University 101 Programs

How to Become an Instructor

University 101 is taught by faculty, staff, and administrators at the University of South Carolina who are committed to first-year student learning, and success.

The minimum requirements to teach include:
  • Masters' degree or higher from an accredited institution (transcript required)
  • Completion of the Teaching Experience Workshop
  • Status as a full-time University employee or retiree of USC - Columbia
  • Approval by the instructor's supervisor or department chair
  • Approval by the Director of University 101 Programs

How do I apply?

Prospective instructors should submit the University 101 New Instructor Application, along with a current resume and cover letter to University 101 Programs at 1728 College Street or to Dr. Dan Friedman at

I applied. Now what?

Competitive applicants will be invited to meet with the director of University 101 Programs to discuss the opportunity of teaching the course, preferences regarding workshop dates, and next steps in the process. The application process is ongoing and new instructors are selected on a rolling basis.