OPS TLA | Fellowships

Take up to 3 Graduate Courses for Free per Year

Math 806T

Thanks to the generous support of The Sherwood Foundation® and the Lozier Foundation, OPS teachers who teach mathematics are eligible to apply for fellowships to cover the full cost of tuition and fees for graduate courses offered by UNL’s summer NMSSI program and online course offerings during the fall or spring semesters approved by OPS TLA. To accommodate OPS teachers, each summer some NMSSI courses will be offered in Omaha at the TAC Building or online. NMSSI in-person courses are offered in a concentrated one- or two-week format, thus protecting much of the teacher’s time in the summer for other activities.

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Springboard to a Master's Degree

OPS teachers interested in earning a master's degree from UNL should apply for their degree before earning 18 credit hours through OPS TLA courses. Read about both degree options, the Master of Arts from the Department of Teaching, Learning and Teacher Education for elementary teachers and the Master of Arts for Teachers from the Department of Mathematics for secondary teachers, and download a copy of the application steps here.


As follows are the courses that have been offered since 2013, which have been approved for Sherwood-Lozier Fellowships:

Course Number Course Title Semester
CSCE 890 Introduction to Robotics for Teachers Summer 2017
Math 803P Algebraic Thinking for the Elementary Classroom Summer 2013, Summer 2014, Summer 2015, Summer 2016, Summer 2017
Math 804P Problem Solving and Critical Thinking for the Elementary Classroom Summer 2013, Summer 2014, Summer 2015, Summer 2016, Summer 2017
Math 804T Experimentation, Conjecture and Reasoning Spring 2015
Math 805T Discrete Mathematics Spring 2014, Summer 2017
Math 806T Number Theory and Cryptology Summer 2014, Summer 2015
Math 809 Mathematical Modeling Summer 2015
Math 810T Algebra for Algebra Teachers Summer 2013, Fall 2013,
Fall 2014
Math 811T Functions for High School Teachers Summer 2014, Fall 2014, Summer 2017
Math 812T Geometry for Geometry Teachers Spring 2015
SOCI 898 Activating STEM Identities Summer 2017
TEAC 800 Integrating Learning and Teaching Each semester
TEAC 801 Curriculum Inquiry Each semester
TEAC 880E Teaching Mathematics with Technology Summer 2014, Spring 2015, Summer 2016, Summer 2017
TEAC 890 Responsive Instruction for the Elementary Classroom Summer 2014, Summer 2015, Summer 2016
TEAC 892 Integrating Geometry Learning & Teaching Summer 2015
TEAC 892 Integrating Mathematics Learning & Teaching Summer 2014
TEAC 892 Reasoning and Sensemaking in Secondary Mathematics Summer 2015, Summer 2017

To see which courses were offered in Summer 2017, the NMSSI course schedule can be found in Step 1 on the NMSSI home page. The "OPS Sherwood-Lozier Fellowship for Summer 2017" application is now open.

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