Future Teachers

Pathways to Becoming a Math or Science Teacher

Undergraduate Degree Pathways (Which one is right for me?)
Major In: Meet the Subject Matter Requirements Prepares you to each 

Any Major

CSET Subject & Level depending on CSET
BA in Physical Science 

CSET Waiver pending (Spring 2021)

Middle & High School general Science classes 
BA in Math, Secondary Teaching Concentration  Mathematics Waiver Middle & High School, all Math courses 

BA in Math with Bi-Disciplinary Mathematics Concentration 

Foundational Level Mathematics Waiver  Middle school courses & the following high school math courses : General Math, Algebra, Geometry, Probability & Statistics


Financial and Professional Support Before Entering the Credential Program

La Promesa Preparing Underrepresented Educators to Realize their Teaching Ambitions (PUERTA) Mathematics Engineering Science Achievement (MESA) Testing and Application Fee Reimbursement 
Take two high school courses to introduce you to the art and science of teaching (1st semester) and to observe/participate in actual K-8 classrooms (2nd semester). You will receive college credit as you start your path to teaching. Be part of a learning community and receive academic support, targeted advising and counseling services, test prep, and collaboration and networking to  successfully navigate your undergraduate experience and apply for the teaching credential program.   Be part of an academic community in the School of Science and Technology where you engage in “high impact” experiences, such as undergraduate research, tutoring, mentoring, and leadership development. MESA serves students from low-income households, receiving financial aid, who are the first in their family to attend college, and whose primary language spoken at home is not English. Submit invoices for any tests (e.g., CBEST, CSET) and application fees and be reimbursed (up to $600) BEFORE being admitted to the credential program in math or science.


Financial and Professional Support During the Credential Program

STEP Stipend Trellis Teacher Scholars Program  North Bay Residency Program     Performance Assessment         
Receive a $4,000 stipend for completing a single subject credential program in math or science in good standing Be paired with a highly accomplished mentor teacher in Santa Rosa or Sonoma,receive $4,000 during the credential year, and engage in practice-based and equity-focused teacher learning from a network of mentors, faculty members, and fellow scholars through your early years as a teacher. Be part of a teacher learning community in Napa or Santa Rosa, receive a stipend of $12,500 (with opportunities to substitute teach for additional income), and commit to teaching for 4 years in the school district. Tutoring, workshops, and reimbursement (part of STEP Stipend) while you complete the single subject program required edTPA performance assessment


Interested in Becoming a Trellis Teacher Scholar?