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CSUN NSF Teaching Fellowship Program

The CSUN NSF Teaching Fellowship Program supports college graduates with degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) and strong math backgrounds as they prepare for secondary math teaching careers. Through this program, Teaching Fellows earn single subject mathematics teaching credentials and master's degrees in mathematics education OR mathematics and participate in professional development activities while teaching in high-need school districts. Five-year commitments are made by TFs. During this period, they earn up to $65,000 in stipends and/or salary supplements and work closely with a developing community of CSUN faculty, local teacher leaders, and preservice teachers. This program is funded by a National Science grant.

Interactive Map of School Sites

The map below lists schools where our Teaching Fellows and Master Teaching Fellows work. Point to a colored marker to see a school site. Click on the marker to view the Fellow's name, link to school website, and link to interactive driving directions.

April 18, 2011 CSUN Daily Sundial Article

March 8, 2011 Press Release


Program Goals and Highlights

CSUN's NSF Teaching Fellows must begin the program with strong math backgrounds and dispositions suitable for teaching. Through this program, they will become expert secondary teachers inclined to remain in the profession beyond the five year commitment they make as Fellows. The goal is for Fellows to become teacher leaders in their schools and districts (and beyond). There are two different master's degree paths for TFs: mathematics education or mathematics. Highlights follow.

Program Highlights:
Master's in Mathematics Education

Year 1: Earn $15,000 stipend while completing the single subject mathematics teaching credential and participating in professional development activities.

Year 2: Obtain a full-time teaching position and earn $10,000 salary supplement (in addition to teaching salary). Participate in professional development activities specially designed for Teaching Fellows.

Year 3: Continue teaching and earn $10,000 salary supplement (in addition to teaching salary). Participate in various professional development activities specially designed for Teaching Fellows. Apply to master's program in mathematics education.

Years 4 and 5: Continue teaching and earn $15,000 salary supplement (each year, in addition to teaching salary). Earn master's degree in mathematics education. Participate in various professional development activities.

Entrance requirements for TFs.

TFs Program of Study - Outline.

Program Highlights:
Master's in Mathematics

Year 1: Earn $15,000 stipend while completing the single subject mathematics teaching credential and taking courses for the master's degree in mathematics. Participate in professional development activities.

Year 2: Obtain a full-time teaching position and earn $15,000 salary supplement (in addition to teaching salary). Complete the master's degree in mathematics and participate in professional development activities.

Year 3: Continue teaching and earn $15,000 salary supplement (in addition to teaching salary). Participate in various professional development activities specially designed for Teaching Fellows.

Years 4 and 5: Continue teaching and earn $10,000 salary supplement (each year, in addition to teaching salary). Participate in various professional development activities.


Department of Mathematics
California State University, Northridge 18111 Nordhoff Street, Northridge, CA 91330-8313
Phone: 818-677-2721