SMI Apprentice Program

The SMI Apprentice Program offers multiple undergraduate employment positions that were created for act SMI student participants to advance their field work experiences and training.  In the Apprentice Program, SML (Subject Matter Leader) positions are filled by going through a competitive application recruitment process.  Apprentices can expect to learn contemporary mathematics and science content plus pedagogy for teaching the subject content through a variety of course work and seminar and other project opportunities.   

Apprentices are provided teaching experiences under direct supervision from public school teachers. The ultimate goal is to create academic assistance, financial support and mentoring, resulting in preparedness for each participant to consider pursuit of a teaching credential, an intern position in the public schools, admission to an advanced degree program in mathematics/science education.

The SMI Apprentice Program is part of an overall master plan to improve mathematics and science education in Riverside and San Bernardino counties. The program partners with the College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences, UCR Graduate School of Education, Riverside County Office of Education, and San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools Office. As a result, public school students in these areas improve their interest and their abilities in mathematics and science.

The main goal of this program is to provide professional development and a mentoring setting for college mathematics/science majors who want to become teachers. The program also addresses the need to improve student achievement on tests involving mathematics and science while enriching mathematics/science content knowledge and pedagogical content knowledge of existing teachers.

Job Description


Deadline: Monday, May 21, 2018 by 12:00 p.m. (noon)

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General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

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Department Information

California Teach Science Mathematics Initiative
1315 Pierce Hall

Tel: (951) 827-4970
Fax: (951) 827-4971
E-mail: smi@ucr.edu

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