7 LONG TITLE
8 General Description:
9 This bill amends provisions related to eligible instructors for concurrent enrollment
11 Highlighted Provisions:
12 This bill:
13 ▸ defines terms;
14 ▸ requires the State Board of Regents to establish a policy describing required
15 qualifications for an individual to be an eligible instructor for a concurrent
16 enrollment course;
17 ▸ repeals requirements related to eligible instructors, including a requirement that
18 certain eligible instructors be approved as adjunct faculty by an institution of higher
20 ▸ requires that certain individuals meet requirements established by the State Board of
21 Regents in order to be eligible instructors; and
22 ▸ makes technical and conforming changes.
23 Money Appropriated in this Bill:
25 Other Special Clauses:
26 This bill provides a coordination clause.
27 Utah Code Sections Affected:
29 53E-10-301, as renumbered and amended by Laws of Utah 2018, Chapter 1
30 53E-10-302, as renumbered and amended by Laws of Utah 2018, Chapter 1
31 53E-10-305, as renumbered and amended by Laws of Utah 2018, Chapter 1
32 53E-10-307, as renumbered and amended by Laws of Utah 2018, Chapter 1
33 Utah Code Sections Affected by Coordination Clause:
34 53E-10-302, as renumbered and amended by Laws of Utah 2018, Chapter 1
36 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
37 Section 1. Section 53E-10-301 is amended to read:
38 53E-10-301. Definitions.
39 (1) "Concurrent enrollment" means enrollment in a course offered through the
40 concurrent enrollment program described in Section 53E-10-302.
41 (2) "Educator" means the same as that term is defined in Section 53E-6-102.
42 (3) "Eligible instructor" means an instructor who [
43 in Subsection 53E-10-302(5).
51 (4) "Eligible student" means a student who:
52 (a) is enrolled in, and counted in average daily membership in, a high school within the
54 (b) has a plan for college and career readiness, as described in Section 53E-2-304, on
55 file at a high school within the state; and
56 (c) (i) is a grade 11 or grade 12 student; or
57 (ii) is a grade 9 or grade 10 student who qualifies by exception as described in Section
59 (5) "Endorsement" means a stipulation, authorized by the State Board of Education and
60 appended to a license, that specifies an area of practice to which the license applies.
61 (6) "Institution of higher education" means [
63 Subsection 53B-1-102(1)(a).
64 (7) "License" means the same as that term is defined in Section 53E-6-102.
65 (8) "Local education agency" or "LEA" means a school district or charter school.
69 the State Board of Education for an educator to teach calculus.
72 is multiplied by the number of weighted pupil units to yield the funding level for the basic
73 state-supported school program.
74 Section 2. Section 53E-10-302 is amended to read:
75 53E-10-302. Concurrent enrollment program.
76 (1) The State Board of Education and the State Board of Regents shall establish and
77 maintain a concurrent enrollment program that:
78 (a) provides an eligible student the opportunity to enroll in a course that allows the
79 eligible student to earn credit concurrently:
80 (i) toward high school graduation; and
81 (ii) at an institution of higher education;
82 (b) includes only [
83 (i) [
85 (ii) [
86 (A) a general education [
87 (B) a career and technical education [
88 (C) a pre-major college level [
89 (D) a foreign language concurrent enrollment [
90 53E-10-307; [
91 (c) requires that the instructor of a concurrent enrollment course is an eligible
92 instructor; and
94 available education technology.
95 (2) The State Board of Education and the State Board of Regents shall coordinate to:
96 (a) [
97 (i) credit awarded for concurrent enrollment is consistent and transferable to all
98 institutions of higher education; and
99 (ii) learning outcomes for a concurrent enrollment [
100 (A) core standards for Utah public schools adopted by the State Board of Education;
102 (B) except for a foreign language concurrent enrollment [
103 Section 53E-10-307, an institution of higher education lower division [
104 numbered at or above the 1000 level; and
105 (b) provide advising to an eligible [
106 (i) [
107 education; and
108 (ii) [
109 excess credit hours.
110 (3) [
111 directors, the State Board of Regents shall:
112 (a) provide guidelines to an institution of higher education for establishing qualifying
113 academic criteria for an eligible student to enroll in a concurrent enrollment course[
114 (b) on or before January 1, 2019, establish a policy that:
115 (i) describes the qualifications for an LEA employee to be an eligible instructor; and
116 (ii) ensures that the qualifications described in Subsection (3)(b)(i):
117 (A) maximize concurrent enrollment opportunities for eligible students while
118 maintaining quality; and
119 (B) allow for an individual who teaches a concurrent enrollment course in the 2017-18
120 or 2018-19 school year to continue to teach the concurrent enrollment course in subsequent
122 (4) To qualify for funds under Section 53F-2-409, an LEA and an institution of higher
123 education shall:
124 (a) enter into a contract, in accordance with Section 53E-10-303, to provide one or
125 more concurrent enrollment courses that are approved under the course approval process
126 described in Subsection (2);
127 (b) ensure that an instructor who teaches a concurrent enrollment course is an eligible
129 (c) establish qualifying academic criteria for an eligible student to enroll in a
130 concurrent enrollment course, in accordance with the guidelines described in Subsection (3)(a);
131 (d) ensure that a student who enrolls in a concurrent enrollment course is an eligible
132 student; and
133 (e) coordinate advising to eligible students.
134 (5) (a) An institution of higher education faculty member is an eligible instructor.
135 (b) An LEA employee is an eligible instructor if the LEA employee:
136 (i) is licensed under Chapter 6, Education Professional Licensure;
137 (ii) is supervised by an institution of higher education; and
138 (iii) (A) meets the qualifications described in the policy established under Subsection
139 (3)(b); or
140 (B) has an upper level mathematics endorsement.
141 (c) Notwithstanding Subsection (5)(b)(iii), an LEA employee is an eligible instructor
143 (i) the State Board of Regents has not established the policy described in Subsection
144 (3)(b); and
145 (ii) the LEA employee:
146 (A) meets the requirements described in Subsections (5)(b)(i) and (ii); and
147 (B) is approved as adjunct faculty by an institution of higher education.
149 10 student to enroll in a current enrollment course by exception, including a student who
150 otherwise qualifies to take a foreign language concurrent enrollment course described in
151 Section 53E-10-307.
153 completes a concurrent enrollment course on the same basis as credits earned by a full-time or
154 part-time student enrolled at the institution of higher education.
161 Section 3. Section 53E-10-305 is amended to read:
162 53E-10-305. Tuition and fees.
163 (1) Except as provided in this section, the State Board of Regents or an institution of
164 higher education may not charge tuition or fees for a concurrent enrollment course.
165 (2) (a) The State Board of Regents may charge a one-time fee for a student to
166 participate in the concurrent enrollment program.
167 (b) A student who pays a fee described in Subsection (2)(a) does not satisfy a general
168 admission application fee requirement for a full-time or part-time student at an institution of
169 higher education.
170 (3) (a) An institution of higher education may charge a one-time admission application
171 fee for concurrent enrollment course credit offered by the institution of higher education.
172 (b) Payment of the fee described in Subsection (3)(a) satisfies the general admission
173 application fee requirement for a full-time or part-time student at an institution of higher
175 (4) (a) Except as provided in Subsection (4)(b), an institution of higher education may
176 charge partial tuition of no more than $30 per credit hour for a concurrent enrollment course
177 for which a student earns college credit.
178 (b) [
179 more than:
180 (i) $5 per credit hour for an eligible student who qualifies for free or reduced price
181 school lunch;
182 (ii) $10 per credit hour for a concurrent enrollment course that is taught at an LEA by
183 an eligible instructor described in Subsection [
184 (iii) $15 per credit hour for a concurrent enrollment course that is taught through video
186 Section 4. Section 53E-10-307 is amended to read:
187 53E-10-307. Concurrent enrollment courses for accelerated foreign language
189 (1) As used in this section:
190 (a) "Accelerated foreign language student" means a student who:
191 (i) has passed a world language advanced placement exam; and
192 (ii) is in grade 10, grade 11, or grade 12.
193 (b) "Blended learning delivery model" means an education delivery model in which a
194 student learns, at least in part:
195 (i) through online learning with an element of student control over time, place, path,
196 and pace; and
197 (ii) in the physical presence of an instructor.
198 (c) "State university" means an institution of higher education that offers courses
199 leading to a bachelor's degree.
200 (2) The University of Utah shall partner with all state universities to develop, as part of
201 the concurrent enrollment program described in this part, concurrent enrollment courses that:
202 (a) are age-appropriate foreign language courses for accelerated foreign language
203 students who are eligible students;
204 (b) count toward a foreign language degree offered by an institution of higher
205 education; and
206 (c) are delivered:
207 (i) using a blended learning delivery model; and
208 (ii) by an eligible instructor [
209 described in Subsection 53E-10-302(5)(b).
210 Section 5. Coordinating H.B. 237 with H.B. 46 -- Technical amendments.
211 If this H.B. 237 and H.B. 46, Educator Licensing Modifications, both pass and become
212 law, it is the intent of the Legislature that the Office of Legislative Research and General
213 Counsel, in preparing the Utah Code database for publication, change the language in
214 Subsection 53E-10-302(5)(b)(iii)(B) from "upper level mathematics endorsement" to "upper
215 level mathematics credential issued by the State Board of Education".