Dual Enrollment Policy
The Dual Enrollment program provides a rigorous, college-level Islamic studies curriculum for contracted Islamic High Schools, in the English Language. Outlined below are the program’s purpose and policies. Please note that policies are subject to change as Mishkah University sees fit.
This program will enable high school students (grades 9-12) to receive credit for courses offered at Mishkah University towards an Associates degree. Through it, Mishkah seeks to encourage high school students to complete comprehensive, college-level, Islamic Studies classes during their four years of high school, and open a path for higher Islamic education. Mishkah will recognize the students’ academic achievements by evaluating their final exam scores and granting credit for the courses they take.
During these challenging times, this is a unique opportunity for youth in the West to hold fast to the rope of Allah through authentic Islamic education.
Islamic Studies instructors from participating schools will teach all courses to their students. These instructors must be approved by Mishkah’s Academic Department and meet the following requirements:
- Instructors must have a strong foundational knowledge of Islamic Studies.
- Instructors must have a minimum of two years experience teaching Islamic Studies in high school.
- It is highly recommended that Instructors continue their Islamic Studies education by enrolling in a Bachelors or Masters program in Islamic Studies within one year of starting the program.
- Instructors must use Mishkah’s curriculum to teach the courses.
- Instructors must attend a number of free professional development hours with Mishkah prior to teaching the curriculum.
- Instructors must submit a copy of their CV for review to Mishkah’s administrative team (firstname.lastname@example.org). An interview will then be conducted to discuss the instructors’ qualifications and readiness to teach Mishkah’s curriculum.
- Students will only receive an Associates diploma from this Dual Enrollment program if they complete ALL required course work at the contracted school.
- School administrators from each participating school must complete the registration and admission processes for students to start the program.
- Islamic Studies instructors must follow Mishkah’s course flow.
- Instructors will work with Mishkah’s Student Services Coordinator Sr. Rola Elqirem (email@example.com) to have course material provided to all the participating students. Instructors are strongly encouraged to use Mishkah’s course syllabus to make sure all the course material is covered.
- Instructors have the freedom to assess students based on the school’s academic requirements, i.e. assign homework, give out quizzes and exams, assign projects and research papers, etc.
- At the end of the course, instructors will submit to Mishkah’s Student Services Coordinator a list of all students who wish to take the course examination with Mishkah, in order to receive University credit.
- Students will take Mishkah’s course exams online. A school representative AND the instructor must supervise all students when they are taking the final exam.
- Mishkah has the right to award credit to each student based on the University grading policies which can be found in the Academic Guide.
- Instructors will be exclusively paid by the participating school at which they are employed.
- Administrators of the participating school must evaluate instructors and the program annually, and send a report to Mishkah.
- Students may continue to take classes at Mishkah University after High School graduation towards a Bachelors degree. Their Associates credits will be transferred towards that degree.
The following general admission policies will also apply to high school students in participating schools.
- A school administrator must send a list of participating students to Mishkah’s registrar using a particular cvs file (provided). The student information must include a picture ID.
- All high school students will be entered as Associates Degree students.
- The school must send an active student list every semester for students to continue to be enrolled into the Dual Enrollment program.
- All students must pay a $50 application fee (one time), facilitated by a school administrator.
- Students must pay $90 ($75 tuition and $15 technology fee) per semester (for courses taken during the fall and spring semester), facilitated by a school administrator. (There are no refunds for courses taken during the academic year).
- Students must pay a $50 examination fee to take the final exams in any particular semester and receive credit. This fee is also facilitated by a school administrator.
- Students will not have access to the exam in their student library unless the semester examination fee is paid.
- Students will be notified of the date when they will need to log into the Mishkah Student Information System and take the exam.
- Exam duration varies between one-hour and two-hours-long depending on the course.
- Students will receive their grade as soon as they submit the exam.
- Students must adhere to all the examination policies and procedures required by Mishkah University and detailed in the student Academic Guide.
For more information on the program, curriculum details and course planners, school administrators and teachers may contact us at: 813-575-4900 or 1-866-808-0813