Method: courses.teachers.create

Creates a teacher of a course.

Domain administrators are permitted to directly add users within their domain as teachers to courses within their domain. Non-admin users should send an Invitation instead.

This method returns the following error codes:

  • PERMISSION_DENIED if the requesting user is not permitted to create teachers in this course or for access errors.
  • NOT_FOUND if the requested course ID does not exist.
  • FAILED_PRECONDITION if the requested user's account is disabled, for the following request errors:
    • CourseMemberLimitReached
    • CourseNotModifiable
    • CourseTeacherLimitReached
    • UserGroupsMembershipLimitReached
    • InactiveCourseOwner
  • ALREADY_EXISTS if the user is already a teacher or student in the course.

HTTP request


The URL uses gRPC Transcoding syntax.

Path parameters



Identifier of the course. This identifier can be either the Classroom-assigned identifier or an alias.

Request body

The request body contains an instance of Teacher.

Response body

If successful, the response body contains a newly created instance of Teacher.

Authorization scopes

Requires one of the following OAuth scopes:


For more information, see the Authorization guide.