Teach a Class

If you have expertise you want to share with others, are a good communicator and love connecting with your neighbors, please consider teaching a community education class.

No teaching credentials needed.

Contact

Julie Menk 
Adult Enrichment and Volunteers Specialist
763-745-5207
Julie.Menk@wayzataschools.org

Katie Lee 
Youth Enrichment Specialist
763-745-5208
Kathleen.Lee@wayzataschools.org

Deb Slomkowski
Enrichment Manager
763-745-5205
Deb.Slomkowski@wayzataschools.org

Teaching Proposal Deadlines

May 30 for classes to be taught September-December

September 30 for classes to be taught January-March

January 30 for classes to be taught April-August

Frequently Asked Questions

Do community education teachers get paid?

Yes! Some teachers choose to volunteer their time, but most do get paid. Some receive an hourly rate, others prefer a per student rate.

What are the parameters for class design?

There is a great deal of flexibility in class design, but here are some general guidelines.

  • Most classes tend to be between one and a half to two hours long.
  • You can teach a topic that lasts a single session or have multiple sessions - two sessions, three sessions, weekly sessions, twice a week sessions or whatever is appropriate for your class.
  • Youth classes can be offered after school, evenings or on Saturdays.
  • Adult classes can be offered Monday through Thursday evenings between 6:00 and 9:00 p.m. and between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. on Saturdays.

How do you decide what classes to offer?

We receive many proposals every year and carefully consider three factors.

  1. How does the proposed class fit with our other offerings?
  2. Will it successfully attract students?
  3. Is it a fit for our community?

How do you decide what you charge for a class?

Class fees are based on the cost of the instructor, plus a percentage for our operating and promotional costs.

How do you promote community education classes?

We promote all classes on this website, as well as in our seasonal Community Education catalogs. Catalogs are mailed to all households in the district three times per year.