In keeping with the accreditation standards set forth by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, Miami Dade College ensures that all faculty teaching credit classes have the academic preparation and experience necessary to deliver high-quality education. Defined in the MDC credentialing charts, these standards are developed according to the College’s guidelines and are approved by the Academic Leadership Council.

At a minimum, faculty teaching credit courses must:

  • Meet the credentialing criteria for their discipline, as outlined in the College’s accreditation charts
  • Have completed their degrees and coursework at institutionally accredited institutions

Faculty with degrees from foreign institutions must submit an official evaluation by a certified National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) agency.

Faculty Credential Guidelines

File Type Document Description Last Updated
PDF Document FAQs Faculty Credential Statements January 2017
PDF Document Guidelines for Development MDC Faculty Credential Statements November 2017
PDF Document Guidelines for Requesting Exceptions to the Miami Dade College Faculty Credentialing Statements January 2024
PDF Document Transcript Evaluation Guidelines October 2018
PDF Document Perceptive Content User Instructions March 2023