Teacher Education Alliance, Mines-UNC Partnership


TEAM-UP (Teacher Education Alliance, Mines-UNC Partnership) is designed to give students and alumni from the Colorado School of Mines (Mines) a streamlined pathway to secondary science and/or mathematics teacher licensure. All TEAM-UP courses are offered online. This page is your home for the courses and support you will need through UNC. This program is supported by UNC Extended Campus.

NOTE: TEAM-UP is in the process of being phased out. Any student who has previously taken a TEAM-UP course will be supported in completing the program. Mines alumni who are interested in teaching but who have not yet begun the TEAM-UP program are encouraged to explore our Secondary Pedagogy Master of Arts in Teaching – Licensure program.

Program Coordinator

Stephanie Fanselow

  • Applying to the Program

    TEAM-UP students will need to officially apply to the UNC Graduate School when they graduate from Mines. Applications should be completed during your final semester at Mines to allow time for processing before registering for student teaching or any final summer courses.

    Step 1

    Apply to the UNC Graduate School (the bullets below may help you as you complete the application).

    • On the application, choose the following program:

      • Licensure: Secondary Education, Post Baccalaureate (7-12) Endorsement Sci/Math TEAM-UP (Extended Campus)
    • Enter the waiver code provided by your UNC TEAM-UP advisor to waive the application fee.

    Step 2

    You will then continue in the system (or log into the Admissions Portal) to complete the following:

    • All applicants will need to request one official transcript from each regionally accredited college or university where a bachelor's degree or higher was earned (or is in progress). Some applicants may need to provide additional transcripts. Situations that require this are listed on the Graduate School website (choose Domestic or International). Directions for having your official transcript(s) sent to UNC are listed in the Application Portal.

    • A Statement of Goals. In 500-750 words, discuss:
      • Your reasons for exploring teaching
      • Experiences you have had with secondary-aged youth (coaching, tutoring, etc.)
      • Include your full name and either your date of birth or UNC Bear number
    • GRE scores are NOT required for this program.

    Once you apply to the UNC Graduate School and your application packet is complete, your application will be reviewed by the graduate school then sent to the faculty/program for an admission decision. The timing of the admission decision depends on each individual program’s deadline and review process.

    Apply Now!

  • Helpful Directions & Tips

    *** If you are a current Mines undergraduate student, you will register for courses through Mines and will not need the directions in this section. The directions below are for Mines alumni who are taking the TEAM-UP courses after completing their undergraduate programs. ***

    Please note that the two pages linked below are broad informational pages for all admitted UNC Extended Campus students. It is possible that some information you reach will not pertain to your program. We recommend that you return to this page for any links and resources besides the topics noted in the bullets below.

    • "How To" Topics – this page has directions for activating your Ursa (UNC student portal, similar to Trailhead at Mines) account; registering for courses; accessing BearMail (your UNC student email); and accessing your courses online in Canvas.
    • Online Tutorial, Tips & Technical Requirements – detailed information to help you prepare for, and succeed in, online courses at UNC.
  • Tuition & Financial Aid


    This is an Extended Campus program, which means a flat per-credit tuition rate for all students (in-state or out-of-state) and no student fees (they are incorporated into our flat tuition rate). Please note: certain courses may carry specific course fees for additional services and materials.

    Program tuition for the 2020-21 academic year (which runs Fall, Spring, and Summer terms) is $415 per credit hour. Tuition for the 2021-22 academic year will be determined mid-June 2021.

    The tuition for your methods courses will be based on the current UNC on-campus tuition rates. For methods course tuition costs, visit the UNC tuition page and choose resident or non-resident undergraduate tuition.

    Financial Aid for Students Admitted to UNC

    Once a student has graduated from Mines and has been officially admitted to UNC as a Post Baccalaureate for initial teacher licensure, they are eligible to apply for Federal Financial Aid through UNC. Please note: students in this category are generally only eligible for Federal undergraduate loans at the Junior\Senior level assuming they have not previously used their total undergraduate, aggregate loan limits. For more information, please see: https://studentaid.gov/understand-aid/types/loans/interest-rates

    Private student loans may also be an option. For more information, please see: https://finaid.org/loans/privatestudentloans/

    For more information contact the UNC Office of Financial Aid.

Upcoming Courses

Textbook requirements are available six weeks before each course begins. To find books for the courses you have registered for, go to Ursa and choose My Textbooks under the Student tab. Textbooks are also submitted to the UNC Bookstore, which is one option for you to purchase them.

TEAM-UP courses are listed below by term. The section numbers and CRNs are only valid for those who will be registering through UNC directly. Current Mines undergraduate students will register for these courses through Mines.

Summer 2021


Instructor: TBD

Location: TBD 
Dates: TBD

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Previous Course

View previous courses for this program delivery. 

FALL 2020

EDFE 444-770 Student Teaching: Mathematics (1-15)

CRN: 15133
Instructor: Stephanie Fanselow

Location: Arranged 
Dates: Aug 24 - Dec 11 

EDFE 444-771 Student Teaching: Science (1-15)

CRN: 15134
Instructor: Stephanie Fanselow

Location: Arranged 
Dates: Aug 24 - Dec 11 

FALL 2019 

EDFE 444-770 Student Teaching: Mathematics (1-15)

Instructor: TBD

Location: Arranged
Dates: Aug 19 - Dec 6 

Please note additional fees

EDFE 444-771 Student Teaching: Science (1-15)

CRN: 15477
Instructor: Shannon Garvin

Location: Arranged
Dates: Aug 19 - Dec 6 

Please note additional fees

EDFE 170-773 Introduction to Field Based Experience (1-3)

Instructor: Shannon Garvin, Stephanie Fanselow

Location: Arranged 
Dates: Aug 19 - Dec 6 


EDFE 170-772 Introduction to Field Based Experience (1-3)

CRN: 22971
Instructor: Stephanie Fanselow

Location: Colorado School of Mines
Dates: Jan 4 - May 3
Wed: 6:00pm - 6:50pm

EDFE 170-772 Syllabus

PSY 349-700 Educational Psychology for Secondary Teachers (3)

CRN: 22969
Instructor: Kathryn Cooper

PSY 349-700 Syllabus

Location: Colorado School of Mines + Online
Dates: Jan 4 - May 3
Tue: 6:00pm - 7:10pm

EDRD 340-700 Developing Language and Literacy in the Content Areas (3)

CRN: 22970
Instructor: Margaret Berg

Location: Online
Dates: Jan 4 - May 3

EDRD 340-700 Syllabus

STEM 441-700 STEM Methods II (3)

CRN: 24380
Instructor: Stephanie Fanselow, Shannon Garvin

Location: Colorado School of Mines + Online
Dates: Jan 4 - May 3
Mon, Thurs: 6:00 - 6:35pm

STEM 441-700 Syllabus

EDFE 370-773 Advanced Field Based Experience (1-3)

CRN: 22968
Instructor: Stephanie Fanselow, Shannon Garvin

Location: Colorado School of Mines + Arranged
Dates: Jan 4 - May 3
Mon, Thurs: 6:40 - 7:30pm

EDFE 370-773 Syllabus

EDFE 444-773 Student Teaching: Mathematics (1-15)

CRN: 23157
Instructor: Stephanie Fanselow

Location: Arranged
Dates: Jan 4 - May 3

Please note additional fees

EDFE 444-773 Syllabus

EDFE 444-772 Student Teaching: Science (1-15)

CRN: 23150
Instructor: Stephanie Fanselow

Location: Arranged
Dates: Jan 4 - May 3

Please note additional fees

EDFE 444-772 Syllabus