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Affiliate Scholars

Program Description/Objectives

The MSTI (Math and Science Teaching Initiative) Program is designed to recruit and train students to become high school math and science teachers. Another goal of the program is to expose high school students to the benefits and possibilities of pursuing a college degree at the CSU.

The MSTI Math and Science Affiliate Scholars program provides early field experience for potential future high school math and science teachers. These Scholars serve one or more teachers directly in the classroom.

Who can be an Affiliate Scholar?


  1. Applicants must be a CSU East Bay undergraduate sophomore, junior, or senior
  2. Applicants must have an interest in teaching middle school or high school science or mathematics
  3. Applicants must have a minimum G.P.A. of 2.67
    For applicants interested in teaching math, they must have achieved:
    1. A grade of B or better in at least one college level math course.
    2. OR scored a 3 or higher on an AP math exam.
    3. OR scored a 600 or higher on the math SAT exam.

          For applciants interested in teaching science, they must have achieved:

    1. A grade of B or better in at least one college level science course. 

What will Affiliate Scholars do?

Each scholar will be paid for up to 10 hours of work per week. For example, if a scholar works ten hours, their work could be distributed approximately as follows:

  • Contact hours: 8hrs/week
  • Class preparation: 1 hr/week
  • Grade and record homework: 1 hr/week

Benefits of Program

  • High School (HS) students receive more feedback on and complete more homework
  • HS students receive more individualized attention
  • HS students are informally mentored by university TAs
  • Affiliate Scholars gain experience in the classroom
  • Affiliate Scholars clarify their understanding of mathematics by teaching
  • Affiliate Scholars work in teams and provide valuable community service
  • Affiliate Scholars are provided with meaningful and relevant work experience
  • Affiliate Scholars are better able to meet the cost of a college education
  • Increase the visibility of CSUEB at feeder schools
  • Increase linkages among CSUEB, area high schools and the community

Colleges Enrolled in Affiliate Scholars Program:

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