Prospective Faculty

To teach graduate and online courses for Baker College, faculty must posses specific credentials as defined below.

Faculty Credentials
In order to teach at Baker College, faculty are required to have earned degrees (i.e., not honorary) from regionally accredited institutions or the equivalent (if the degree is not from the United States). Doctorate degrees are preferred. Candidates wishing to teach in the general education area must have at least a master's degree in the area or a master's degree plus 18 graduate hours in the specific subject area. Candidates wishing to teach at the graduate level must possess an earned doctorate degree from a regionally accredited institution.

Faculty who meet the above credential requirements and are interested in teaching online courses, please review the requirements for teaching online courses.

Once you have reviewed the requirements for teaching, you may submit your credentials using the  Online Educational Interest & Work Experience Credentials Form.

Regional Accreditation Information
The following six regional accreditation commissions are recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and by the Council on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) as the regional authority on the quality of institutions of higher education in the United States.

Middle States Commission on Higher Education
Accredits institutions in Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, & Virgin Islands

New England Association of Schools & Colleges
Accredits institutions in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, & Vermont

The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association
Accredits institutions in Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Mexico, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, West Virginia, Wisconsin, & Wyoming
The Commission on Colleges and Universities of the Northwest Association of Schools and of Colleges and Universities
Accredits institutions in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, & Washington
The Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
Accredits institutions Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia
Western Association of Schools and Colleges
Accredits institutions in California, Guam, & Hawaii

A database of institutions accredited by recognized United States Accrediting Organizations can be found at:
Faculty with academic degrees from countries outside the United States must have their transcripts evaluated by an independent third party to establish regional accreditation equivalency.
The following two companies are able to provide an evaluation of international transcripts:

Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc.
P.O. Box 514070
Milwaukee, WI 53203-3470
Phone: (414) 289-3400
Fax: (414) 289-3411

World Education Services, Inc.
P.O. Box 745
Old Chelsea Station
New York, NY 10113-0745
Phone: (800) 937-3895
Fax: (212) 966-6395

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