Mathematics Teaching Scholars

Join the first cohort of 20 academically talented and
enthusiastic Mathematics Teaching Scholars and enjoy a
variety of benefits.**

Click here for the program flyer

This program provides you with the following great opportunities:

  • Complete a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics and a Single Subject Mathematics Teaching Credential in 4 years.
  • Receive scholarships and grants in each of the 4 years.
  • Participate in paid teaching experiences in schools.
  • Participate in regional and national conferences.
  • Join professional organizations and student clubs.
  • Participate in a pre-college summer cohort experience.
  • Receive mentorship from exemplary high school math teachers.
  • Participate in undergraduate research opportunities.
  • Earn a stipend for serving as a supplementary instructor, lab facilitator, tutor, or grader for mathematics courses.

Applicants must be interested in becoming a middle/high school mathematics teacher. For
more information or to request an application, please contact:

Dr. Carmen Caprau (ccaprau@csufresno.edu, 559.278.4996) or
Dr. Rajee Amarasinghe (ramarasi@csufresno.edu, 559.278.2992)

Financial Benefits

  • Receive approximately $1000 per year for professional memberships, conference attendance, professional development activity participation, and books/supplies from the Mathematics and Science Teacher Initiative (MSTI).
  • Guaranteed paid experience working with K-12 students through the Teaching Fellows Scholarship Program; students can earn $700 per month.
  • Eligibility for an annual Scholarship of $1250 awarded in the spring semester of the freshman year and renewable up to three years through Kremen School of Education’s Teaching Fellows Scholarship Program.
  • Qualify for $3750 per year through the Federal TEACH Grant Program.

Eligibility Criteria

Successful applicants must meet or exceed following criteria:

  • Interested in becoming a middle/high school mathematics teacher
  • Minimum 3.5 high school GPA or 3.3 community college GPA
  • Have taken Calculus in high school and receive a grade of C or better grade

Two Mandatory Applications

  1. California State University, Fresno - admission application (October 1 through November 30) https://www2.calstate.edu/apply
  2. Mathematics Teaching Scholars application*

*Deadline is October 1-January 30

**This program offering is subject to the approval of the University and the CSU Chancellor's office. It is expected to begin by Fall 2018.