By MARY BARCZAK
Gold Standard Staff Writer
The University of Louisville is looking for military spouses to help teach general education courses to Fort Knox military students.
Currently, the university offers three-credit courses in English, math and humanities to Fort Knox High School seniors and juniors who maintain a certain GPA and ACT score.
Due to an increase of enrollment at the university this year, there have been no extra professors to teach college courses to more high school students, said Renee Finngean, executive director for Military Initiatives and Partnership Office of the President at UofL.
About a year ago, Dr. Gregg Mowen, principal of Fort Knox High School, started an initiative with the university to offer the students a chance to take college courses.
He said he was originally looking for a seminar that would capture students’ attention, but he thought UofL’s idea to offer general education courses was a better idea.
“The students are getting a real taste of what college is about,” Mowen said.
And at a discounted price. UofL charges the high school students a third of what three-credit course usually costs.
Another plus, Mowen said, is that the students are in a “safe and comfortable setting” since the professors travel to Knox once a week for class.
Eryia Irving, a senior at Fort Knox High School, is currently enrolled in the English 101 course being offered by UofL.
Irving said she decided to sign up because her high school is flexible this year and she wanted to get ahead in college.
“It has helped me a lot with my writing,” she said.
To find information about the teaching guide-lines visit: http://www.knox.army.mil/center/pao/SACS_Faculty_Credentials_Guidelines.pdf
For more information about the program contact Finnegan at firstname.lastname@example.org.