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Math and Science Teacher (MAST) Program

A program for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) and Liberal Studies Majors interested in K-12 education.

Program Description

The CSU East Bay Math and Science Teacher (MAST) Program is designed to provide scholars opportunities to explore science and mathematics education at the middle school and high school levels. This program is open to current STEM and Liberal Studies majors. Liberal studies majors with an interest in teaching elementary school need to be interested in math or science. Scholars will join a community of students interested in STEM education. The scholars will engage in teacher education coursework, field experience directly in the 6-12 grade classrooms, and science and math education workshops at CSUEB and in the greater Bay Area. This program will enable students to obtain 45 hours of classroom experience which is required for entrance into the teaching credential program. Students who successfully complete the MAST Program with at least a 2.67 overall GPA, and successfully meet all Credential Admissions requirements (including testing, documents and interview) for the Multiple and/or Single Subject will have priority in the admissions process.

Scholarship Opportunities and Requirements

JUNIORS

  • Graduating by May 2021:  $1,000 Scholarship
  • Requirements: Participate in 3 STEM Education workshops

SENIORS

  • Graduating by May 2020: $3,000 Scholarship
  • Requirements:
    • Participate in 3 STEM Education workshops AND
    • Take ONE of the following
      • TED 301 (3 units) Introduction to Education - Exploration of current issues in education through structured observations in T-K through high school classroom.  Satisfies 15 hours documented pre-professional work in public schools. Field Component, OR
      • SCI 308 (1 unit) Hands-On Science Teaching (HOST) Lab http://www.csueastbay.edu/hostlab/-- Direct experience teaching science to visiting elementary and middle school students, OR  
      • Work as an Affiliate Scholar, http://www.csueastbay.edu/mast/affiliate-scholars.html, for 30 hours, and be paid for 15 of those hours. MAST Scholars can continue to receive pay for hours after the 30-hour minimum requirement has been met.

3 STEM Education Workshops (attendance required for both juniors and seniors)

  • Fall: October 25, 2019: approx. 12-2pm (lunch included) at CSU East Bay campus
  • Winter: February, 2020: Information about the credential program and test preparation.
  • Spring: April 17, 2020: field trip to Exploratorium or other science center. 

CREDENTIAL STUDENTS

Teaching Credential Program Entrance

Successful CSUEB STEM and Liberal Studies students who complete the MAST Program with at least a 2.67 overall GPA, and successfully meet all Credential Admissions requirements (including testing, documents and interview) will have priority in the admissions process.

The MAST Program will ONLY review applications from 

  1. Students interested in a Single subject credential in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) field.
    OR
  2. Students interested in a Multiple subject credential with a strong STEM major emphasis.
Students who do not meet this criteria will NOT be eligible to apply to the MAST Scholarship Program  

 

Application Due Date: Monday, Sept. 16, 2019

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