Mathematics Teaching Scholars

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

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 (2.5 years for transfer students).
  • Receive scholarships and grants in each of the 4 years (2.5 years for transfer students).
  • 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 up to two years 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 for up to three years through the Kremen School of Education’s Teaching Fellows Scholarship Program (transfer students are not eligible for this scholarship).
  • Qualify for $3750 per year through the Federal TEACH Grant Program.

Eligibility Criteria

Successful applicants must meet or exceed the following criteria:

  • Be a freshman or community college transfer student in Fall 2020
  • 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 received a grade of C or better

Two Mandatory Applications

  1. California State University, Fresno - admission application (October 1 - November 30) https://www2.calstate.edu/apply  Please choose the Integrated Credential Option.
  2. Mathematics Teaching Scholars application* (available from October 1 - February 28)


*Deadline is February 28, 2020

    • Full consideration will be given to applications received before the deadline, however, it will be open until filled.