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 strive 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. 

STEM Teacher Education Pathways (STEP) offers an outstanding and comprehensive array of academic programs and certifications. These include single subject credentials, certifications, two affiliated school districts, various university STEM departments, support programs such as MESA, and more than three residency programs for candidates.

Single Subject Credential Program Inspirational Video

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.