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Center for Engineering, Science and Mathematics Education

Website Update

Mentors in Out-of-School Time (MOST)



Why Participate?

Do you want to make a fundamental difference in the lives of children? Have you thought about becoming an educator? Do you want to earn money while learning if a future career in education is right for you? If so, consider becoming part of the Mentors in Out of School Time team!

What is M.O.S.T. ?

M.O.S.T. is paid, early-field experience offered each quarter for undergrad students who seek an experience to "try on teaching."

M.O.S.T. offers a unique opportunity to try on teaching in an off-campus, structured environment in tandem with weekly seminar discussions focused on effective teaching strategies.

Application of the effective teaching strategies are used to plan, prepare, and present Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics (S.T.E.A.M.) content to local elementary school students in a small group, after-school setting.

M.O.S.T. Includes:

  • 1-unit for weekly seminar (SCM 220-02)
  • $16.00/hour (or additional units) for teaching at a local school site

M.O.S.T. Requirements (see registration link below)

  • Available Tuesdays 4PM - 6PM (seminar on campus)
  • Available Thursdays 3PM - 6PM (teaching off campus)
  • Application submitted and accepted for hiring 
    • Hiring process and Live Scan fingerprinting completed


R. Y. - Classroom teacher, "The kids love the program!"

H. L. - M.O.S.T. mentor, "If you are thinking about teaching, even just a little bit, it's a great job where you get paid to learn a lot and gain valuable experience. Highly recommend!"


To become a Mentor, students must:

  1. Complete a brief application, which can be found here. Students can apply for the entire academic year, or for individual quarters.  http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/2584086/2016-MOST-Application
  2. Upon acceptance, complete hiring paperwork  and sign up for a Live Scan appointment
  3. Register for SCM 220-03 (Mentors in Out of School Time). 


If you have any questions about MOST, please contact Jenny Cruz at cesame@calpoly.edu or (805) 756-2859

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