Math and Science Scholars (MASS) Program: A Model Program for the Recruitment and Retention of Preservice Mathematics and Science Teachers Academic Article uri icon


  • The shortage of certified teachers in mathematics and science in Texas classrooms is a major concern and mirrors national tends. Dramatic increases in shortages of teachers have stimulated the design of new certification programs that recruit and place teachers in classrooms as quickly as possible (Texas Center for Educational Research, 1999). While maintaining several of the characteristics of traditional certification programs, the Math and Science Scholars (MASS) Program streamlines the certification process, supports preservice students through tuition remission and scholarships, and provides quality mentoring and early fiend experiences in K-12 classrooms with well-qualified teachers. The strategies in this model program are dramatically increasing the numbers of undergraduate majors in mathematics and science considering high school teaching as a career. Springer Science+Business Media, Inc. 2006.

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author list (cited authors)

  • Scott, T. P., Milam, J. L., Stuessy, C. L., Blount, K. P., & Bentz, A.

citation count

  • 7

complete list of authors

  • Scott, Timothy P||Milam, Jennifer L||Stuessy, Carol L||Blount, Kit Price||Bentz, Adrienne

publication date

  • January 2006