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)


School Field Trip Visit at Mines

Adria Brown, a Mines alumna who is currently completing her student teaching at JeffCo Open Schools, visited the Mines physics department with her students for a field trip last Friday, 11/15/19.  They met with Drs. Callan, Kuo, Flournoy, and Pierce for lab tours,...

New Prefixes for Teaching Courses at Mines

We are very excited to share that we have new prefixes for teaching classes at Mines! They are SCED and MAED, Science Education and Math Education respectively (formerly our classes were under SYGN). This Spring we are offering: SCED 262: K-12 Field Experience...

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