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What Are the Different Types of Part-Time Teaching Jobs?

By Lily Ruha
Updated May 17, 2024
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Part-time teaching jobs include opportunities in public and private schools, colleges and corporate settings. Substitute teaching and part-time teaching positions exist in many public and private schools. Adult education centers often need part-time instructors to teach languages, test-taking strategies or test-preparation courses. Many colleges offer adjunct positions to teachers of many different topics. Opportunities also exist in corporate settings for delivering software training to employees or product training to clients on a part-time basis.

Public and private schools often hire teachers on a part-time basis. Substitute teachers who work for a particular school district might work several days a week, depending on the needs of the assigned schools. Many private schools offer part-time teaching jobs, particularly in elective subjects, such as the arts or physical education. Some smaller preschools hire early childhood education teachers on a part-time basis. In each case, teachers are required to possess relevant degrees and certification, and they typically are required to undergo assessments and background checks.

Many adult learning centers and test-prep schools also offer part-time teaching jobs that are compensated on an hourly basis. Teachers might be required to teach a foreign language, remedial writing or other academic subjects that are required for college-entrance exams. Test-preparation schools that hire part-time teachers sometimes specialize in preparing students for a specific standardized exam or offer a variety of prep courses. Part-time instructors in these settings typically possess a degree and extensive knowledge of the subject. Teaching schedules often consist of evening classes to accommodate working adults.

Part-time teaching jobs also include adjunct positions in some colleges. Many colleges require adjunct professors to have a minimum of a master's degree, although a bachelor's degree might be sufficient with the right amount of experience in highly technical subjects. With technological advances, greater numbers of colleges also offer online classes, allowing teachers to lead classes from any location with video conferencing tools and an Internet connection. Adjunct instructors typically are compensated based on the number of course hours that they teach.

Corporate settings also present other avenues for part-time teaching jobs. In this type of setting, teachers usually are referred to as trainers or learning and development consultants. Teaching basic computer skills, software navigation or proprietary software applications are some of the more common teaching tasks in the corporate environment. Some companies also hire trainers on a part-time basis to provide orientation for new employees or to teach clients how to utilize company products. Trainers typically are paid on an hourly, daily or per-project basis.

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