C-START (Carolina Students Taking Academic Responsibility through Teaching) provides students the unique opportunity to develop and teach a course of their own design.

Student-instructors spend the Fall semester developing a syllabus and lesson plans with a faculty mentor, then teach a weekly seminar in the Spring. Classes are taught once a week for 1 hour and 50 minutes and typically include 10-15 students. View the Spring 2024 C-START courses.

The program gives student-instructors a new perspective on the classroom experience and provides undergraduate students with a diverse collection of courses that would not otherwise be available.

For more information or to inquire about the application process, please contact Jason Clemmons (jason@unc.edu) for an appointment.

Academic Credit

Student-instructors earn three hours of graded independent study credit for their course preparation and classroom instruction. Students who enroll in C-START classes earn one hour of pass/fail credit.


Students who wish to teach a C-START course during 2024-2025 academic year should click here for more information about the application process.