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.

We encourage and support students from underrepresented categories to apply to our program. 

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.

Credential Program Prerequisite Advising 

Advisor: Tara Ribeiro, Director, Math and Science Teacher Initiative
Office: DBH 307 - See Map
Telephone: (209) 667-3589

Credential Services Information

For credential program prerequisite and application information sessions

Credential Services

Undergraduate Advising for Math and Science Teacher Preparation

Department/ Major Advisor Office Location Phone Email
Biological Science  Dr. Fleming N-261


Chemistry  Dr. Nhu-Y- Stessman  N-363


Geology Dr.Ferriz N-158


Mathematics Dr. Johannsdottir S-11


Physics & Physical Sciences Department N-164


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 Director of the Math and Science Teacher Initiative.  For more information or to schedule an appointment contact Tara Ribeiro at or (209) 667-3589.

Additional Campus Resources:
Teacher Education
Teacher Recruitment and Retention