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Apply to GitHub Education as a teacher

If you're a teacher, you can apply to join GitHub Education and receive access to the resources and benefits of GitHub Education.

About teacher discounts

As a student or faculty member at an accredited educational institution, you can apply for GitHub Education. GitHub Education is a portal that allows the GitHub Education Community to access their education benefits—all in one place! The GitHub Education portal includes access to the GitHub Education Community, industry tools used by professional developers, events, Campus TV content, GitHub Classroom, GitHub Community Exchange, GitHub Student Developer Pack, and other exclusive features to help students and teachers shape the next generation of software development.

Before applying for an individual discount, check if your learning community is already partnered with us as a GitHub Campus Program school. For more information, see "About GitHub Campus Program."

To apply for teacher benefits and GitHub Education access, you must meet the following requirements.

  • Be an educator, faculty member, or researcher.
  • Have a verifiable school-issued email address.
  • Upload documents that prove your school affiliation.
  • Have a personal account on GitHub.

For more information about personal accounts on GitHub, see "Creating an account on GitHub."

Applying to GitHub Education

  1. Go to GitHub Education and, in the top navigation bar, click Benefits.

  2. Under "Individuals", click Get teacher benefits.

  3. Under "Select the academic status", select Teacher.

  4. Select or add the email address you use for school.

    Tip: Selecting a school-issued email address, if you have one, gives you the best chance of a speedy review.

  5. Enter your school's name.

  6. Describe how you plan to use GitHub.

  7. Click Continue, and then you will be prompted to upload proof of your academic status.

    • Click Take a picture to use your computer's camera to upload proof.

      Screenshot of page for providing photo proof of your academic status. The "Take a picture" button is outlined in dark orange.

    • Optionally, use the camera drop-down menu to change the camera you want to use, if you have multiple cameras available.

    • Place your valid academic ID or other proof of current academic status in the frame, then click Take photo.

    • Under "Proof Type", use the dropdown to select the type of proof you are providing.

  8. Verify your application details, then click Process my application.

    Note: If, after clicking the Process my application button, you see a banner asking you to fix something in your application, you should fix it and then click Reprocess my application.

    If your application is approved, you'll receive a confirmation email. Applications are usually processed within a few days, but it may take longer during peak times, such as during the start of a new semester.

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