Certification for Knitting Instructors
Are you a knitter interested in sharing your passion for knitting? There is always a need for knowledgable knitting instructors. If you are the type of knitter who enjoys working with people and can organize, digest, and then explain techniques, teaching may just be your calling. The goal of this course is to prepare you to instruct knitting. Certification will mean that you have acquired the knowledge and skills to teach knitting and you can market yourself as a Certified Knitting Instructor. Upon completion of the course you will receive a certificate acknowledging your accomplishment and your name will be listed on our website and in our Ravelry group. This course is taught by Leslie Gonzalez. Leslie has shared knitting knowledge in many settings from the local yarn store to TKGA Conferences. She has taught large and small groups from beginners to the very advanced.
How this Course Works
Unlike TKGA’s other courses, you will receive all of the information upon purchasing the course, it is not divided into levels or sections. You will review the information on your own. You are encouraged to research outside of the course as well. There are seven documents: a letter from the instructor, a General Information Packet, four Reference Documents, and an Exercises Packet.
Within the Reference Documents there are nine sections:
• Understanding Instruction
• Teaching Tools
• Types of Classes
• Class Settings
• Teaching Children
• Prepare to Instruct
• Lesson Plan Template and Examples
• Resumé Template and Example
Once you have reviewed the Reference Documents, you will move forward to the Exercises Document. You will need to answer several questions to confirm your proficiency of basic knitting knowledge and then you will develop seven classes that will be ready for you to teach. This course does not teach you the subject matter for any courses; as an instructor you should thoroughly research your topic. You will write several book reviews and work through some class situations.
Once you’ve completed the Exercises section, you will mail your materials to the instructor. They will be evaluated and returned with a review letter. The fee for this course is $185 and includes one return mailing to you in a USPS large flat rate box. Because this is a certification course, you must show competency in the materials. In the event that further mailings are needed, the student will be responsible for return postage. The instructor will work with you to keep this to a minimum.