Support/Resources for Prospective Math & Science Teachers
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.
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.
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.
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.