STEM Teacher Education Pathways (STEP)


Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship : Great opportunity for students who are intersted in education (specifically science). Deadline to apply is Feb. 1st! Apply here. 
Pathways to Teaching Webinar : Learn how to become a math or science teacher by attending the webinar. Dates TBD
Apply to become a Trellis Scholar : Trellis Scholar Application is rolling, but we encourage you to complete the interest form by April, 2021.       

STEP STEM Teacher Education Pathways Sonoma State University logo

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 


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. 


Current Math and Science teacher candidates

Learn about how you will be financially and professionally supported as a Sonoma State math or science teacher candidate. 

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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


Poonam Rani 

Administrative Coordinator 




Funding Sources

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California Commission Teacher Credentialing logo

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