Overview of Programs & Grants
CMER has a variety of grants in existence. Overall there are three categories of grants: (1) Curriculum Development, which is to create curriculum for either teachers or students, (2) Teacher Training for all levels of teachers (pre-service to well-established), and (3) Outreach to student communities. The following table provides an overview of the existing grants, followed by short descriptions of each project.
|Curriculum Development||Pre-service Teacher Training and In-service Professional Development||Community/Student Outreach|
- Statway Collaboration: The Carnegie Foundation and Dana Institute are creating a Statistics Pathway for students in non-STEM majors, at Community Colleges and Cal State Universities that combines developmental mathematics and basic statistics in a one-year program.
- Antioch Teaching the Essentials of Algebra Mastery (ATEAM): Professional development for 3rd-7th grade pre-algebra teachers to strengthen their content and pedagogical understanding of the teaching and learning on mathematics. This project is run in the Antioch USD, and funded by the California Department of Education.
- Improving Mathematics through Pittsburg's Active Collaboration of Teachers (IMPACT): Professional development for 3rd-8th grade pre-algebra teachers to strengthen their content and pedagogical understanding of the teaching and learning on mathematics. This project is run in the Pittsburgh USD, and funded by the California Department of Education.
- The Math and Science Teaching Initiative Program (MSTI): The Math and Science Teaching Initiative Program is designed to recruit and train students to become high school math and science teachers. Another goal of the program is to expose high school students to the benefits and possibilities of pursuing a college degree at the CSU.
- The Early Assessment Program (EAP): The Early Assessment Program provides professional development for high school math teachers to strengthen their ability to help students who are deemed “conditionally ready” or “not ready” for college-level math courses. This is funded by the Chancellor’s Office.
- The Strengthening Math Initiative (SMI): The Strengthening Math Initiative provides a four-hour training for Cal State University professors who teach the math methods courses to single-subject candidates. This is funded by the Chancellor’s Office.
- Math Achievement Academies (MAA): The summer academies are a four-week, math-intensive program designed to assist in preparing students for college-preparatory mathematics. These academies provide interactive classes and activities that emphasize collaboration, creative thinking, and logical reasoning. Funded by Chevron Corporation and Dean Lesher Foundation.
- Linked Learning: The Linked Learning Project is designed to provide single-subject candidates an understanding and experience of working in linked learning high schools, which are schools that have a curricular focus and relationship with career pathways such as health care, business, engineering, law, and more. This is funded by the Irvine Foundation.