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Mathematics and Science Teacher Initiative

Welcome to the Mathematics and Science Teacher Initiative (MSTI)

"It is impossible to be a mathematician without being a poet in your soul". -Sofia Kovalevskaya

Have you ever considered the possibility of teaching math or science and how it could be a fulfilling and impactful choice, not just for you but in the lives of many students?  These subjects form the bedrock of our understanding of the world around us. As a math or science teacher, you have the unique opportunity to shape young minds and inspire the next generation of thinkers, innovators, and problem-solvers.

Math and science are not just about numbers and formulas; they are about curiosity, discovery, and exploration. By teaching these subjects, you can ignite that spark of curiosity in your students, helping them see the beauty and relevance of math and science in their everyday lives.

Furthermore, the demand for skilled math and science teachers is high, meaning your expertise will always be in need. You'll have the chance to make a real difference in your community by equipping students with the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in an increasingly complex world.

Teaching math or science isn't just a job; it's a calling. If you're passionate about these subjects and want to make a meaningful impact on the world, consider devoting your life to teaching them. The rewards are endless, and the impact you'll have on future generations is immeasurable..

The College of Science and Mathematics and the Kremen School of Education and Human Development offer excellent preparation and support for prospective mathematics and science teachers! For more information about earning your initial teaching credential at Fresno State, call the Center for Advising and Student Services: (559) 278-0300 or visit Kremen Education Room 100. 


Upcoming Events-CSET Test Prep

The California Subject Examinations for Teachers (CSET) are criterion-referenced tests designed to assess an examinee's knowledge and skills based on established standards, rather than comparing performance to other test-takers.

Each CSET test evaluates a specific set of knowledge, skills, and abilities pertinent to the credential sought. These subject matter requirements were developed collaboratively with committees of California educators and approved by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC).

Test materials are aligned with these subject matter requirements and were developed using resources such as textbooks, California curriculum frameworks, K–12 Student Academic Content Standards, Common Core State Standards adopted by California, teacher education curricula, and CTC preparation program standards. The development process involved consultation with California educators, teacher educators, content specialists, and assessment experts, and received approval from the CTC. 

Fresno State MSTI is hosting multiple workshops to help students achieve passing scores on both single and multiple subject CSET Test Sets! Click this link to learn more and to register today! 

Join Us for Our Science Summer Teacher's Institute!

Join us for the Science Teachers Institute, a comprehensive program designed to prepare educators to effectively address the impacts of climate change on communities of color. This institute emphasizes the integration of Indigenous and Black perspectives on land and nature, recognizing the unique and invaluable knowledge these communities hold in sustainable practices and environmental stewardship.


  • Develop a deep understanding of climate change, weather patterns, and environmental justice, with a focus on the disproportionate impacts on communities of color.
  • Integrate Indigenous and Black perspectives into the science curriculum, fostering a holistic approach to environmental education.
    Critical Engagement: Equip teachers with the tools to engage students in meaningful discussions about climate change, redlining, and environmental justice.
  • Provide resources and strategies to create inclusive and culturally relevant learning environments.

This institute is designed for educators who are passionate about making a difference in their classrooms and communities. By attending, you will gain valuable insights and practical strategies to help your students understand and address the pressing environmental issues of our time. Embrace the opportunity to learn from diverse perspectives and become a catalyst for change in the realm of environmental education.

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