The teacher who is attempting to teach without inspiring the pupil to learn is hammering on cold iron.
Funded by the state of California through the CSU Chancellor’s Office, the Mathematics and Science Teachers Initiative (MSTI) Project is an innovative partnership of the Colleges of Education and Natural Sciences and Mathematics at California State University Fullerton to provide strong, collaborative, and comprehensive efforts to improve practices in the areas of mathematics and science teacher candidate recruitment, pre-service preparation, induction, beginning teacher professional development, and retention.
The MSTI Project goal is to develop highly-qualified secondary mathematics and science teachers whose training enables them to enter the classroom with the skills and knowledge to effectively serve students and enhance student achievement.
- Strengthen/expand current Science, Mathematics, Foundational Level Math (FLM), and Foundational Level General Science (FLGS) programs;
- Recruit/support Multiple Subject (MS) and Single Subject (SS) candidates and teachers to add authorizations in FLM or FLGS;
- Recruit/support science, math, and math-intensive majors into the teaching credential pathways;
- Improve coordination of/articulation MSTI continuum of programs that recruit, train, and support mathematics and science teachers by identification/closure of gaps; and
- Ensure Credential Program growth.
The university-wide initiative will involve faculty and staff from:
- Six departments and programs: Secondary Education, Elementary and Bilingual Education, Mathematics, Catalyst Center, and Center for Careers in Teaching; and
- Two major grants: the Advancing Teachers of Mathematics to Advance Learning for All (ATMALA) project and the Transitioning Math Majors (and others) into Teaching (TMMT) Noyce Scholarship program.
- In collaboration with nine local school districts/community colleges, including Anaheim Union, Fullerton Joint, Fullerton City, Placentia-Yorba Linda, Corona Norco Unified, Santa Ana, Orange Unified, Capistrano Unified, Fullerton College, and Santa Ana College.
Dr. Mark Ellis
Professor of Secondary Education and the Director of the MSTI program at Cal State Fullerton
Dr. Patrice Waller
Associate Professor of Secondary Mathematics Education and the coordinator for the Foundational Level Mathematics (FLM) Teacher Credential Program
Dr. Maria Grant
Professor in Secondary Education and Coordinatro for the Promoting Resources in Informal Science Education (PRISE) Internship
Dr. Antoinette Linton
Associate Professor of Secondary Education and the Subject Area Coordinator for the Science Teacher Credential Program
Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science MSTI Liasson from the Department of Computer Science
Associate Professor of Mathematics and the Subject Area Coordinator for the Mathematics Credential Program