Undergrads LOVED the two graduate students, Samantha Montano and Vincent Burkhart, who taught EM 101: Emergencies, Disasters, and Catastrophes. Students rated BOTH of their course sections and various aspects of each of their instruction better than college and university averages! DEM graduate students have the opportunity to participate in a department-based Formal Teaching Mentoring Program when they come to our programs at NDSU. The student picks an area in which they want to teach. They shadow the faculty member who teaches the course and meet one-on-one outside of class times to talk about course goals, objectives, structure, assignments, pedagogy, etc. The following semester the student is observed teaching by the faculty member. Finally, the graduate student teaches the course on their own with the support of a provided syllabus and learning materials from the supporting faculty member. Classroom instruction experience along with the mentoring discussions prepare our graduate students to excel in teaching.