Inspire Young Minds. Teach!

Teach@Mines offers courses, advising, and certification pathways to help you explore the teaching profession.

Did you know

Teachers in the U.S. rate their lives better
than all other occupation groups, trailing only Physicians.

Teach@Mines is tailored specifically to the needs of Mines students and alumni, which means we have somewhat non-traditional pathways towards licensure.

We offer courses for students to both try out teaching and to prepare to teach (K-12 or college). A person can start on this path at any point in their Mines career as an undergraduate or graduate student or as a Mine’s alumni. The earlier you begin, the more flexibility you have.

To become a K-12 teacher, there are two general pathways depending on your level of experience:

  • If you have K-12 classroom experience (college teaching is likely not adequate preparation)
    • After earning a BS, obtain a job as a teacher
    • Work with one of our partner programs to earn your license in year 1
    • Receive a full teacher salary during this time ($42-$58K) less fees for licensing agency ($6 – $9K)
  • If you have minimal or no K-12 classroom experience
    • Pick a residency program with PEBC or DSST
    • Pays between $3K – $34K (higher paying option does not come with a license so need to partner with another agency at the same time ~$6K if aiming to earn licensure)


Dynamic Teaching Course Approved for Spring 2021

SCED 398, Dynamic Teaching, has been approved for 300-level H&SS credit for Spring 2021! Below is a short description of the course: SCED 398 Dynamic Teaching: Motivation, Classroom Management, and Differentiation of Instruction This course will cover the...

Knowles Science Teaching Fellowship

KSTF is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing new math and science teachers with professional development, resources and support to improve education in our schools. This fellowship is intended for math and/or science teachers entering their first or second...

Teach@Mines is a NSF Noyce Capacity Building Program, NSF Noyce Phase I Project Site, PhysTEC Comprehensive Site, and 100Kin10 Partner

NoycePhysics Teacher Education Coalition