Geology of Minnesota For Teachers: Iron Range Area

A Summer 2019 Workshop in Cooperation with Minnesota Mineral Education Workshop (MMEW)

Delivered in the Grand Rapids, Minnesota, area and online.

Analysis and investigation of contemporary issues and development of research skills in the field of earth sciences, atmospheric sciences, environmental sciences, or geosciences. Course may include extensive field work.

Explores the geology of Minnesota’s Iron Range and peatlands of the granite/greenstone terrains of the Superior Province. The diverse geologic structures, rock outcrops and resulting environmental issues will be explored with the goal of guiding students to read the landscape in the manner of professional geologists. The natural resources available for society via key geoscience industries and urban development will be explored. Hazards arising from human interaction with this geologic environment will be investigated.

While primarily a place-based field course, classroom short courses designed to facilitate teacher integration of geoscience content into traditional and informal educational environments are a significant component of our activities. This course is offered in support of the Minnesota Mineral Education Workshop (MMEW) organized by the Minnesota Center for Mineral Resource Education in cooperation with the Department of Earth & Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Northern Colorado. The course will be taught in a hybrid format with primary learning occurring via face-to-face instruction during the field workshop and supplemented by online webinars preparing participants for the field.


  • Eligibility

    Prerequisite: Teaching Certification

    Graduate Students

    UNC Degree-Seeking Students

    Current UNC graduate students can register for this course.

    Non-Degree-Seeking Students

    Non-degree-seeking graduate status refers to a student who has earned at least a bachelor's degree and who either:

    • Has applied to UNC Graduate School and not yet been admitted or;
    • Wishes to take this graduate class but not pursue a degree.

    Please note, as a non-degree seeking student, you are not eligible for federal financial aid.

  • Register

    You will register with both MMEW and UNC.

    MMEW Registration

    Please sign up for the Minnesota 2019 workshop.

    UNC Registration

    Use CRN: 40921

    Follow the instructions in the PDF below.

    • You will use the CRN (Course Registration Number) listed above when you register in Ursa.
    • Step 1 of this process can take up to 1-3 days turnaround time, so we recommend you start the process in advance of the "add/register by" deadline posted on this page.

    Directions for course registration and activation

  • Contact Us

    Sadredin (Dean) Moosavi

    UNC Extended Campus
    Aimee Rogers
    Campus Box 21, Michener Library, Room L54
    University of Northern Colorado
    Greeley, CO 80639
    Phone: 970-351-2594
    Fax: 970-351-1870
    Office Hours: Mon-Fri 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

  • Once You Register

    Dropping and Withdrawing

    If you wish to drop or withdraw from the course, you must do so on or before the deadline dates listed in the Course Basics box.

    • If you are registered for any other courses in the same academic term, you can drop or withdraw within your Ursa account.
    • If this is your only course this term, please contact the Office of the Registrar at or 970-351-4862.

    It is your responsibility to know the drop and withdrawal deadlines and procedures.

    Billing and Payment for Your Course

    Tuition for this course is listed in the Course Basics box on this page. Any course materials costs (textbooks, digital access, etc.) would be a separate or additional expense.

    Billing notification will be sent to your Bearmail (student email) account when your bill is ready. If you have not activated your Bearmail, directions are in the directions for course registration and activation.

    • Please pay your bill by the end of the month in which it was received to avoid finance charges.
    • To view or pay your bill, log into Ursa and go to the Financial tab. You will not receive a bill in the mail; UNC has an eBill system.
    • Further instructions for finding and paying your bill are available on the UNC Bursar's website. Please contact Aimee Rogers at 970-351-2594 if you have any other billing concerns.