High School and Teacher Requirements
- High school submits to the LIU Post S.C.A.L.E. Office the prospective teacher’s resume, graduate and undergraduate transcripts, and proposed syllabus. Usually the academic departments require minimally a Master’s degree in the discipline.
- Once the academic department approves the teacher and course syllabus, we send the school an agreement which requires approval from the district and school leadership, student registration forms, and a school information form. Parent or guardian’s signature is necessary on the registration form. We will run a course with a minimum of 15 students taking the course for college credit in one high school class. We reserve the right to cancel classes with smaller enrollment (i.e. 15 students in multiple periods or fewer than 15 students registering to take the course for college credit through the S.C.A.L.E. Program). The school information sheet requires the school bell schedule, room, time, and teacher for each S.C.A.L.E. class scheduled, school calendar, principal’s name and phone number, human resource director’s name and phone number, S.C.A.L.E. Coordinator’s name, title, phone, fax, and e-mail. We must have an email address that the school’s S.C.A.L.E. coordinator checks daily.
- The school returns the signed agreement to the S.C.A.L.E. Office, Mullarkey Hall, LIU Post, 720 Northern Boulevard, Brookville, N.Y. 11548-1300 and sends the certificate of insurance, as specified in the agreement, to the Insurance Manager of Long Island University, University Center, 700 Northern Boulevard, Brookville, N.Y. 11548-1326.
- The school returns the applications, registrations, and a current academic transcript for each prospective student to the S.C.A.L.E. Office by the due date – October 1. Students who have never taken a course through Long Island University also submit a check in the amount of $40 made out to Long Island University. This check is a non-refundable, one-time application fee. It is not applied to tuition.
- The S.C.A.L.E. Office evaluates students’ transcripts. Students should have minimally an unweighted cumulative 80 average over their high school careers in English language arts, mathematics, natural sciences, social sciences, and foreign language. Students who are accepted to the program receive an acceptance letter from the S.C.A.L.E. Director.
Accepted students are registered. Tuition is paid online through My LIU. Payment is expected when the student receives the bill. Tuition is $130 per credit, $390 for a three-credit course. Late payments may incur late fees. Nonpayments become bad debt.
- Any student who decides after registration not to take the course for college credit must drop formally from the LIU Post course by the Drop Dates - November 15 for Fall semester and full-year courses, April 15 for Spring semester courses. To drop the student sends LIU Post a Request to Drop form by the Drop Date. The Request to Drop form requires signatures by the student, parent or guardian, and school agent.
- Once students are registered, a professor from LIU Post will contact the high school teacher of the course and arrange to make between six and eight visits to the teacher’s class. At least four of these visits will be full period lectures.
- Teachers submit grades online.
- Official transcripts are available approximately two weeks after grades are submitted to LIU Post. Students secure an official transcript by: (1) visiting the Office of the Registrar at LIU Post Campus, (2) accessing the Student Information System (SIS) on the web at www.liu.edu/cwpost/scale, (3) calling the toll free number (1-800-646-1858). There is a nominal charge for an official transcript and a student will need his or her social security number. If using the web or the toll free number, the student will need a credit card.
- Changing a grade is a formal process with paperwork. The school must submit a Change of Grade form completed with the teacher’s signature, explanation of the change, and the principal’s signature. The completed Change of Grade is reviewed by the Enrollment Services S.C.A.L.E. and A.C.E. Review Committee before any change is made. Grade changes for S.C.A.L.E. and A.C.E. grades are accepted until February 15 for fall semester courses and until July 1 for spring semester courses and for full year courses.
In order to teach S.C.A.L.E. courses, a prospective teacher must be approved by the appropriate academic department at LIU Post. Approval must be secured for each S.C.A.L.E. course the prospective teacher plans to teach. Candidates for approval should possess a master’s degree in the area they wish to teach.
The prospective teacher is nominated by the participating high school in which he or she teaches. Through the high school program coordinator, the prospective teacher sends to the S.C.A.L.E. office the following documents:
- Teacher’s C.V.
- All undergraduate and graduate transcripts (student copies accepted)
- Any documentation of relevant expertise not evident through the academic transcripts or C.V.
- Two letters of recommendation
- Teacher’s proposed syllabus for the course labeled with the LIU Post course designation (e.g., ACC 11, BUS 341), the teacher’s name and the name of the high school.
Upon receipt of these documents, the S.C.A.L.E. director will request approval from the appropriate academic department at LIU Post. The S.C.A.L.E. director will inform the high school program coordinator and the candidate of the result of the academic department’s review. Once academic approval is secured from LIU Post, the S.C.A.L.E. office will request that the registrar establish a section of the proposed course and registrations may be processed.