Mathematics and Science Teacher Initiative
Remember your favorite teacher?
TEACH and someone will remember YOU!
Teaching is a highly rewarding and fulfilling career! It offers an opportunity to
make a meaningful difference in the lives of children and young adults.
The Kremen School of Education and Human Development has outstanding teacher preparation programs. You will learn cutting edge teaching methods that will prepare you to make learning exciting and challenging for your students. The program's outstanding and experienced faculty, supervisors, and master teachers will become your mentors as you move from university student to classroom teacher.
Do you have a passion for math or science?
You can share that excitement with the next generation by being a teacher!
The demand for fully-credentialed mathematics and science teachers is significant and is expected to increase dramatically as more teachers retire.
The College of Science and Mathematics and the Kremen School of Education and Human Development offer excellent preparation and support for prospective mathematics and science teachers! For more information about earning your initial teaching credential at Fresno State, call the Center for Advising and Student Services: (559) 278-0300. CASS also offers daily walk-in hours!
The Fresno Teacher Residency Program offers a $11,500 stipend while students earn a credential and an M.A. in Education (Curriculum and Instruction option) in less than 2 years! Generous support for professional travel is also provided by the Mathematics and Science Teacher Initiative (MSTI).
If you would like to teach as an intern during the next academic year, Fresno State offers a "Summer Boot Camp" to get you "intern ready." MSTI offers $1000 scholarships to help defray Boot Camp expenses for those who plan to be math or science teachers! Contact advisor April Cardiel for more information about the internship program!
If you currently hold a Multiple Subject or a Single Subject Teaching Credential and wish to pursue an additional authorization in Single Subject mathematics and/or science (including a Foundational-Level credential), please contact MSTI's director, Dr. Carol Fry Bohlin. MSTI offers FREE high quality, online, interactive workshops that review the subject matter content included on the CSET subtests for mathematics and science. All workshops are taught by talented instructors, many of whom are faculty members at Fresno State. See the "CSET Workshops//Forms" area on this page for more information!
MSTI can reimburse CSET fees and credential application fees for current teachers and Fresno State students. Students also receive membership in professional associations such as the California Mathematics Council and the California Science Teachers Association, as well as financial support to attend science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education conferences!
Also keep up with the latest STEM education news via COMET and Twitter (@STEM_Fresno)!