Frequently Asked Questions
For Teachers Regarding the Advanced Life Science (ALS) Program
Does a teacher have to be certified to teach the ALS courses?
- How do I become certified to teach the ALS courses?
- Am I required to have a master's degree to teach an ALS course?
- I do not have a master's degree. Does this mean I cannot teach the ALS courses?
- Once I take the certification workshop, will I ever need to attend the workshop again to re-certify?
- If I want to teach the ALS courses for dual credit, what are the appropriate steps that need to be taken?
- What is required of my school to be able to offer ALS courses?
- What are the requirements for my students to enroll in an ALS course
- Is there a fee for students to register for an ALS course for dual credit?
- How do students become registered to take an ALS course for dual credit?
- When are all of the ALS dual credit forms due to Purdue?
- What textbooks are recommended for the ALS courses?
- Where do the questions for the dual credit ALS exam come from?
- Are the ALS courses funded through Perkins Funding?
- What equipment, supplies, and laboratory facilities are required for teaching ALS courses?
- Is there support provided for those who teach the ALS courses?
- Who do I contact if I have further questions about dual credit and the dual credit process associated with ALS?
- Who do I contact if I have additional questions about the ALS courses?