The mission of the Humboldt Science and Mathematics Center is to enhance science and mathematics education opportunities in California. Chartered in 2005, the Center offers programs and professional support for future teachers as well as practicing professionals. The Center is formally partnered with a number of University programs.

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The Humboldt State University Natural History Museum has a new home. Learn more on the Museum website.


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Humboldt Interdisciplinary Stem Initiative

HISI will combine professional development in STEM content with collaborative teacher teams. These teams will engage with the lesson study model to support each other in STEM pedagogy as we all move to implement the Common Core. The STEM-focused training will support existing school initiatives to prepare teachers to successfully engage their students with the critical thinking skills necessary for the Smarter Balance Assessments.


Northcoast Mathematics and Science Initiative

The primary mission of Northcoast Mathematics and Science Initiative (NMSI) is to enhance the mathematics and science teaching professions through recruitment and training of individuals with strong mathematics and science backgrounds and enthusiastic dispositions entering the teaching profession. Related activities also include professional development opportunities for practicing teachers.


Redwood Science Project

The Humboldt Science & Mathematics Center is home of the Redwood Science Project, a member of the California Science Proejct Network.


Pacific Coast Teacher Innovation Network

Humboldt State University and the University of California Davis are the founders of this network. PacTIN provides financial support and conducts research for innovative K-12 school-based programs led by team of teachers.


California Coast Noyce Scholars

Humboldt State University together with California State Universities Monterey Bay and Channel Islands, are partners on this National Science Foundation program to recruit, train, and support future mathematics teachers.

Humboldt State Partner Links

School of Education:

To learn about becoming a teacher, and other educational programs in the School of Education, see their website. There is also general information about getting your single subject teaching credential.

Subject Matter Preparation in Mathematics Education:

The mathematics departments at HSU has a state approved undergraduate programs that leads to a single subject credential; for specific information about this programs, see the departmental web site.

Additional Opportunities:

A variety of other educational programs and resources for current and future teachers, as well as informal educators, are available through the Redwood Science Project.