Where Do You Want to Go?
After extensive communication with instructors who have successfully implemented a corequisite course, we have found that common implementations typically follow one of the three models below.
Each of the following models can be designed with flexibility to allow for the following characteristics:
- One instructor or two or two instructors
- One grade or separate grades for credit-bearing and prerequisite content
Embedded Implementation Model
- Prerequisite content is taught just-in-time and is followed by the credit-bearing content. This process repeats over the course of the semester.
- The only students enrolled are corequisite students.
Stacked Remediation Model
- Prerequisite content is frontloaded.
- Students in the corequisite are in a separate course from students placing into credit-bearing course.
Supplementary Implementation Model
- Prerequisite content is taught just-in-time.
- Corequisite students are comingled with students taking only the credit-bearing course, but take an additional support course.
Corequisite Implementation Stories From Your Peers
Where do I start?
"Gather data on your students (success rates, retake rates). Choose a format carefully. Perform detailed curriculum mapping. Consider revising your entire prerequisite chain. Consider the costs to students, especially the cost to retake the course. Have a group of faculty create, teach, and revise the pilot course."
"The advisers at your university need to understand how the corequisite course will be run so they know which type of student will be successful taking a corequisite versus a separate remedial course. Placement test scores should also be used to place students."