The “Busting Myths about the Teaching Profession” Presentation created by the Get The Facts Out project has an excellent overview of local Teacher salaries, Teachers’ well-being, Teacher Loan-Forgiveness opportunities, the amazing retirement opportunities Teachers have, and all Mines has to offer to prepare you for your teaching career.
Teach@Mines offers courses, advising, and certification pathways to help you explore the teaching profession. In addition, Teach@Mines offers a minor in Teaching, a BS in Design Engineering with a STEM Teaching focus area, and a MS in STEM Education to prepare students for teaching careers at any level, from elementary to university-level instruction.
Mines offers teacher licensure in Secondary Science (grades 7-12), Secondary Mathematics (grades 7-12), Middle Grades Mathematics (grades 6-8), and K-12 Computer Science. A person can start on this path at any point in their Mines career as an undergraduate student, graduate student, or as a Mines alumni. The earlier you begin, the more flexibility you have. Licensure can be pursued through one of three pathways, listed below. Learn more here.