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Want to teach college level classes or Dual Credit?

The Plus 18 Partnership is a dynamic new cohort program designed to provide master’s degreed professionals with the opportunity to obtain 18 credit hours in a specific discipline. Individuals who have a master’s degree prior to the program start date will be able to earn the additional 18 credit hours in English, Government, or History necessary to teach dual credit courses  and/or college level courses for Lone Star College.


The available programs and the university offering each program are below. Click on the links for more information.


UHD offers an English 18 hour certificate
Click here for University Information.
Click here for Program Information.


UHD Offer a History 18 hour online certificate
Click here for program Information.

    SHSU offers a History 18 hour certificate
Click Here for Program Information.

    SHSU offers a Government option.
Click here for Program Information.


SHSU offers an English option.

Click here for Program Information.






Q.  Who can enroll in the program?
A. Plus 18 is open to anyone who has a master’s degree and wants to teach college level courses. This program is especially tailored to professionals working in an educational setting (teachers, professors, staff). Earning 18 credits hours in  a specific content area (English, Government, or History) can provide the credentials needed to teach dual credit classes at the high school level or college level courses for Lone Star College.

Q. What programs are available?
A. There are three program options from two different universities. Sam Houston State University (SHSU) is offering online Government, History and English programs. The Univeristy of Houston-Downtown (UHD) is offering an English program.

Q.   Can I still be in a program if I do not have a master’s yet?
A. If you will have a Master’s degree before the semester start date, you may apply for the program.

Q. What is a cohort program?
A. A cohort is a group of students that take the classes together and continue to take classes together to complete the program.

Q. What if I already have some credits?
A. If you have already earned some of the courses in the program, you may be able to “jump into” the cohort as needed. Please contact the Plus 18 Partnership program coordinator at: Brenda.Piatiak@lonestar.edu or 832.482.1070

Q. What is the enrollment deadline?
A. Enrollment deadlines vary depending on the participating university and discipline. The SHSU links above outlines the program guidelines for History, Government and English. The UHD link provides their English program information. Each university has its own application.

Q. How much does it cost?
A. The tuition for SHSU and UHD is different. The links above have cost per credit hour for each university.

Q. Are the scholarships and financial aid available to students in the program?
A. Financial aid and/or scholarships may be available. Contact each university representative for more information.

Contact Information

Please contact Brenda Piatiak for more information about the Plus 18 Partnership.