Math and Science Teacher Initiative (MSTI)

The California State University€™s Math and Science Teacher Initiative (MSTI) was created in 2005 when Chancellor Charles B. Reed established a goal for the CSU to double its math and science teacher production to address the state€™s impending shortage. The MSTI is a multi-faceted strategy aimed at expanding the preparation of outstanding math and science teachers.

A dearth of sufficiently qualified math and science teachers has resulted in large numbers of students in the state being taught by underprepared teachers. California€™s low-income and minority students have been those affected most with evidence that the state€™s lowest performing and highest poverty secondary schools are three to four times as likely as other schools to have underprepared math and/or science teachers.

This Web site offers resources to support high-quality teacher preparation and professional development that contribute to and enhance K-12 science and mathematics teaching and learning in the region.