ETEMS (Early Teaching Experiences in Mathematics and Science)

The Early Teaching Experiences in Mathematics and Science Internship program offers a unique teaching opportunity to science a mathematics major in the second year of their coursework.

  • It enables them to gain hands-on exposure to teaching science or math in a K-12 classroom.
  • Interns will work in small groups for two quarters, guided by faculty mentors, to develop a short demonstration/activity that illustrates important principles in math or science.
  • They then run the demonstration/activity in local K-12 classrooms.

A major part of this program is that interns spend enough time throughout the two quarters to develop from their experience an idea of what it would be like to be a K-12 math or science teacher.

Benefits and Obligations of the ETEMS Internship

Each intern will:

  1. Receive up to $1,500 ($750 per quarter for two consecutive quarters)
  2. Collaborate with a small group to design and implement a math- or science-based demonstration to showcase in K-12 classrooms
  3. Spend at least 10 hours per quarter in K-12 math or science classrooms observing and tutoring.

Eligibility and Selection Criteria

  1. Minimum 3.0 overall GPA and 3.0 GPA in major
  2. Must be a STEM major (majoring in mathematics or a science discipline)
  3. Must have completed the first year of core courses in major

For more information, please contact

Jeremy AikinDept. of MathematicsJAikin@csusb.edu909-537-5375
Asst. Director of CEME909-537-5455
David PolcynDept. of BiologyDPolcyn@csusb.edu909-537-5313
Xinying YinCollege of EducationXYin@csusb.edu909-537-5696
Cory JohnsonDept. of Mathematicscprevite@csusb.edu909-537-5423
Joseph JesunathadasCollege of Educationjjesunat@csusb.edu909-537-5683
Application can be found on the Forms tab on the About section at the top of this page or by clicking the link below

Application Deadline: 05/31/19

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ETEMS Application