New Instructors Welcome

Do you have a passion you’d like to share? New teachers are always welcome at Palo Alto Adult School. We take pride in our program offerings and continue to look for innovative classes to add to our curriculum. High quality instruction is a trademark of Palo Alto Adult School.

Teachers holding a California state teaching credential may apply to teach our state-supported classes. Information about adult credentials is available at:

ESL teacher/substitutes applications are also being accepted at this time.

Proposals are now being accepted for new community interest classes. These classes are supported by student enrollment fees and do not require California state teaching credentials. However, instructors must demonstrate experience in their field and in teaching.

We are looking for new 2022 instructors to teach the following:

  • Computer Programming / Coding
  • Cooking Instructors (All American Cooking)
  • English as a Second Language (ESL)
    NOTE: To teach ESL classes, current California Teaching Credential is required.
    ESL teacher/substitutes applications are also being accepted at this time.
    If you are interested in teaching ESL, please contact the ESL Office
    at (650) 494-2326 or email
  • German
  • Guitar
  • Jewelry Making
  • Korean Culture and Language
  • Sewing/Quilting

If you are interested in applying to teach a community interest course at the Adult School, please follow the 2 easy steps below. We look forward to having you join the Palo Alto Adult School team of instructors!

  1. Review Quick course Proposal.
  2. Call (650) 329-3752 with your questions, and to request an instructor application.

Here are a few reference documents for interested instructors: