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Teach for Community Education

Thank you for your interest in teaching for us! Community Education at Sierra College offers short, not-for-credit workshop or seminar style classes designed to meet the needs and address the interests of our community. If you have a skill, talent or knowledge you would like to share and you have developed a course, then we would like to hear from you.  Previous teaching experience or formal academic training is a plus, but not necessarily required. We seek presenters possessing subject mastery, passion about their field, and the ability to communicate clearly. Most of our instructors are community members who enjoy sharing their expertise with fellow community members! 

To get started, please review the Information for Prospective Instructors and complete a New Course Proposal Form. 
You may download both in PDF form here. We prefer to receive proposal packages electronically However, you can mail it to our office as well.  To be considered, please be sure to complete all requested information so that your proposal package is complete.

Fall Proposals are due April 1. Fall classes run September through December 15.
Spring Proposals are due September 1. Spring classes run late January through May.
Please contact us directly if you're interested in summer - we offer a smaller, more focused program schedule.


The planning/scheduling process takes months. If your proposal meets our current need, you will be contacted by email or phone. In the event your proposal is not accepted for the current season, it does not mean it won't be considered for in the future. We keep proposals on file for several seasons. 

Note: The New Course Proposal form is a fillable PDF
(Adobe Acrobat) format. To view and print this document, you must have the latest version of Acrobat Reader installed.  The Reader is available via free download from Adobe Systems.  Be sure to save it to your computer before completing the form.


If you would prefer to receive our New Course Proposal Packet via mail, please call (916) 781-6280 and provide your mailing information with your request.  We appreciate your interest in working with us.

Questions? Email us!