MSTI Affiliate Scholars Program

The Math and Science Teaching Initiative

Program Description/Objectives



The MSTI (Math and Science Teaching Initiative) Program is designed to recruit and train students to become high school math and science teachers.  Another goal of the program is to expose high school and middle school students to the benefits and possibilities of pursuing a college degree at the CSU.

The MSTI Math and Science Affiliate Scholars program provides early field experience for potential future high school math and science teachers.  These Scholars serve one or more teachers directly in the classroom.

Who can be an Affiliate Scholar?


Affiliate Scholars

Affiliate Scholars will be selected from a pool of CSUEB students and local community college students who have expressed an interest in high school teaching.   Math Scholars must have achieved a grade of B or better in at least one college level math course OR scored a 3 or higher on an AP Math exam OR scored 600 or higher on the Math SAT exam.  Science Scholars must have achieved a grade of B or better in the appropriate freshmen level science course. All Scholars will receive training and ongoing guidance from qualified CSUEB faculty.

What will Affiliate Scholars do?

Each scholar will be paid for up to 10 hours of work per week.  For example, if a scholar works ten hours, their work could be distributed approximately as follows:

  • Contact hours   8hrs/week

  • Class preparation   1 hr/week

  • Grade and record homework 1 hr/week

Benefits of the Program:

Affiliate Scholars benefit from MSTI by:

  • gaining experience in the classroom

  • clarifying their understanding of mathematics or science by teaching

  • working in teams and providing valuable community service

  • being provided with meaningful and relevant work experience

  • becoming better able to meet the cost of a college education

  • Increasing the visibility of CSUEB at feeder schools

  • Increasing linkages among CSUEB, area high schools and the community

High School students benefit from MSTI by:

  • receiving more individualized attention

  • being informally mentored by university TAs

  • having increased exposure to higher education programs in the area

  • receiving more feedback on and  complete more homework

Colleges Enrolled in Affiliate Scholars Program

  • Cal State East Bay: Kelly Mogilefsky (

  • Chabot College: Donna Gibson (

  • Contra Costa College: Steve Hoffman (

  • Diablo Valley College: Jackie Jones-Castellano (

  • Ohlone College: Maru Grant (

To find out more about becoming an Affiliate Scholar at CSUEB, please contact your advisor and visit this website. To find out more about the CSU-wide MSTI program click here.