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Interested in Teaching K-12 

Please fill out this form if you are interested in earning a Teaching Credential to teach in elementary, middle, or high school (Math, Science, History, English, Spanish, Japanese).  The CSUMB MAESTROs project is available to support you and address any questions about becoming a teacher or substitute teacher.  We will meet with you one on one to talk about it.  Open to all. 

Teacher Interest Form

Future Educator Career Pathways Tool

We need outstanding educators! This tool will help you learn more about what it takes to become a licensed educator in California, and help find your ideal career path. 

Teaching Pathways Learning Tool

State Exam Preparation 

MAESTROs provides free credits to the 240Tutoring Online Study guides for CSUMB students.  240Tutoring is an online preparation program providing quality, comprehensive study resources to support students passing the teacher certification exams. If you are interested or would like more information, please complete the google form below: 




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Our Goals


Building a diverse, culturally sustaining, and anti-racist teacher workforce that transforms our schools and communities.


Providing future educators with equitable academic pathways and student support systems.

Students Served

  • MAESTROs serve current and prospective CSUMB students in the educational pathway to becoming K-12 teachers. 
    • Single Subject 
    • Multiple Subject 


Cathi Draper Rodriguez, Project Director                                                                                                                                    Margaret Dominguez, Project Manager                                                                                                                                            Amanda Martinez, Project Coordinator/Counselor                                                                                                                                Betsi Solis, Outreach, Engagement, & Student Transition Coordinator                                                                                                                                                                     

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MAESTROs Support Programs


The MAESTROs Project Computer Loan Program was established to support students who lack off-campus computing resources. Not having the right equipment to access your coursework makes learning even more challenging. To help alleviate a few of the challenges, we have laptops for free loans for students who do not have access to key remote learning tools. These laptops meet CSUMB baseline specification requirements of laptops for successful virtual academic learning. Please click on the link below for program details and application: 


We have document cameras to loan out to credential program students for the Fall 2021 semester. As we have a limited number of document cameras to loan out, we will distribute them on a case-by-case basis based on need. The document cameras work with Mac, PC, and Chromebook with a USB or HDMI port.

MAESTROs Project 

Administered by the U.S. Department of Education, the Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI) Program provides grants to assist HSIs to expand educational opportunities for low income and Hispanic students. CSUMB first became eligible for the HSI designation in Spring 1998, just a few years after the founding of the university.


The collaborative Making Accessible and Effective Systems for Teacher Readiness Outcomes (MAESTROs) project between CSUMB and Hartnell College has been selected to receive five years of funding under the HSI Title V. The MAESTROs project activities are designed to expand and enhance student support structures and improve retention and graduation rates of Hispanic and low-income education pathway students to fulfill the teacher workforce needs.

MAESTROs activities will focus on the following three main components:

  • Develop and Enhance Student Support Systems (Student Connections)
  • Facilitate Collaborative Articulations That Support Successful Transitions (Pathways)
  • Support Program Curriculum and Delivery Improvement (Faculty Connections)
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