CSU Mathematics and Science Teacher Initiative (MSTI), responds to the critical need
for secondary teachers of mathematics and science by encouraging talented students
and professionals to pursue teaching careers. You can learn more about the system wide effort to recruit science and mathematics
teachers by visiting the CSU MSTI webpage.
The CSUSM Cougar Mathematics and Science Teacher (CMST) Scholars program, funded by the CSU Mathematics and Science Teacher Initiative (MSTI), responds to the critical need for secondary teachers of mathematics and science by encouraging talented students and professionals to pursue teaching careers.
The following awards are available, each funded at levels dependent on available funds:
You must reapply each semester; awards do not automatically renew.
Spring 2022 applications will be accepted through December 17, 2021
The LA program supports active learning in math and science courses and provides math and science majors with a structured introduction to teaching. The CSUSM LA program is modeled after the LA program at the University of Colorado.
For more information visit the LA Program Page
The MSTI Teacher Academy is a residential program, meaning students who participate in the academy will stay at the CSU San Marcos residence halls for the duration of the program. The Teacher Academy is a 4-day education camp experience designed to introduce students to the career of teaching. In addition to career exploration, participants will partake in activities to explore their own identities and make connections to how that might shape their interactions in their future classrooms, participate in guest speaker series, workshops, and complete an academy culmination project to present. More information about the Teacher Academies.
Please note Teacher Academies have been postponed due to covid.