Senior to Sophomore (S2S)

Teacher Resources

Participating in the Senior to Sophomore program as an instructor can be a rewarding teaching and learning experience.

Instructors must meet the requirements of, and be approved by the university department in the appropriate content area. Their Partner Application/Profile and a resume also must be on file with the Senior to Sophomore office.

Our program pairs each high school instructor with a St. Cloud State University faculty member, who serves as a colleague/partner and is the faculty of record for the course. The faculty partner works with you to ensure that department requirements, learning objectives and prerequisites are met. They will be a helpful resource on curriculum development and producing a syllabus for the course.



Each year we offer a special workshop for all those involved in the Senior to Sophomore program. High school teachers, St. Cloud State University faculty, administrators, school curriculum directors, etc., gather to plan and talk about how to strengthen the program.

Our Policies and Procedures page will answer your questions about expectations, applications, registration, grading, transcripts. It also contains the forms you and your faculty partner will need to manage a class.

Campus visits

All Senior to Sophomore classes are encouraged to visit campus at least once a semester. To help make these campus visits possible, the program reimburses schools for bus transportation and the cost of a substitute teacher for one visit.

While on campus, students participate in a variety of activities, such as:

  • working in lab or attending a lecture,
  • learning how to do university level research during a library session with one of the SCSU research librarians,
  • attending special on-campus events (for example, SCSU’s Winter Economics Institute).

Our Campus Visit Request makes it easy to plan a campus visit.

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