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 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.
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.
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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 Undergraduate Students
The STEM Career Opportunities in Nebraska: Networks, Experiential-learning, and Computational Thinking (STEM CONNECT) is an NSF-funded S-STEM (Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) grant and scholarship program forming a partnership among the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL), Southeast Community College (SCC), and Western Nebraska Community College (WNCC). These scholarships seek to identify and attract academically talented, low-income students with interest in careers that require strong skills in mathematics or computer science.
What you need to know
- STEM CONNECT scholarships are need-based, with a maximum of $8,000/year, renewable for either four years at UNL or for two years at community colleges and then two years after transfer to UNL.
- Scholarships are available at UNL, SCC and WNCC in Fall 2020.
- At UNL you must be majoring in mathematics, computer science, computer engineering, or software engineering at the time the scholarship is awarded.
- At SCC and WNCC, you must be in the academic transfer program at the time the scholarship is awarded, with a commitment to take math and computer science courses.
- Scholars must maintain a 2.75 GPA in their first year of college or their first year after transferring to UNL and at least a 3.0 GPA in subsequent years.
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.