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, Physics, 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.

Do you want to teach? See how below!

Plus-18 Flow Chart 

Plus-18 University List - Updated April 2, 2024

The 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.

LSC-CyFair and CFISD faculty and administrators first met about the Plus-18 Partnership with Sam Houston State University and University of Houston-Downtown representatives in spring 2016. The program has since grown to 14 university partners offering 15 discipline credentialing pathways with 22 different program options.

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

Photo of Cy-Woods HS's Tuong-Trang Chang


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 eligible 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 twenty-two (22) program options from fourteen (14) 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.

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.

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