Support/Resources for Prospective Math & Science Teachers

Financial Support


MSTI Scholarship

Funded by the CSU Chancellor’s Office, the Mathematics and Science Teacher Initiative (MSTI) Scholarship provides Cal Poly students who are interested in becoming a mathematics or science teacher with up to two $5000 scholarships.  MSTI Scholarships are available to those seeking a single subject credential in Biology, Chemistry, Geology, Mathematics, and Physics and who agree to teach in a high-need school district for every year of MSTI Scholarship support.

PIE Scholarship

Partners in Education (PIE) Scholarships provide up to $5000 to Cal Poly students seeking a teaching credential.  Future teachers may receive up to $5000 to help provide financial assistance during their clinical practice.

Teach Grant

The Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant Program is a non-need-based grant program available for selected post baccalaureate students who are enrolled in an eligible program and who agree to teach in a high-need field, at a low-income elementary or secondary school as a highly qualified teacher for at least four years within eight years of completing the program for which the TEACH Grant is awarded.  The TEACH Grant provides a maximum annual amount of $3728 and $16000 aggregate.

Pell Grant

The Pell Grant is a federal grant offered to undergraduate students and students enrolled in a post baccalaureate teacher certification program.  Grant amounts change yearly and depend on your financial need, cost of attendance, status as a full-time or part-time student and your academic plans.


CSET Free Online Test Preparation

CSET Math Subtests I & II Resources:  San Jose State University offers free online videos for the Math Subtests I & II in addition to other resources and testing strategies.

CSET Courses/Workshops for Single Subject Mathematics and Science Teachers California State University, Fresno sponsors free online courses/workshops which review subject matter content included on the CSET subtests for math and science to help prepare future teachers to meet subject matter competency.

CSET – Preparation Resources:  The University of California, Irvine offers free math and science online resources to assist prospective secondary math and science teachers to pass the qualifying exams.

CBEST Preparation

Cal Poly Pomona's Learning Resource Center  provides assistance with the reading comprehension portion of the CBEST exam as well as provides writing tutors to help students prepare for the quantitiative and writing portions of the exam.

College of Education credential orientation and application/admission deadlines


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