|Special teacher/faculty preparation requirements|
|California||Not set in state policy|
|Colorado||No. In addition, an individual providing instruction in a postsecondary course is not required to be certified as a teacher, regardless of whether the course will count as credit toward a student's high school diploma.|
|North Carolina||No. However, programs must "[e]ncourage the use of different and innovative teaching methods." Program applications must describe the "qualifications required for individuals employed in the program."|
|Tennessee||No. However, programs must "[e]ncourage the use of different and innovative teaching methods[.]" Program applications must describe the "qualifications required for individuals employed in the program[.]"|
|Texas||No. However, the postsecondary partner must select all teachers providing college-level instruction. Such instructors must be either regularly employed faculty members at the postsecondary institution or meet the same standards, including "minimal requirements of the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools." Early and middle college staff providing college-level instruction must be supervised and evaluated "using the same or comparable procedures used for" regular faculty at the postsecondary institution.|
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