High School (ACE) Faculty
Accelerated College Education (ACE) high school faculty at partnering school districts volunteer to teach Pennsylvania Highlands Community College courses at their high school. These faculty members must be certified to teach Pennsylvania Highlands Community College courses and meet academic department requirements for teaching the College course.
- Academic Courses: Master's in subject preferred; Bachelor's required.
- General Education Courses (Math, English): Master's in subject preferred; Bachelor's required.
- Occupational and/or Certificate Courses: Associate’s degree minimum; two years’ experience or five years’ experience in the technical field; nationally recognized certification in field.
ACE Faculty Application:
To apply for an ACE faculty position, please complete and sign an instructor application form (click here for the application) and send your official transcripts for all degrees earned, including PA Department of Education letters of degree equivalency to: Dr. Melissa Murray, Pennsylvania Highlands Community College, 101 Community College Way, Johnstown, PA, 15904. (Note: Official transcripts are preferred; however, copies are acceptable.)
ACE Faculty Application Process
Interested faculty members need to complete an ACE application and provide college transcripts. Copies of transcripts for the review process are acceptable, but official transcripts are preferred.
Interested faculty must review Pennsylvania Highlands’ course syllabus and agree to cover all course topics and evaluate students as outlined in the syllabus.
Required Professional Development
Once approved, ACE Faculty are required to complete an online New Course Orientation prior to teaching the course. The orientation is followed-up by a phone call or personal meeting from a Pennsylvania Highlands faculty member in the discipline.
The ACE Faculty Coordinator conducts a General ACE Program Orientation for newly approved and continuing ACE Faculty either on your high school campus or via video conference. The General Orientation can be coordinated to coincide with teacher in service days.
In the fall or spring semester, the ACE Program invites all ACE Faculty to a required Annual Discipline Specific meeting. If ACE Faculty members cannot attend at our Richland Campus, the meeting is also offered via our College portal, followed up by a phone or video conference with our College faculty in the discipline.