Become an SPIE Instructor
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 a reputation for providing world-class continuing education to scientists, engineers, and non-technical personnel 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 symposia and in-company training sessions, and more than 100 courses are available in self-study formats (DVD, CD-ROM, and video).
Necessary components of a successful course include:
- A well-written Course Description
- Well-organized technical presentation
- Clear, concise slides and Course Notes (print version of the slides)
Please send a proposed Course Description to SPIE Education Services at least 6 months in advance of the symposium you are interested in. Those selected to teach will receive an invitation and instructor agreement 3-4 months prior to the symposium. If you are not sure which of our symposia your course is best suited for, you may submit a description at any time.
An index of guidelines for the various components of the course program is provided below. Please email Course Descriptions and any questions to