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ETEMS (Early Teaching Experiences in Mathematics and Science)

The Early Teaching Experiences in Mathematics and Science scholarship program offers CSUSB students who have completed the first year of their coursework in their major a unique opportunity to explore K-12 STEM teaching. The program lasts two quarter, and through this immersive experience, participants will gain a deeper understanding of what goes into planning a K-12 math or science lesson and teaching a classroom full of students. This experience can then help participants make an informed decision about pursuing a career as a K-12 teacher. 

  • Gain hands-on exposure to teaching science or mathematics in a K-12 classroom.
  • Observe local K-12 classrooms.
  • During the first quarter in the program, you will work with a small group of peers, guided by a faculty mentor, to develop a short classroom lesson that illustrates important principles in science or mathematics.
  • During the second quarter in the program, you will teach the lesson in local K-12 classrooms. Then revise and improve upon the lesson and teach it again.
  • Receive up to a $1,500 scholarship ($750 per quarter for two consecutive quarters)


  1. You must have a minimum 2.7 overall GPA and a 2.7 GPA in your major.
  2. You must have completed the first year of core coursework in your major.
  3. Please apply if you are considering a career in teaching middle or high school mathematics or science, or if you are interest in learning more about teaching math or science in elementary school.

Application Requirements

  1. Please complete your application form online.
    ETEMS Application
  2. Please submit an unofficial transcript and three letters of recommendation to the Center for Enhancement of Mathematics Education in Jack Brown Hall, 263. Letters of recommendation may also be emailed directly to our office ( by faculty members. The Letter of recommendation forms can be found in our All Forms page.
    All Forms

The application deadline is November 22, 2019

For more information, please contact
Name Department Email Phone
Madeleine Jetter CEME Director 909-537-5377
Jeremy Aikin Dept. of Mathematics 909-537-5375