Math and Science Teacher Initiative (MSTI)

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CSU Math and Science Teacher Initiative

The goal of the CSU Math and Science Teacher Initiative (MSTI) is to increase the number and quality of Math and Science teachers across the state.

Stanislaus State Math and Science Teacher Initiative (MSTI)

The objective of the Stan State Math and Science Teacher Initiative (MSTI) is to increase the total number of Mathematics and Science students enrolling in undergraduate or post-baccalaureate teacher preparation programs. MSTI advisors help guide future teachers through the credential program application process, provide financial aid information and credential examination preparation resources. Additionally, MSTI supports students in developing the skills necessary to succeed educationally and professionally.

  • Information sessions on teaching Mathematics and Science
  • One-on-one advising and support
  • Opportunities for paid early field experiences in teaching (i.e.; tutoring positions in area schools)
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Financial Aid information for teacher candidates (Financial Aid Office)
  • TEACH Grant information
  • Financial support for CSET exams**
  • Preparation resources for Math and Science CSETs​
  • CBEST & CSET resources/materials preparation page
  • **Stipends Foundational Level Mathematics and Foundational Level General Science CSET
  • **Stipends to attend foundational level Mathematics and foundational level general Science online workshops
  • ​Scheduled Stan State CBEST workshops
  • For CBEST and CSET information, registration and practice exams visit the California Educator Credentialing Examinations website

Credential Program Prerequisite Advising 

Contact Information

Credential Services

Building Location:
Demergasso-Bava Hall
See Building #21: Map

Office Suite:
DBH 303: See Map

Phone: (209) 667-3534


Credential Services Information

For credential program prerequisite and application information sessions

Credential Services

Undergraduate Advising for Math and Science Teacher Preparation

Department/ Major
Office Location
Dr. Fleming
(209) 664-6932
Dr. Nhu-Y- Stessman 
(209) 667-3555
(209) 667-3874
Dr. Johannsdottir
(209) 667-6547
(209) 667-3466


A limited number of stipends for Foundational Level Math and Foundational Level General Science CSET/exam fees are available each academic year.

They are allocated on a first come, first serve basis to teacher candidates pursuing a Single Subject Credential in Math or Science. Requests for stipends are subject to review and approval by the Math and Science Teacher Initiative.

For more information or to schedule an appointment contact the Math and Science Teacher Initiative (MSTI) Office at (209) 667-3589.

Additional Campus Resources:
Teacher Education
Teacher Recruitment and Retention