- Math & Science Teacher Initiative
Math & Science Teacher Initiative
Choose a career that transforms lives. Become a Teacher!
Join the statewide Math and Science Teacher initiative (MSTI) at Allan Hancock College
and become part of the solution to addressing California’s critical shortage in math
and science teachers. Our state will need 16,000 new math and science teachers within
the next five years. You could be one of those in-demand professionals.
Allan Hancock College is working to help put students like you on the path toward
becoming math and science teaching professionals. Through a complete program of
preparation coursework, field experience, career and academic counseling, and more,
MSTI participants will be channeled into four-year universities where they can obtain
a math or science degree and a single-subject teaching credential.
How to Join the Math and Science Teacher Initiative...
Enroll in EDUC 140 - Math and Science Teaching Careers
This course is designed to expose math and science students to successful academic
practices as well as the teaching profession. You will explore a variety of teaching
methods by observing local math and science teachers. The course introduces current
issues in math and science education. You will begin to complete required early experience
hours needed to enter a teaching credential program.
Benefits of the Math and Science Teacher Initiative...
- Targeted preparation coursework and field experience
- Personalized career and academic counseling
- Ongoing financial aid advisement
- Focused academic success tracking
- Access to California Basic Educations Skills Test (CBEST) preparation workshops
Please view the MSTI flier - Download flyer PDF
Please view the MSTI Transfer Pathway- Download document PDF
Please view the MSTI poster - Download Poster PDF
MOre STEM Teaching resources
Click here for more resources and ways to become a teacher
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Graduating high school with honors and realizing I did not have the monetary means to go off to a university like I had always dreamed about felt like a setback. Being at a community college, for my first semester, felt like a detriment to my education. Despite this I began to reach out to other students and was referred by a student to a program called MESA. MESA has shaped my educational career. MESA has provided me with opportunities I would have otherwise missed on my own, an opportunity to work with other like-minded majors who have since become like family. With this kind of strong foundation I have been able to excel in my science, mathematics, and engineering courses.
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