SPIE Instructor Guidelines

SPIE Education Services invites you to consider teaching a professional development course for the Society. Welcome back to those who have taught previously!

The Society has built a reputation for providing world-class continuing education to engineers and researchers in the field of optics. SPIE instructors are highly qualified, technical experts who have a passion for sharing their knowledge. SPIE offers over 300 live courses annually at our events and in-company training sessions, as well as courses in self-study formats including online and DVD.

A successful course features:

  • A well-written course description, including clearly stated learning outcomes
  • A well-organized course presentation with a clear, concise slide deck and course notes (print version of the slides)
  • A brief quiz, measuring attainment of the stated learning outcomes in the course description

Please send a proposed Course Description to SPIE Education Services at least 6 months in advance of the event you are interested in. The proposal will be evaluated by SPIE technical staff and feedback provided; those selected to teach will receive notice 3-4 months prior to the event.

An index of guidelines for the various components of the course program is provided below. Please email course proposals and/or any questions to education@spie.org.

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