CSMCE | Find a Program for You
The Center for Science, Mathematics and Computer Education (CSMCE) serves audiences at both the K-12 and collegiate level. Our broad range of activities, from outreach programs for K-12 students to professional development opportunities for teachers, allows you to find a program that meets your needs.
The mission of the CSMCE is to support faculty engaged in educational activities focused on improving the teaching and learning of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). With support from the Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Education and Human Sciences, and Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, the CSMCE works to build partnerships among leaders in the higher education and K-12 education sectors that further our basic mission.
The CSMCE offers programs for high school students, undergraduate students, graduate students, pre-service K-12 teachers and in-service K-12 teachers and supports faculty. See our current academic priorities and programs below.
For Current Teachers
Online Master's Degree in Secondary Mathematics
The Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) in Secondary Mathematics degree from the Department of Mathematics is a program designed specifically for math teachers of grades 7-12. The program will help develop of a deep understanding of the mathematics taught in secondary schools and strengthen skills in mathematics pedagogy. The program’s core mathematics courses focus on concepts underlying high school algebra, pre-calculus (functions), geometry and statistics, which are in alignment with four of the main concept categories in the Common Core State Standards.
The distance education MAT degree is a University of Nebraska Option III master of arts degree. As such it requires 36 credit hours of coursework (18 of which are graduate-only hours) and a written MAT exam. Transfer of credits for graduate courses taken at other institutions (up to 18 credit hours) may be possible, contingent on approval of the Department Graduate Committee and Dean of Graduate Studies.
NebraskaSTEM Noyce Master Teaching Fellow grant
The Department of Teaching, Learning, and Teacher Education at Nebraska has received a new Noyce grant, NebraskaSTEM, which allows elementary teachers at rural, high-need schools to become Noyce Master Teaching Fellows. Selected teachers get a free master’s degree from UNL focused on integrated STEM for elementary teaching; a $10,500 annual stipend (after earning the master’s degree) for 4 years; opportunities to engage in STEM-related leadership; and ways to help improve student achievement in STEM and the school’s AQuESTT and motivate students with integrated science, technology, engineering and mathematics tasks. Eligibility requirements are: a bachelor’s degree and K-6 Nebraska teaching certification (or birth to grade 3 certification); committed to teaching in a rural Nebraska, high-need school for the five-year duration of the project; demonstrated knowledge of STEM subject areas; and three or more years of teaching experience is preferred. A website will be coming soon with more information.
For Future Teachers
Master’s Degree and Teaching Certification Programs
The Department of Teaching, Learning and Teacher Education in the College of Education and Human Sciences offers four either 14-month or 18-month master’s degree programs for those who would like to become a teacher. One degree is for prospective elementary teachers and the others are for secondary teachers.
Search Job Vacancies in Nebraska
Visit the Nebraska Department of Education's Teach in Nebraska website to search for jobs across the state. You can search by category or region.
- MAet - Master of Arts in Education with a Specialization in Elementary Education
- MAent - Master of Arts in Education with an Emphasis in English Education
- MAmt - Master of Arts in Education with an Emphasis in Mathematics Education
- MAst - Master of Arts in Education with an Emphasis in Science Education
For Future Graduate Students
Nebraska Conference for Undergraduate Women in Mathematics
The Department of Mathematics, with support from a National Science Foundation grant and funding from the National Security Agency, offers an annual conference for outstanding undergraduate female mathematicians who are interested in attending graduate school in mathematics. Students have the opportunity to meet other women who share their interest in the mathematical sciences, and those who have already done research are given an opportunity to present their results.
NCUWM's overall goal is to arm participants with knowledge, self-confidence, and a network of peers to help them become successful mathematicians. We do this by providing role models, insider knowledge, and an opportunity to present original research. Our focus is on graduate-level mathematics and careers in academia, government, and industry that require advanced degrees in mathematics. Registration opens in early October, with the conference held in mid- to late January.
For High School Students
All Girls / All Math
High school girls entering grades 10-12 in the fall are invited to apply for a week of ALL GIRLS/ALL MATH offered at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. This summer mathematics camp for high school girls provides a stimulating and supportive environment for girls to develop their mathematical ability and interest. The ALL GIRLS/ALL MATH summer camp has been offered since 1997.
Camp participants, girls grades 10-12, will learn about the exciting mathematics of Codes. The girls will work with women mathematics professors and graduate students, and interact with peers who share an interest in mathematics. They stay in a residence hall and are chaperoned by a female mathematics graduate and undergraduate student. Candidates must have completed high school geometry. Special consideration is given to those entering their sophomore or junior year in the fall who have not yet taken Calculus.