, Business, Physics, EngineeringW

School of Health Sciences​

DisciplinesCourse Prefixes Current Faculty Minimum Requirements Qualifying FieldsCourse Type
Radiologic SciencesCTMTBachelor's degree in Radiologic Technology OR Bachelor's degree in related field and an Associate degree in Radiography, current ARRT certification in Radiography and CT, Texas Medical Board General Radiologic Technologist license, and minimum 2 years of clinical experience in CT.W
Invasive Cardiovascular TechnologyCVTTAssociate degree or higher in Invasive Cardiovascular Technology, current CCI Registered Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist certification, Texas Medical Board LMRT License, and minimum of three years of full-time experience as an Invasive Cardiovascular Technologist.W
Dental HygieneDHYGAssociate degree or higher in Dental Hygiene accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation with three years of Non-Teaching work related experience. Must hold a current CPR card and TX Dental Hygiene license.Dental HygieneW
Diagnostic MedicalDMSOAssociate degree in Sonography, current ARDMS RDMS certification in concentration being taught, and 3 years of clinical experience in the concentration being taught.SonographyW
Cardiac SonographyDSAEAssociate degree in Sonography, current ARDMS RDCS-AE or CCI RCS certification in concentration being taught, and 3 years of clinical experience in the concentration being taught.SonographyW
Cardiac SonographyDSPE Associate degree in Sonography, current ARDMS RDCS-PE or CCI RCS certification in concentration being taught, and 3 years of clinical experience in the concentration being taught.SonographyW
SonographyDSVTAssociate degree in Sonography, current ARDMS RDMS-RVT certification in concentration being taught, and 3 years of clinical experience in the concentration being taught.SonographyW
Emergency Medical ServicesEMSPAssociate degree, 3 years non-teaching work experience in Emergency Medical Technology, Nursing, or related field, and licensure as a paramedic.Emergency Medical ServicesW
Health Information TechnologyHITTAssociate degree in HIT or related area, current RHIT or RHIA license, and 3 years non-teaching work experienceHealth Information Management; Health Information Technology; Health InformaticsW
Health Professions ReadinessHPRSAssociate degree or higher with three years in a healthcare profession and current professional credentials, including certification and/or state license to practice in Texas as a healthcare professional.Considered Certifications/Licenses (DOC - 87KB)​
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Physical EducationKINEMaster’s degree or higher in Kinesiology/Physical Education or related field or Master’s Degree plus 18 graduate hours in Kinesiology/Physical Education or related field.Health Education, Kinesiology, Physical EducationT
Medical AssistingMDCAAssociate degree or higher in a health care field such as nursing, respiratory care, health information technology, management, administration with appropriate current licensure/certification in the field and 3 years non-teaching work experience in the field.W
Medical Front OfficeMDCAAssociate degree or higher in a health care field such as nursing, respiratory care, health information technology, management, administration with appropriate current licensure/certification in the field and 3 years non-teaching work experience in the field.Health Care Administration, Medical Assisting, Medical Office AdministrationW
Medical Laboratory TechnologyMLABBachelor’s degree or higher in Medical Technology with three years of nonteaching, work-related experience. All MLT faculty members for a NAACLS accredited MLT program are required to have their MLScm(ASCP) or MT(ASCP) credentials.W
Magnetic Resonance ImagingMRITBachelor's degree or Associate degree in Radiography, MRI, or related field, current ARRT license in MRI, and minimum 2 years of clinical experience in MRI.W
Occupational TherapyOTHAAssociate degree or higher in Occupational Therapy, current state license in Occupational Therapy, and three years of non-teaching work experience.
Physical EducationPHEDMaster’s degree or higher in Kinesiology/Physical Education or related field or Master’s Degree plus 18 graduate hours in Kinesiology/Physical Education or related field.Health Education, Kinesiology, Physical EducationT
Radiologic SciencesRADRBachelor's degree in Radiologic Technology OR Bachelor's degree in related field and an Associate degree in Radiography, current ARRT certification in Radiography, Texas Medical Board General Radiologic Technologist license, and minimum 2 years of clinical experience in Radiologic Technology. W
Associate Degree NursingRNSGMaster’s Degree in Nursing with three years of work-related experience and must have an unencumbered Texas RN license.Nursing EducationW
Respiratory CareRSPTBachelor’s Degree or Associate's Degree in Respiratory Care or Therapy, current CoARC license in Respiratory Care and 3 years non-teaching work experience. W
SonographySCITAssociate degree in Sonography, current ARDMS RDMS certification in concentration being taught, and 3 years of clinical experience in the concentration being taught. Biology, Anatomy, Physiology and PhysicsW
Surgical TechnologistSRGTAssociate degree or higher in Surgical Technology with a certificate in Surgical Technology from an NCCA accredited institution, current registration in Surgical Technology, and 3 years experience in field or as an instructor in Surgical Technology. Surgical TechnologistW
Radiologic SciencesVIRTBachelor's degree in Radiologic Technology OR Bachelor's degree in related field and an Associate degree in Radiography, current ARRT certification in Radiography and VI, Texas Medical Board General Radiologic Technologist license, and minimum 2 years of clinical experience in Vascular Interventional Procedures. W
Vocational NursingVNSGAssociate degree or higher in nursing and 3 years non-teaching work related experience. Must be licensed as a registered nurse in Texas. W
Veterinary TechnologyVTHTGraduate from an AVMA-accredited school with one of the following degrees: Associate degree or higher in Veterinary Technology, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, and Licensed in the State of Texas as an LVT or DVM. Minimum of three years nonteaching, work-related experience, or experience as an instructor in veterinary technology, or a combination of both, within the past five years. W

School of Law and Public Service​

DisciplinesCourse Prefixes Current Faculty Minimum Requirements Qualifying FieldsCourse Type
AnthropologyANTHMaster’s degree or higher in Anthropology, or master’s degree or higher with 18 graduate hours in Anthropology.AnthropologyT
Criminal JusticeCJCRBachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice or associate's degree in Criminal Justice and three years of nonteaching, work-related experience.W
Criminal JusticeCJLEBachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice or associate's degree in Criminal Justice and three years of nonteaching, work-related experience.W
Criminal JusticeCJSABachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice or associate's degree in Criminal Justice and three years of nonteaching, work-related experience.W
Conflict ManagementCMDRBachelor’s degree in Dispute Resolution or Conflict Management, or associate's degree in Dispute Resolution or Conflict Management, and three years of nonteaching, work-related experience.W
Criminal JusticeCRIJMas​​​​ter’s degree or higher in Criminal Justice or Criminology, or a master’s degree or higher with 18 graduate hours in Criminal Justice.Criminal JusticeT
Substance Abuse CounselingDAACBachelor’s degree in Counseling or Mental Health or associate's degree in Counseling or Mental Health and three years of nonteaching, work-related experience.Substance Abuse CounselingW
Conflict ManagementDRCMBachelor’s degree in Dispute Resolution or associate's degree in Dispute Resolution and three years of nonteaching, work-related experience.W
Fire Protection TechnologyFIRSBachelor’s degree in Fire Science or related field or Associate Degree in Fire Science or related field with at least three years of nonteaching, work-related experience Firefighter certification required.W
Fire Protection TechnologyFIRTBachelor’s degree in Fire Science or related field or Associate Degree in Fire Science or related field with at least three years of nonteaching, work-related experience Firefighter certification required.W
GeographyGEOGMaster’s degree in Geography or Geographic Information Systems, or a master’s degree or higher with 18 graduate hours in Geography.T
GerontologyGERSBachelor’s degree in Gerontology or associate’s degree in social science or related field with a Gerontology Certification and three years of non-teaching work related experience in the field of aging.W
GovernmentGOVTMaster’s degree or higher in Government, Political Science or Public Administration, or master’s degree or higher with 18 graduate hours in Government, Political Science or Public Administration.Government, Political Science, Public Administration, Public Policy, Political Philosophy, International Relations, Political Psychology, or Political Management Comparative Politics, Politics, Political Economy, Juris DoctorateT
HistoryHISTMaster’s degree or higher in History, or master’s degree or higher with 18 graduate hours in History.American History, Western Civilization, World HistoryT
Criminal JusticeHMSYBachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice or associate's degree in Criminal Justice and three years of nonteaching, work-related experience.W
ParalegalLGLABachelor's degree in Paralegal or associate's degree in Paralegal plus three years of non-teaching, work related experience.W
Philosophy/ReligionPHILMaster’s degree or higher in Philosophy or History of Ideas; or Master’s degree or higher with 18 graduate hours in Philosophy or History of Ideas.Philosophy, History of Ideas (Qualifying Fields for Religion: Religion, Religious Studies, Theology, Philosophy of Religion, Divinity, Humanities, Social Sciences)T
PsychologyPSYCMaster’s degree or higher in Psychology or Psychology related field or Master’s degree with 18 graduate hours in Psychology or Psychology related field.T
Criminal JusticePSYTBachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice or associate's degree in Criminal Justice and three years of nonteaching, work-related experience.W
Social WorkSCWKBachelor’s degree in Social Work or mental health discipline or associate's degree in Social Work or mental health discipline and three years of non-teaching work related experience.W
Criminal JusticeSLPSBachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice or associate's degree in Criminal Justice and three years of nonteaching, work-related experience.W
SociologySOCIMaster’s degree or higher in Sociology, or master’s degree or higher with 18 graduate hours in Sociology.SociologyT
Social WorkSOCWMaster’s degree or higher in Social Work, or master’s degree or higher with 18 graduate hours in Social Work.T

School of Manufacturing and Industrial Technology​

DisciplinesCourse Prefixes Current Faculty Minimum Requirements Qualifying FieldsCourse Type
Autobody TechnologyABDRBachelor's degree in Auto Body/Collision Repair Technology, Custom Metal Fabrication, or Custom Painting or associate's degree in Auto Body/Collision Repair Technology, Custom Metal Fabrication, or Custom Painting and three years of nonteaching, work-related experience. W
Computer Aided Design & DraftingARCEBachelor's degree in Computer Aided Design, Drafting, or a closely related discipline or associate degree in Computer Aided Design, Drafting, or a closely related discipline and three years of relevant industry experience. Architectural Engineering, Civil Engineering, Construction Management, Construction Education, Machining Technology, Industrial Engineering, Industrial ArtsW
Automotive TechnologyAUMTBachelor's degree in Automotive Technology, Diesel Heavy Equipment or Automotive Engineering or associate's degree in Automotive Technology or Diesel Heavy Equipment or Automotive Engineering and 3 years of nonteaching, work-related experience. ASE certification required.W
Construction TechnologyCBFMBachelor's degree in Construction Technology or closely related discipline or associate's degree in Construction Technology or closely related discipline and 3 years of nonteaching, work-related experience.HVAC Technology, Facilities Maintenance, Industrial Maintenance, Industrial Technology, Energy TechnologyW
Manufacturing TechnologyCETTBachelor's degree in Engineering, Electronics Technology, or related discipline or associate's degree in Engineering, Electronics Technology, or related discipline and 3 years industry experience.W
Construction TechnologyCNBTBachelor's degree in Construction Technology or closely related discipline or associate's degree in Construction Technology or closely related discipline and 3 years of nonteaching, work-related experience.Computer Aided Design and Drafting, Architectural Engineering, Civil Engineering, Construction Management, Construction Education, Machining Technology, Industrial Engineering, Industrial Arts, Industrial EducationW
Construction TechnologyCRPTBachelor's degree in Construction Technology or closely related discipline or associate's degree in Construction Technology or closely related discipline and 3 years of nonteaching, work-related experience.Construction Science, Facilities Maintenance, Industrial Maintenance, Industrial Technology, Civil Engineering TechnologyW
Diesel Technology and Heavy EquipmentDEMRBachelor's degree in Automotive Technology or Diesel Heavy Equipment or associate's degree in Automotive Technology or Diesel Heavy Equipment and 3 years of nonteaching, work-related experience. ASE certification required.W
Computer-Aided Design and DraftingDFTGBachelor's degree in Computer Aided Design and Drafting or a closely related discipline or associate's degree in Computer Aided Design and Drafting or a closely related discipline and 3 years industry experience.Architectural Engineering, Civil Engineering, Construction Management, Construction Education, Machining Technology, Industrial Engineering, Industrial ArtsW
Manufacturing TechnologyEECTBachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering or related fields or associate's degree in Electrical Engineering or related fields and 3 years industry experience.Electronics, Microprocessors, Computer Engineering, Electrical Technology, Control Engineering, Robotics, TelecommunicationsW
Manufacturing TechnologyELMTBachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering or related fields or associate's degree in Electrical Engineering or related fields and 3 years industry experience.Electronics, Microprocessors, Computer Engineering, Electrical Technology, Control Engineering, Robotics, TelecommunicationsW
Electrical TechnologyELPTAssociate degree in the discipline or an associate degree from a regionally accredited institution, and a demonstration of competency in the teaching discipline. Acceptable method to demonstrate competency in the discipline must include one of the following: Earned Certificate Degree in the discipline from a regionally accredited institution and three years of documented non-teaching work experience in the discipline, or an occupational license in the discipline issued by the Texas Department of Licensing and Registration, the Texas Board of Plumbing Examiners, or by a recognized reciprocal entity, that allows the person to perform work in the discipline within the State of Texas.W
Electrical TechnologyELTNAssociate degree in the discipline or an associate degree from a regionally accredited institution, and a demonstration of competency in the teaching discipline. Acceptable method to demonstrate competency in the discipline must include one of the following: Earned Certificate Degree in the discipline from a regionally accredited institution and three years of documented non-teaching work experience in the discipline, or an occupational license in the discipline issued by the Texas Department of Licensing and Registration, the Texas Board of Plumbing Examiners, or by a recognized reciprocal entity, that allows the person to perform work in the discipline within the State of Texas.​W
Manufacturing TechnologyENTCBachelor's degree in Electrical Technology or related field or associate's degree in Electrical Technology or related field and three years of nonteaching, work-related experience.Electrical Engineering Industrial Technology, Industrial Education, Industrial Arts, Industrial Engineering, Mechanical EngineeringW
Geospatial Information Systems TechnologyGISCBachelor's degree in GIS or associate's degree in GIS and 3 years industry experience.W
Air Conditioning and Refrigeration TechnologyHARTAssociate degree in the discipline or an associate degree from a regionally accredited institution, and a demonstration of competency in the teaching discipline. Acceptable method to demonstrate competency in the discipline must include one of the following: Earned Certificate Degree in the discipline from a regionally accredited institution and three years of documented non-teaching work experience in the discipline, or an occupational license in the discipline issued by the Texas Department of Licensing and Registration, the Texas Board of Plumbing Examiners, or by a recognized reciprocal entity, that allows the person to perform work in the discipline within the State of Texas.W
Manufacturing TechnologyHYDRBachelor's degree in Hydraulics, Pneumatics or associate's degree in Hydraulics, Pneumatics and 3 years industry experience.W
Electrical TechnologyIEIRAssociate degree in the discipline or an associate degree from a regionally accredited institution, and a demonstration of competency in the teaching discipline. Acceptable method to demonstrate competency in the discipline must include one of the following: Earned Certificate Degree in the discipline from a regionally accredited institution and three years of documented non-teaching work experience in the discipline, or an occupational license in the discipline issued by the Texas Department of Licensing and Registration, the Texas Board of Plumbing Examiners, or by a recognized reciprocal entity, that allows the person to perform work in the discipline within the State of Texas.W
Manufacturing TechnologyINMTBachelor's degree in Electrical Technology or related field or associate's degree in Electrical Technology or related field and 3 years industry experience.Electrical Engineering Industrial Technology, Industrial Education, Industrial Arts, Industrial Engineering, Mechanical EngineeringW
Manufacturing TechnologyINTCBachelor's degree in Electrical Technology or related field or associate's degree in Electrical Technology or related field and 3 years of nonteaching, work-related experience.Electrical Engineering Industrial Technology, Industrial Education, Industrial Arts, Industrial Engineering, Mechanical EngineeringW
Logistics & Supply Chain TechnologyLMGTBachelor's degree in Logistics, Supply Chain, Warehousing, Distribution or associate's degree in Logistics, Supply Chain, Warehousing, Distribution and three years of nonteaching, work-related experience.W
Manufacturing TechnologyMCHNBachelor's degree in Machining or related field or associate's degree in Machining or related field and three years of nonteaching, work-related experience.Electrical Technology, Electrical Engineering Industrial Technology, Industrial Education, Industrial Arts, Industrial Engineering, Mechanical EngineeringW
Manufacturing TechnologyMFGTBachelor's degree in Electrical Technology or related field or associate's degree in Electrical Technology or related field and 3 years industry experience.Electrical Engineering Industrial Technology, Industrial Education, Industrial Arts, Industrial Engineering, Mechanical EngineeringW
Engine TechnologyMTRCCertificate and three years of nonteaching, work-related experience in Motorcycle Technology, Marine Technology, Small Engine Technology, Industrial ArtsW
Welding TechnologyNDTEBachelor's degree in Welding, Machining, Industrial Technology, Metallurgy or related field or associate's degree in Welding, Machining, Industrial Technology, Metallurgy or related field and three years of nonteaching, work-related experience.W
Construction TechnologyOSHTBachelor's degree in Occupational Health and Safety Technology or closely related discipline or associate's degree in Occupational Health and Safety Technology or closely related discipline and 3 years industry experience.Construction Technology, Construction Science, Facilities Maintenance or Industrial Maintenance, Industrial Technology or Civil Engineering TechnologyW
Construction TechnologyPFPBAssociate degree in the discipline or an associate degree from a regionally accredited institution, and a demonstration of competency in the teaching discipline. Acceptable method to demonstrate competency in the discipline must include one of the following: Earned Certificate Degree in the discipline from a regionally accredited institution and three years of documented non-teaching work experience in the discipline, or an occupational license in the discipline issued by the Texas Department of Licensing and Registration, the Texas Board of Plumbing Examiners, or by a recognized reciprocal entity, that allows the person to perform work in the discipline within the State of Texas.​​W
Logistics & Supply Chain TechnologyQCTCBachelor's degree in Quality Control or Quality Assurance or associate's degree in Quality Control or Quality Assurance and 3 years industry experience.W
Manufacturing TechnologyRBTCBachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering or related fields or associate's degree in Electrical Engineering or related fields and 3 years industry experience.Electronics, Microprocessors, Computer Engineering, Electrical Technology, Control Engineering, Robotics, TelecommunicationsW
Engine TechnologySMERCertificate and three years of nonteaching, work-related experience in Motorcycle Technology, Marine Technology, Small Engine Technology, Industrial ArtsW
Surveying TechnologySRVYBachelor's degree in Surveying or closely related discipline or associate's degree in Surveying or closely related discipline and 3 years industry experience.Construction Technology, Construction Science, Facilities Maintenance or Industrial Maintenance, Industrial Technology or Civil Engineering TechnologyW
Construction TechnologyWDWKBachelor's degree in Construction Technology or closely related discipline or associate's degree in Construction Technology or closely related discipline and 3 years industry experience.Construction Science, Facilities Maintenance or Industrial Maintenance, Industrial Technology or Civil Engineering TechnologyW
Welding TechnologyWLDGBachelor's degree in Welding, Machining, Industrial Technology, Metallurgy or related field or associate degree in Welding, Machining, Industrial Technology, Metallurgy or related field and 3 years industry experience.W

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Faculty Credentials

Standards

Standard 6.2.a (Faculty qualifications) of the "Principles of Accreditation" reads as follows:

For each of its educational programs, the institution justifies and documents the qualifications of its faculty members.

When an institution defines faculty qualifications using faculty credentials, institutions should use the following as credential standards:

  1. Faculty teaching general education courses at the undergraduate level: doctorate or master’s degree in the teaching discipline or master’s degree with a concentration in the teaching discipline (a minimum of 18 graduate semester hours in the teaching discipline).
  2. Faculty teaching associate degree courses designed for transfer to a baccalaureate degree: doctorate or master’s degree in the teaching discipline or master’s degree with a concentration in the teaching discipline (a minimum of 18 graduate semester hours in the teaching discipline).
  3. Faculty teaching associate degree courses not designed for transfer to the baccalaureate degree: bachelor’s degree in the teaching discipline or associate degree and demonstrated competencies in the teaching discipline.
  4. Faculty teaching baccalaureate courses: doctorate or master’s degree in the teaching discipline or master’s degree with a concentration in the teaching discipline (minimum of 18 graduate semester hours in the teaching discipline).
  5. Faculty teaching graduate and post-baccalaureate course work: earned doctorate/terminal degree in the teaching discipline or a related discipline.
  6. Graduate teaching assistants: master’s degree in the teaching discipline or 18 graduate semester hours in the teaching discipline, direct supervision by a faculty member experienced in the teaching discipline, regular in-service training and planned and periodic evaluations.

Approved: College Delegate Assembly,
December 2006
Updated for Revised Principles:
April 2018