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 STEM 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 as needed
  • Tutoring referral and assistance

Statewide and National resources

CalTeach
Teach for America
Peace Corps
Teach California

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