How to become a featured educator
See your classes or profile featured on the Outschool home page by meeting these criteria.

When new visitors arrive at the Outschool home page, they see a selection of classes or educators, alongside info about joining Outschool. The featured class listing and/or educator carousels randomly rotate through classes and profiles from a list of educators who meet certain criteria.

Heads up: The home page will have a different appearance if you’re logged in to your teaching or parent account on Outschool. To explore the version that new visitors see, either log out or open a private browsing window and go to outschool.com.

Having your classes or profile appear on the Outschool home page can increase your chances of connecting with interested families and boost enrollments from new learners. And all educators have the opportunity to become Featured Educators!

Outschool bases the criteria used to select Featured Educators on research into which benchmarks and achievements can signify an educator is dedicated to delivering outstanding learning experiences, and they are subject to change.

Feature Educator and Featured Organization criteria, updated November 2022:

Featured Educators

  1. Holds ACE Educator status, achieved by completing certain learning opportunities
  2. Has had >= 100 enrollments in the last 365 days
  3. Has a star rating of at least 4.95 when measured over the past 365 days
  4. Responds to at least 65% of the messages received within 24 hrs
  5. Is currently in good standing in regards to Outschool policy compliance
  6. Is offering at least one section in the next 30 days

Featured Organizations

  1. 75% (or more) of the educators listed as teaching for the organization hold ACE Educator status, achieved by completing certain learning opportunities
  2. Has had >= 250 enrollments in the last 365 days
  3. Has a star rating of at least 4.95 when measured over the past 365 days
  4. Responds to at least 65% of the messages received within 24 hrs
  5. Is currently in good standing in regards to Outschool policy compliance
  6. Is offering 3 or more sections in the next 30 days

The last requirement — offering sections within the next 30 days — is most often how educators can temporarily lose eligibility to be a Featured Educator or Organization. It’s included in this criteria because if a new parent clicks through to an educator’s profile, we want to be sure they can enroll in a class right away.

If you don’t meet the qualifications above right now, don’t worry! Eligibility is reviewed by the Outschool team on a monthly basis. You always have the chance to become a featured educator as you teach more classes and start receiving those positive reviews.

To make sure you’re eligible as soon as you achieve the required metrics above, get started on the path to becoming an ACE Educator now.

Learn more about how to market your teaching business to prospective families by exploring our Business Toolkit for educators. The toolkit is where you’ll find our most up-to-date resources, insights, and courses to help you meet your goals as an educator entrepreneur.

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