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Department of Mathematics

                       Mathematics Teaching Scholars

   Math Teaching Scholars                                                     

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


Apply now!  -  The application period is currently open.

This program provides you with the following great opportunities:

Financial Benefits:

  • Receive approximately $1000 per year for up to two years through the Mathematics and Science Teacher Inititative (MSTI).
  • Receive $500 per year for professional memberships, conference attendance, professional development activity participation (through MSTI).
  • Receive $350 towards tuition for the summer Calculus I class for those who need it.
  • Paid experience working with K-12 students through the Teaching Fellow Scholarship Program (you 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 Fellow Scholarship Program (transfer students are not eligible for this scholarship).
  • Qualify for $3750 per year through the Federal TEACH Grant Program.
  • Qualify for the $20,000 Golden State TEACH Grant Program (for transfer students).

Other Benefits/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).
  • Participate in a pre-college summer cohort experience.
  • Earn a stipend for serving as a supplementary instructor, lab facilitator, tutor, or grader for mathematics courses.
  • Participate in paid teaching experiences in schools.
  • Participate in regional and national conferences.
  • Join professional organizations and student clubs.
  • Receive mentorship from exemplary high school math teachers.
  • Participate in undergraduate research opportunities.

Eligibility Criteria

Successful applicants must meet or exceed the following criteria:

  • Be a freshman or community college transfer student in Fall 2024.
  • Interested in becoming a middle/high school mathematics teacher.
  • Plan to join the Integrated Credential option in the mathematics major.
  • Minimum 3.5 high school GPA or 3.3 community college GPA.
  • Have taken calculus in high school or community college or plan to take Calculus I in the summer.

Mandatory Application

Please click here for the Mathematics Teaching Scholars application. The application is open October 1, 2023 to March 28, 2024. Full consideration will be given to applications received prior to 3/28/24, however, it will be open until filled.

Contact Us

Dr. Carmen Caprau
Phone: 559.278.4996

Dr. Rajee Amarasinghe
Phone: 559.278.4136