Faculty and Teaching

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Faculty and teaching are the backbone of Dallas College and serve a critical role in shaping students' intellectual and professional growth.​

What are the criteria for teaching at Dallas College?

Dallas College’s criteria, in accordance wi​th Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges guidelines, are as follows.


For credit courses designed to transfer to a baccalaureate degree:

  • A master’s degree in the teaching discipline.
  • (A minimum of 18 graduate semester hours in the subject to be taught.)
View Credentialing Guidelines by Discipline

Workforce Training

For workforce education courses not designed for transfer:

  • A combination of academic preparation and work experience.
  • (Including three years of direct or related work experience other than teaching.)


For developmental courses:

  • A bachelor’s degree in the specific teaching discipline and demonstrated competency.
  • (E.g., teaching experience, honors, graduate course work or other related accomplishments.)

Teaching Continuing Education Classes

Each Dallas College campus hires continuing education instructors independently and has a slightly different process for doing so. Please contact the Continuing Education Office at each location for more information.


You can become a Dallas College adjunct instructor even if you have no prior teaching experience.

Teaching as an adjunct provides an excellent opportunity to gain hours in the classroom.


Faculty Market Disparity Stipend for Full-time Faculty

Dallas College awards stipends of $15,000 $8,000 or $5,000 to attract and retain qualified full-time faculty teaching in disciplines where there is a demonstrated market disparity. Current approved stipends are as follows:

15KTeaching Category 1
  • Registered Nursing
  • Licensed Vocational Nursing programs
8KTeaching Category 2
  • Surgical Technology
  • Veterinary Technology
  • Dental Hygiene
  • Health Information Technology
  • Emergency Medical Technology (EMT)
  • Medical Assistant
  • Occupational Therapy Assistant
  • Cybersecurity
  • Construction Technology/Management programs
5KTeaching Category 2
  • Biotechnology
  • Cardiovascular Technology (CVT)
  • Diagnostic Medical Sonography (Echo Cardiology, Sonography)
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
  • Medical Laboratory Technology
  • Radiological Technology
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Patient Care Technician programs

Additional disciplines may be added on a case-by-case basis based on justification (required) and market analysis. Please contact Human Resources with any questions about the stipend.

Equivalencies for Hire


Equivalencies for Foreign-Issued Degrees

View a suggested list of U.S. agencies that certify foreign credentials.


Master's Degree Equivalencies

Find out what levels of achievement are credited with the equivalent of earning a master’s degree.

Return to Work After Retirement

If you have worked for an institution that participates in the Teacher Retirement System of Texas, please contact Human Resources for guidance.


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