Faculty Qualifications

The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and the Higher Education Coordinating Board establish standards to which the District adheres regarding the minimum academic credential for all members of the faculty, both full-time and adjunct.

  • Most academic faculty must have earned and can document receipt of a master’s degree with at least 18 graduate hours in the teaching specialty.
  • Some faculty position in developmental studies (reading, writing and math) and English as a Second Language require documentation of a bachelor’s degree with a major or minor in the teaching field.
  • Qualifications for teaching occupational/technical courses require at least three years of related work experience and an associate’s degree in the teaching field are required.

Faculty members must submit their complete academic credentials to Human Resources, including official transcripts from each institution promptly after being hired. Official transcripts should be mailed from each institution directly to our System Human Resources Credentials Department.

Lone Star College System
Human Resources
RE: Employee Credentials
5000 Research Forest Drive
The Star Building - Room 102
The Woodlands, Texas 77381

Faculty who have received advanced education at a foreign institution must have their credentials evaluated (not translated) by a National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) approved organization, prior to beginning work with Lone Star College System.

Faculty Credentialing Process and Credentials Table

Faculty Workload Guidelines

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