Minimum Requirements to Teach
To teach, we require teachers to have knowledge of the particular subject being taught. For many classes, this knowledge may be the result of work experience, formal education or training, or self-directed knowledge.
Some classes have education requirements such as an associate or bachelor’s degree, while others may require a license or certification such as an LVN or RN or a licensed real estate salesperson. These requirements depend on the specific class.
For all instructors, strong interpersonal skills, a good sense of humor, and flexibility are required, as well as a desire to share ideas with people regardless of sex or cultural background. Good writing and speaking skills are also necessary for a successful experience.
Lee College reserves the right to assign instructors to the classes. Proposals should not be misconstrued as a contractual obligation by or between the college and the instructor. Once your proposal has been approved, you will be contacted by the Community Education Office to place the course in the schedule or serve as a backup instructor. Courses are offered based on a minimum number of enrolled students and consistency with the goals and mission of the college.
Becoming an Instructor
Our instructors are business people, housewives, teachers, secretaries, lawyers, etc. They are people like you who have a special talent, skill or set of ideas that can be passed on to others through teaching (organized sharing). The basic requirements are simple: a love for your subject and a desire to share this expertise with others.
General rate of pay is $20 per classroom hour. Rates may vary with different courses and/or programs. You will need to discuss this with the Community Education Specialist or Coordinator.
How to Get Started
You are invited to complete a Community Education Course Proposal Form and return it along with a current resume to:
Kimberlee Whittington, Community Education Specialist
P.O. Box 818
Baytown, TX 77522-0818
Questions? Please e-mail the above address, or call 281.425.6457.