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Modesto Junior College

Become a Community Education Instructor

1. Don't Waste Any Time
Remember, in order to get the class into our schedule of classes, we must plan ahead. For example, the deadline to submit a new class for Fall 2011, which begins the first week of August, 2011 is May 9, 2011. Plan ahead. You may have a great class, but once we begin creating the schedule, it is very hard to add something.

2. Print the 3 pdf files below.
Read the General Information about teaching a class. This will help you get an idea of what teaching for Community Education is like. If you are still interested in teaching for us, print out the Course Outline and Planning Sheet.

General Information for Teaching CE Offerings

One Page Application

Class Proposal Form

3. Plan ahead and think about the following:

  •  Decide which class(es) you want to teach (you could even come up with a catchy title for the class).
  •  Think about the age of the students in your class. This is especially important if you are teaching children.
  •  Decide what you want your students to get out of the class (what information they will learn, what project they would complete, etc)
  •  Plan how many times the class would need to meet (sessions) to meet your desired outcomes for your students. Do not plan a class that will need too many sessions. It is hard to get students to commit to a long-term class and the more sessions your class meets, the higher the fee we need to charge for the class. You might be able to break a long class into beginning/interemediate or a I/II classes. (If in doubt, put what you think would be required and then when you come in for an interview, our staff can help you come up with a good class length)
  •  Decide how many hours each class session will be. Remember the more sessions and hours the class meets, the more we must charge for the class. If the class meets too long, then the fees for the class might be too high to get enough enrollment for the class to be held. You might be able to break a long class into a Beginning and Intermediate or I and II to help keep the number of sessions and hours down per class.
  • Look at your schedule and decide what days of the week would be best for you to teach your class, for example, Saturday classes, or Wednesday evenings. When meet with our Program Coordinator, it would be good to know the days and times you would be available to teach.
  • If you are proposing a craft or hands-on class, be prepared to bring a sample to the interview with our office staff. At least bring pictures of the project that the students would be completing if the actual sample is not practical to bring in.
  • What is the maximum number of students you could teach (be reasonable). What is the minimum number of students.

4. Fill out the Forms and Return

  • Print out the .pdf files from above and fill them out.
  • We receive several course proposals each semester. Some are not completed and even though the course may sound interesting, we may not have to time to try to figure out what you might have meant in the spaces that were left blank. If you aren't sure about some of the questions, make a note of that on the sheet, or try your best to answer them. We understand that you are probably not familiar with the location/rooms available for Community Education classes, but try to answer to the best of your ability.
  • Return both the Class Proposal Form and the One Page Application to MJC Community Education, Program Coordinator, 435 College Avenue, Modesto, CA 95350. You can also include a resume, cover letter, pictures, or any other information that might intrigue us into wanting to know more about your proposed class.
  • Follow up with a phone call. Allow at least

Community Education

Contact Us

Phone: 209 575-6063
Fax: 209 575-6025
Email: commedoffice@mjc.edu

Location

East Campus
Morris Memorial Administration Building
204

Hours
  • Monday: 8-5
  • Tuesday: 8-5
  • Wednesday: 8-5
  • Thursday: 8-5
  • Friday: 8-5