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
  • Tutoring 

MSTI Materials

Please view the MSTI brochure - Download brochure PDF 

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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"I came from Mexico at age17, which meant I not only had to learn English at a High School level, but had to prepare for college-level courses. During my first semesters at AHC I enrolled in ESL, and made extensive use of their writing lab, which I believe was critical in my transition to transfer level classes. Engineering is a difficult major on its own, but learning all those concepts and terminology while just getting out of ESL classes was a challenge. AHC professors, counselors and programs were key to my success."
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