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University 101 Programs

Become a U101 Instructor

Classes are taught by faculty and staff members and administrators at the University of South Carolina who are committed to first-year student education, learning and success.

The application period for fall 2024 has closed. More information about the 2025 application is coming soon. 



  • master's degree or higher from an accredited institution
    • note: we can consider full-time staff members with a bachelors degree if they have substantial student contact as part of their primary responsibilities. 
  • status as a full-time university employee, retiree of USC Columbia, or Ph.D. student
  • completion of the Teaching Experience Workshop
  • approval by the instructor's supervisor or department chair
  • approval by the director of University 101 Programs
  • participate in regular professional development opportunities offered by University 101 Programs

Instructor Renewals

Renewal decisions are based on two additional criteria:

  • participation in advanced faculty development activities
  • satisfactory student evaluations.

Challenge the conventional. Create the exceptional. No Limits.