High Schools and Teachers

Faculty Qualifications

To become an adjunct instructor in the Wesleyan Honors Academy program, high school teachers should have a master's degree in the subject area of the courses they propose to offer or have a master's degree with a minimum of 18 hours of graduate credit in the relevant subject field.

High School Teacher Program Benefits

NWU assists high schools and teachers to provide the highest level of instruction and most effective learning environment for students enrolled in Honors Academy courses.

Funding for high schools and teachers: NWU will establish a Curriculum Enhancement Fund for each Honors Academy teacher with the amount based on enrollment. NWU will provide a matching amount to the district for new books, equipment and other curricular materials.

Professional development: Each year, Nebraska Wesleyan University holds an Honors Academy Professional Development Workshop on the Lincoln campus, providing teachers with a stipend to attend this required event. At the workshop, teachers discuss changes in policies and procedures, interact with other instructors and meet with NWU academic department coordinators about updates to the curriculum in their disciplines.

Private coaching: Honors Academy teachers are encouraged to work closely with their departmental coordinators throughout the academic year in areas of curriculum development and assessment coordination.

Subsidized tuition for teachers seeking Honors Academy qualification: The Honors Academy program offers a postgraduate scholarship to teachers who are within 18 hours of qualifying to teach Honors Academy courses. Teachers may attend the graduate institution of their choice and NWU will reimburse tuition as follows:

  • One three-hour course remaining: Up to $2,000/course
  • Two three-hour courses remaining: Up to $1,000/course
  • Three three-hour courses remaining: Up to $670/course
  • Four, five or six three-hour courses remaining: Up to $500/course

Additional benefits for teachers and students: As an adjunct NWU faculty member, Honors Academy teachers have access to the same resources as on-campus faculty, including:

  • Free admission to fine arts productions
  • Free admission to athletic events
  • Use of the library services
  • Invitations to attend guest lectures
  • Class tours arranged for their students
  • Admission of their classes to special events

Next Steps

Find out more about teaching Honors Academy courses and apply today.