STEM Teacher Education Pathways (STEP)

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Sonoma State’s STEM Teacher Education Pathways (STEP) is a collaboration between the School of Education and the School of Science and Technology, funded primarily through the California State University’s Math and Science Teacher Initiative (MSTI) program.

We thrive to expand and diversify the pool of highly prepared TK - 12 educators to teach and integrate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) in classrooms across the North Bay and the surrounding region.

Our mission is to provide high quality pathways and programs that support the teaching and learning of STEM through training, professional development, scholarships, and research. 

Pathways and Support 

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Future Math and Science teachers

Learn  about degrees,  subject matter preparation (i.e., waiver) programs, advising and financial support so that you can apply to and thrive as a math or science teacher. 

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Current practicing teachers 

Learn about how to add a math or science credential, computer science authorization, Maker certificate, or MA in Education. Also learn about teaching resources, professional development and mentoring opportunities.


Contact Us 

Dr. Ed Lyon (co-director)

Edward Lyon

Dr. Rajeev Virmani (co-director)

Rajeev Virmani


Lara Herrera

Lara Herrera

STEP Center Program and Recruitment Coordinator 



Funding Sources

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