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Cooperative Credit Program - How to Qualify as an Agency

In order to become a cooperative agency offering PSU credit, your organization must meet the following minimum criteria:

  • The cooperative agency must be responsible for the total management of the course (e.g., organizing and paying for instructors, space, and materials).
  • The course content must be equivalent to college-level coursework.
  • The course must include at least 10 hours of instructional time for each credit (e.g., 10 hours = 1 quarter credit; 30 hours = 3 quarter credits) plus 20 hours of assignments outside of class for each credit.
  • Each instructor must have at least a master’s degree or a BA/BS with an approved exemption form, expertise in the content area, and experience teaching adult learners. If approved, the instructor will be considered PSU adjunct faculty and will be held responsible for issuing student grades.