Friday, September 5, 2014
Fixing this issue is easy, but requires the assistance of someone with access to the schools Google Apps for Education control panel.
When Classroom is enabled for a domain, a Google Group called "Classroom Teachers" is automatically created. Membership in this group is what separates a student from a teacher. Direct access to this group is available here: classroom.google.com/teacher-group.
***WARNING: DO NOT DELETE YOUR "CLASSROOM TEACHER" GROUP!!!!!***** If you do, you will break Google Classroom. As of September 9, 2014, there is NO FIX for this issue. A surprising number of schools did delete their classroom teacher group and are unable to use Classroom. If this is your situation, follow this thread to be notified of a fix.
The default setting for Google Classroom is to allow anyone who is a member or pending member of this Google group to create a class. If this setting is unchanged, if a student were to say they were a teacher when they first use classroom, they will be able to create courses until they are rejected from the Classroom Teacher group.