CSMCE | Teachers in Degree Programs

Nebraska high school mathematics teachers (from left) Heather Lander, Heather Peters, Gina Vifquain, Julianne Meier, John Sweeney, Carrie Kopf, Sarah Scofield and Megan Lund graduated in August 2013 from UNL with the MAT degrees.

Contact us about MAT

Application questions regarding the Master of Arts for Teachers degree for secondary mathematics teachers can be sent to:

Marilyn Johnson
Department of Mathematics
203 Avery Hall
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Lincoln, NE 68588-0130

402-472-8822

402-472-8466

Contact us about MA

Application questions regarding the Master of Arts degree for elementary teachers can be sent to:

Shari Daehling
Department of Teaching, Learning and Teacher Education
118 Henzlik Hall
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Lincoln, NE 68588-0355

402-472-3098

Transcripts

Be prepared: Graduate Studies will ask for official (unsealed, unseen by student) transcripts (from outside UNL) to be sent to:

Office of Graduate Studies
1100 Seaton Hall
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Lincoln, NE 68588-0619

402-472-2878

402-472-0589

Master of Arts for Teachers

Current MAT Students

  • Desiree Anderson, Minnesota
  • Alyssa Baber, Nebraska
  • Stacey Burchette, North Carolina
  • Geoff Carnahan, Nebraska
  • Amber Clausen, Nebraska
  • Elizabeth Crabtree, Nebraska
  • Erin Deenihan, Kansas
  • Jared Dixon, Indiana
  • Grant Doerr, Nebraska
  • Kyle Ediger, Nebraska
  • Kami Fischbach, South Dakota
  • Peg Fisher, Nebraska
  • Kaitlyn Forbes, Nebraska
  • Chelsey Grassel, Minnesota
  • Cody Gregory, Nebraska
  • Becky Ham, Nebraska
  • Jasmine Hansen, Minnesota
  • Wendi Herbin, Nebraska
  • Melissa Hilgenkamp, Nebraska
  • Elizabeth Hock, Nebraska
  • Lindsay Hollman, Nebraska
  • Jeffrey Hrabik, Nebraska
  • Anthony Janssen, Nebraska
  • Masake Kane, Senegal, West Africa
  • Kelli Larson, Nebraska
  • Jim Lynam, Nebraska
  • Danielle Malson, Wyoming
  • Michael Maurer, Maryland
  • Andrew Moser, Florida
  • Timothy Nolan, Florida
  • Ken Newcomb, Nebraska
  • Celia Newman, Nebraska
  • Mary Nuckolls, Nebraska
  • Kristina Pearson, Nebraska
  • Laura Rademacher, Nebraska
  • Syed Reza, Canada
  • Jordan Sis, Nebraska
  • Timothy Smith, Colorado
  • John Strand, Nebraska
  • Jon Tigani, Nebraska
  • Vicki Tomlinson, Nebraska
  • Scott Toovey, Colorado
  • Brett Troyer, Nebraska
  • Wenli Xu, Nebraska

MAT Graduates, 2016

Nebraska unless otherwise noted

  • Staci Applegarth, August
  • Claire Aylward, August
  • Rachel Birtles, August
  • Kristi Briggs, August
  • Deb Bulin, August
  • Kaitlin Habermeyer, Air Force, August
  • Amber Liljedahl, August
  • Todd McQuistan, August
  • Anessa Price, August
  • Mary Quandt, August
  • Alyssa Straube, August
  • Eryn Surprenant, August
  • Courtney Wichman, August

MAT Graduates, 2015

  • Erin Carder, August
  • Duncan Davidson, August
  • Stefanie Edwards, August
  • Carol Goans, August
  • Lindsey Harders, August
  • Tony Jacobsen, August
  • Emily Kroenke, August
  • Melissa Kosch, August
  • Kimberly McCoy, August
  • Lee Plath, December
  • Scott Rice, August
  • Sam Robb, August
  • Emily Romkema, August
  • Keith Schroetlin, August
  • Alexandra Sitko, August
  • April Sypal, August

MAT Graduates, 2014

  • Courtney Beach, August
  • Karen Clinch, August
  • Jeff DeVries, December
  • Mitch Fricke, August
  • Mandy Kehm, August
  • Jennifer Kreifels, August
  • Dan Martin, August
  • Laura Novak, August
  • Tiffany Ogden, August
  • Tiffany Powers, August
  • Kelli Roeber Schoening, August
  • Kyle Schwaninger, August
  • Leah Terry, August
  • Shannon Wiig, August

MAT Graduates, 2013

  • Bret Beermann, August
  • Alicia Davis, December
  • Chara Guthrie, August
  • Matt James, December
  • Carrie Kopf, August
  • Heather Lander, August
  • Megan Lund, August
  • Julianne Meier, August
  • Kathy Niedbalski, August
  • Kim Ocampo, December
  • Sarah Scofield, August
  • Audrey Smalley, August
  • John Sweeney, August
  • Gina Vifquain, August

MAT Graduates, 2012

  • Tony Hoffman, August
  • Tahma Kuck, August
  • Julie Lodes, August
  • Jeremy Long, August
  • Brian Stevens, December
  • Jared Vitosh, August
  • Amber Vlasnik, August

MAT Graduates, 2011

  • Angela Blank, August
  • Danielle Buhrman, May
  • Kelly Gomez Johnson, August
  • Kathleen Klein, August
  • Holly Liibbe, August
  • Eric Lockert, December
  • Katherine Norman, December
  • Meagan Stobel, May

MAT Graduates, 2010

  • Scott Burns, August
  • Ryan Shuman, August
  • Katie Soto, August

The Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) degree, earned from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Department of Mathematics, was created for teachers in the Math in the Middle Institute Partnership, which began in 2004. By the completion of the grant in 2011, more than 150 grade 5-8 teachers participated in the program and earned master's degrees. Each year of Math in the Middle, there was an overwhelming number of applications. Therefore, the need for continuing professional development courses was evident. In response to that need, the Nebraska Math & Science Summer Institutes (NMSSI) was developed as an initiative to assist teachers in strengthening their mathematical, scientific and computer knowledge for teaching. The Math in the Middle courses and MAT degree are now offered through the NMSSI.

Since 2010, more than 60 teachers have completed the MAT degree through NMSSI courses and online courses during the academic year. Another 46 secondary teachers and educators from around the world are currently working on their MAT degree.

The MAT degree requires 36 graduate credits and the coursework must constitute a coherent program of study that has been approved by the chief MAT advisor. The Memorandum of Courses is used for this purpose and must be submitted before 18 credit hours have been completed. Note also that you must earn credit for at least 6 courses (18 hours) in mathematics/statistics. Many teachers who pursue the MAT degree also choose to earn a minor in teaching, learning, and teacher education. Transfer of some graduate credit from another institution is usually possible if the coursework is supportive of your degree objectives. Once admitted to the MAT program, you will be assigned a graduate adviser who will assist you in meeting the MAT degree requirements.

How to Apply

Nebraska teachers: We recommend that Nebraska teachers take their first one or two courses as a non-degree seeking, post-baccalaureate student through UNL's Teach Nebraska admission program. If Nebraska teachers apply first to Teach Nebraska, then the $50 fee is waived for graduate school admission.

Once a Nebraska teacher has taken a course or two and wants to be admitted to UNL as a MAT-degree-seeking student, go to the Graduate Studies website, and click on Application for Graduate Admission. Fill out the application completely. Be sure to select the "Mathematics (MAT)" program as your degree objective and click on "I don't have to pay the fee." To be admitted to a degree program, you will need to order official transcripts from your bachelor's degree as well as for any graduate coursework (unless your undergraduate or graduate degree(s) are from UNL).

Once Graduate Studies has reviewed your application and certified your admission, you will receive an email with a link to GAMES. This system is used for your application to the MAT degree program. You will need to complete your personal information, upload a letter of intent, request three letters of reference (preferably one from a college faculty member) through the GAMES system, upload a resume, and upload an unofficial transcript. An official transcript will need to be sent to Graduate Studies before your admission is considered complete.

Non-Nebraska teachers: To be admitted to UNL as a MAT-degree-seeking student, go to the Graduate Studies website, and click on Application for Graduate Admission. Fill out the application completely. Be sure to select the "Mathematics (MAT)" program as your degree objective. To be admitted to a degree program, you will need to order official transcripts from your bachelor's degree as well as for any graduate coursework (unless your undergraduate or graduate degree(s) are from UNL).

Once Graduate Studies has reviewed your application and certified your admission, you will receive an email with a link to GAMES. This system is used for your application to the MAT degree program. You will need to complete your personal information, upload a letter of intent, request three letters of reference (preferably one from a college faculty member) which is done through the GAMES system, upload a resume, upload an unofficial transcript and upload a copy of your teaching certification. An official transcript will need to be sent to Graduate Studies before your admission is considered complete.

Master of Arts from Department of Teaching, Learning and Teacher Education

NebraskaMATH MA Graduates, 2010-Present

  • Jessie Anderson, August 2014
  • Kelli Anderson, August 2012
  • Amy Barton, August 2014
  • Andrew Boone, August 2015
  • Jeff Depue, August 2010
  • Michelle Dubbert, August 2014
  • Jessica Dickes, December 2013
  • Megan Fleischman, August 2012
  • Allyn Fujan, August 2013
  • Stephanie Hamilton, August 2014
  • Jill House, May 2013
  • Kellie Joy, August 2011
  • Nanette Kissler, December 2013
  • Heather Kramer, August 2013
  • Kerri Kratina, August 2013
  • Cassie Krueger, December 2013
  • Lisa Mason-D'Croz, August 2012
  • Bobbi Middleton, May 2014
  • Christine Olsen, May 2014
  • Molly Orton, August 2011
  • Tiffany Reynolds, May 2014
  • Nora Robinson, August 2014
  • Cindy Settje, August 2011
  • Arnold Talero, August 2011
  • Maris Taylor, May 2015
  • Julie Trimble, May 2015
  • Meredith Whiley, August 2012
  • Amber Woitaszewski, May 2014
  • Tara Zuspan, August 2011

The MA degree offered through the Department of Teaching, Learning, and Teacher Education has a separate website with lots of information, which we recommend you read thoroughly.

The MA degree requires 36 graduate credits and the coursework must constitute a coherent program of study that has been approved by your advisor. The Memorandum of Courses is used for this purpose and must be submitted before 18 credit hours have been completed. Note also that you must earn credit for at least 6 courses (18 hours) in Teaching, Learning, and Teacher Education, including TEAC 800 (Inquiry into Teaching and Learning), TEAC 801 (Curriculum Inquiry) and TEAC 889 (Master's Seminar). Many teachers who pursue the MA degree also choose to earn a minor in mathematics. Note that Primarily Math mathematics courses ending in "P" count toward the MA degree, but not the MAT degree. Transfer of some graduate credit from another institution is usually possible if the coursework is supportive of your degree objectives. Once admitted to the MA program, you will be assigned a graduate advisor who will assist you in meeting the MA degree requirements.

How to Apply

Nebraska teachers: We recommend that Nebraska teachers take their first one or two courses as a non-degree seeking, post-baccalaureate student through UNL's Teach Nebraska admission program. If Nebraska teachers apply first to Teach Nebraska, then the $50 fee is waived for graduate school admission.

Once a Nebraska teacher has taken a course or two and wants to be admitted to UNL as a MA-degree-seeking student, go to the Graduate Studies website, and click on Application for Graduate Admission. Fill out the application completely. Be sure to select the "Teaching, Learning, Teacher Ed (MA)" program as your degree objective and click on "I don't have to pay the fee." To be admitted to a degree program, you will need to order official transcripts from your bachelor's degree as well as for any graduate coursework (unless your undergraduate or graduate degree(s) are from UNL).

Once Graduate Studies has reviewed your application and certified your admission, you will receive an email with a link to GAMES. This system is used for your application to the MA degree program. You will need to complete your personal information, upload an essay (see TLTE website for requirements), request three letters of reference (preferably one from a college faculty member) through the GAMES system, upload a resume, and upload an unofficial transcript. An official transcript will need to be sent to Graduate Studies before your admission is considered complete.

Non-Nebraska teachers: To be admitted to UNL as a MAT-degree-seeking student, go to the Graduate Studies website, and click on Application for Graduate Admission. Fill out the application completely. Be sure to select the "Teaching, Learning, Teacher Ed (MA)" program as your degree objective. To be admitted to a degree program, you will need to order official transcripts from your bachelor's degree as well as for any graduate coursework (unless your undergraduate or graduate degree(s) are from UNL).

Once Graduate Studies has reviewed your application and certified your admission, you will receive an email with a link to GAMES. This system is used for your application to the MA degree program. You will need to complete your personal information, upload an essay (see TLTE website for requirements), request three letters of reference (preferably one from a college faculty member) which is done through the GAMES system, upload a resume, upload an unofficial transcript and upload a copy of your teaching certification. An official transcript will need to be sent to Graduate Studies before your admission is considered complete.