Center for Mathematics and Science Education

CSU, Chico Student Programs

The Center for Mathematics and Science Education (CMSE) is part of the College of Natural Sciences at California State University, Chico and, as such, creates and coordinates many programs dedicated to mathematics and science education. In particular, it works with all units within the university to provide the most current and effective programs to prepare future teachers to teach mathematics and science. Subsequently, CMSE has many undergraduate students involved in programs that involve mathematics and science teaching at all levels.

Project M.A.T.H. (Mathematics And Teaching on the Horizon) is a four year program that enhances the undergraduate experience for mathematics education majors planning on becoming middle and secondary mathematics teachers.

Hands-On Lab is a practicum experience for future elementary teachers that has undergraduates teaching discovery science and mathematics lessons under faculty supervision to visiting elementary classes.

LSAMP (Alliance for Minority Participation) is an undergraduate program with the goal of increasing the number of minority students who receive bachelor's degrees in science, mathematics, engineering or technology, and computer science.

Math/Science Konkow House is a residential thematic apartment style housing unit on campus that is reserved for mathematics and science majors, especially those interested in teaching at the secondary level. Information about specific credential programs is available at each of the departments in the college.

Science Student Internship Program gives CSU, Chico students the opportunity to become adopted as a “scientist in residence" in local elementary school classrooms