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CSUN NSF Teaching Fellowship Program

Entrance Requirements for Teaching Fellows

1) Hold an undergraduate degree in a STEM discipline (science, technology, engineering or mathematics).

2) Submit copy of valid passing scores from the California Subject Examinations for Teachers (CSET) Mathematics Subject Matter Exam Parts I-III. (Program will reimburse examination costs.) GRE subject matter or Praxis exams may be used instead, with approval of the screening committee. Applicants who have not yet taken the exams must submit dates they plan to take the exams.

3) Satisfy admissions requirements for CSUN's Single Subject Mathematics Credential Program: (a) Attend a Credential Information Session, (b) Proof of Subject Matter Competence, (c) Written statement indicating why the applicant wishes to become a teacher, (d) Two professional letters of recommendation (within the past five years), (e) Verification of attempt at all sections of the California Basic Educational Skills Test (CBEST), (f) Successful completion of an early field experience consisting of at least 45 hours that is appropriate for the student population with whom they will be working, completed within the last five years, (g) Tuberculosis test, (h) Interview with a College of Education faculty member, (i) Fingerprint Clearance.

4) Satisfy admissions requirements for CSUN's Master's degree in mathematics education or in mathematics (Pure or Applied Option). Questions about the Master's Degree Program in Mathematics Education can be addressed to Professor Julie Gainsburg (julie.gainsburg@csun.edu) and questions about the Master's Degree Program in Mathematics can be addressed to Professor Ali Zakeri (ali.zakeri@csun.edu).

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