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Now Hiring! CESAME Instructional Assistants

May 11, 2016

Are you looking for a part time job for next academic year? Teach in a local classroom or after school program! This is a great opportunity to earn $12.50/hour and 1 unit per quarter if you want to work with kids or if you are interested in teaching! 

CESAME Instructional Assistants may work as either a TeAMS Tutor or a MOST Mentor, and take on additional tasks as available. Hours are flexible; minimal time commitment is 6 hours per week, with the opportunity to work up to 12 hours any given week. Sign up for just one quarter, or for the entire year. 

Job Duties

Job duties will generally be focused on teaching and understanding the way students learn. Regular duties may include:

•    Teaching modules in an after-school program
•    Assessing students' learning
•    Assisting a local teacher in their classroom
•    Tutoring students in science, mathematics, and/or English
•    Reading articles related to teaching and learning

Additional duties may include assisting at events, developing curriculum, or conducting focus groups.


•    Interest in working with children
•    Passion for teaching
•    Weekly seminar (Tuesday or Wednesday, 4-6 pm) and additional field hours (6-12 total hours per week)
•    Completion of background check(s) (Live Scan) prior to hire
•    Personal vehicle is preferred, but not required. Arrangements can be made for those utilizing public transportation.


Email cesame@calpoly.edu to get more information about becoming an Instructional Assistant.

Get paid, earn credit and gain teaching experience with TeAMS

Jun 15, 2016

This post has been paid for by the Center for Engineering, Science and Mathematics Education, and does not reflect the editorial coverage of Mustang News. 

It’s a Friday afternoon and recess has officially commenced at Paulding Middle School in Arroyo Grande. Gaggles of middle-schoolers litter the locker-lined hallways, as Cal Poly liberal studies sophomore Emily Harrison navigates her way through the crowd to Ms. Mejia’s seventh grade math classroom. Here, Harrison is a Teacher Assistants in Mathematics and Science (TeAMS) participant, a paid early field experience for K-12 STEM teachers. Read more...

Apply for the Science Noyce Scholarship for 2017-2018!

Aug 28, 2015

The Robert Noyce Scholars program is a National Science Foundation (NSF) funded (DUE 1239827) program to provide scholarships to students who are committed to teaching mathematics and science in high need school districts upon the completion of the credential program at Cal Poly. The main goal of the program is to increase the number of teachers with strong science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) content knowledge in high need school districts. The Cal Poly Noyce Scholars Program offers two scholarship options--a $10,000 scholarship for science teachers and a $12,000 scholarship for mathematics teachers.

2017-18 Scholarship Requirements:

All junior and senior science and engineering majors may apply for the Science Noyce scholarship, a $10,000 scholarship provided during the 2017-18 academic year. Some students may be eligible for up to two years of funding. Applications are due online on Friday October 7, 2016.

Scholarship recipients must:

  • Commit to teach science for two years in a high need K-12 school district
  • Participate in monthly Noyce Seminars during 2016-17 and 2017-18
  • Participate in STEM Teacher and Researcher Program (STAR) or equivalent paid “teacher-researcher” opportunity prior to completion of science teaching credential


Application forms and instructions will be posted here soon. Please check back!

More Information:

Download an informational flyer about the Science Noyce Scholarship (PDF, 128 KB)

Need more information? Please email noyce-science@calpoly.edu.

Learn more about the 2nd Annual Cal Poly Noyce STAR Retreat that took place in July 2015.

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