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Plus-18 Partnership

Want to teach college level classes or Dual Credit?

The Plus-18 Partnership is a dynamic program designed to provide masterís degreed professionals with the opportunity to obtain 18 credit hours in a specific discipline. Individuals who have a masterís degree prior to the program start date will be able to earn the additional 18 credit hours in English, Government, History, Speech, Math, Economics, Art History, Psychology, Sociology, Kinesiology, Chemistry, Environmental/Biology, or Computer Science to be considered eligible to teach dual credit courses and/or college level courses for Lone Star College.

LSC-CyFair and CFISD Partner with Universities for Clear Path to Dual Credit Faculty Credentialing

Plus-18 University List

*New Computer Science*

August 2021 

The following selections (in the link above) have been reviewed as possible graduate level courses meeting Lone Star College-CyFair department criteria for an 18-hour program. 


Q. Who can enroll in the program?
A. Plus-18 is open to anyone who has a masterís 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 can provide the credentials needed to be elibible 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 thirteen program options from ten universities. See the Plus-18 University List above.

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

Q. What if I already have some credits?
A. If you have already earned some of the courses in the program, you might only be a few credits away from being eligible. Please contact the Plus-18 Partnership program manager 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. Each university has its own application and deadlines. See university links for dates and admissions requirements.

Q. How much does it cost?
A. The tuition is different for each university and can change. Always check with the university for costs.

Q. Are the scholarships and financial aid available to students in the program?
A. Financial aid and/or scholarships may be available. Contact your dual credit campus administrator for district scholarships. You can also contact each university representative regarding financial aid and available grants.

Contact Information

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



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