We are excited to welcome passionate, qualified individuals to Outschool’s community of educators!

Requirements

Outschool does not require formal teaching credentials. We believe that many adults can offer quality learning experiences based on their expertise and interests. We do, however, have several requirements, detailed below. Educators need to fulfill these requirements to become and to remain a teacher on Outschool:

  • You must be at least 18 years old.

  • You must reside full-time in any of the 50 United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, England, or Wales (note that other UK countries do not apply at this time).

  • You must have one or more expertise or passion that you will base your classes around.

  • You must meet our community standards, including prompt, professional communication with families and the Outschool team.

  • You must observe our class content policy, including the policy that Outschool classes are secular and objective.

  • You must have a reliable and fast Internet connection (over 3Mbps upload and download).

  • You must have the technical know-how to effectively run online classes.

  • You must have a good command of written and spoken English.

  • You must verify your identity and pass a criminal background check

Steps to Apply

You’ll need to take the following steps to become an approved educator on Outschool.

1. Familiarize yourself with Outschool

First, understand the basics of teaching on Outschool. Check out the Getting Started guide in our Educator Resource Hub. Consult articles throughout our help center. We also have a Facebook group for prospective teachers.

2. Complete Outschool 101

Outschool 101 is a five-minute course in our Educator Training Center covering the basics of what it means to teach on our platform. This short training is required to start your application.

3. Apply to teach

Fill out your application and follow the steps to submit. You will share specifics about your expertise, class topics you’re passionate about, and a writing and video sample. These materials will only be used for the purpose of this application.

Once submitted, you’ll hear back from our team within three business days. Learn more about Creating a Great Teacher Application.

4. Verify your Identity

Once your application has been approved, you will need to verify your identity. This is a free, secure, and quick process through a company called Berbix that specializes in identity verification. Learn more about identity verification at Outschool.

5. Complete your Background Check

Next, you will need to begin your background check. These are performed by a company called Checkr that specializes in background checks, and they’re free, secure, and private. Once your background check clears, you can officially join our community of educators! Learn more about background checks at Outschool.

6. Complete Required Trainings

Once your background check clears, you will need to complete the required trainings in the Educator Training Center.

These trainings cover our Class Content Policies and Safety and Privacy, which will prepare you to teach your first Outschool class.

7. Complete your public teacher profile

You’ll be prompted next to complete your public teacher profile, which families can view on our site to learn more about you. Learn more about creating your teacher profile.

Here’s an example of a complete teacher profile for reference.

8. List your first class!

Hooray! You can now create your first class and request listing on Outschool. Our team reviews all class listings, even for established teachers, before they are published on the site.

We recommend listing a One-time class as your first. Once you’ve requested your class listing, it can take about 3 days for our team to approve it or provide feedback. You’ll need to have one class published before submitting additional classes for review.

Learn more about Standards for class listings, Online class formats, and Sample class listings for new teachers.

9. Additional resources

On the right side of your dashboard, you’ll see additional ways to learn more and gain support as a new Outschool educator. The Educator Training Center provides thorough training on topics like Teaching Online, Designing Curriculum, and Building Your Business.

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