Nebraska Math & Science Summer Institutes 2020

Course Enrollment Steps

Step 1Course Catalog Step 2Admission Step 3Registration Step 4Fellowships

Courses for All Teachers

Courses for Math Teachers

Courses for Science Teachers

Write down the Course Number, Title and Class Number for each course you would like to take.

If you have not taken a graduate course at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in the past three semesters, you need to enroll as either a non-degree-seeking, post-baccalaureate graduate student or as a degree-seeking master's student via the Graduate Studies application for admission. The $50 fee is no longer waived. You will enroll in courses in MyRED once admitted.

After Step 2 or if you have taken a course in the past year, register for class via MyRed by searching for the Class Number (four or five digits) of the course you wish to take. New graduate students will need to set up a password with TrueYou.

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MyRed Instructions

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Mission and Fellowships

The goal of the Nebraska Math and Science Summer Institutes is to offer teachers of math and science intellectually rich graduate coursework that will enhance their ability to offer their students challenging courses and curricula. NMSSI courses are designed with teachers' schedules in mind.

Graduate courses for elementary, middle-level and secondary teachers of mathematics will be delivered online via remote learning in Summer 2020. Just as much of the nation is expected to shelter in place, we want to encourage teachers to “learn in place”. NMSSI courses will be offered utilizing several instructional models that will support teachers in different ways. Some will be traditional online courses (i.e., asynchronous) offered over a four- or five-week summer session. Others will use a synchronous approach, with most or all instruction concentrated during a two-week period.

To make the NMSSI professional development opportunities more affordable, we have asked the University of Nebraska-Lincoln to offer tuition discounts to Nebraska teachers who take our summer courses. Nebraska teachers qualify for a Tuition Fellowship of 20 percent of resident tuition for many of these graduate courses. Teachers may apply for additional fellowships to help cover the remaining tuition costs. Fellowships are available through the NMSSI to eligible Nebraska teachers while funds are available.

For Summer 2020, UNL has made several decisions that will result in substantial savings for students taking summer classes. First, tuition will be $332 per credit hour for residents and $652 per credit hour for non-residents for all courses. Moreover, UNL will waive both the University Program and Facilities Fee (UPFF) and the Online Course Fee this summer. As a result, nearly every course in the NMSSI is an option to both residents and non-residents. Read more about the costs.

How Much Does a Course Cost?

Math 804T Grand Island 2013
Math 804T: Experimentation, Conjecture and Reasoning
Math 806T Lincoln 2013
Math 806T: Number Theory and Cryptology
Math 812T Lincoln 2014
Math 812T: Geometry for Geometry Teachers
GEOS 898 Solar System 2014
GEOS 898: Exploring the Geology of our Solar System
Drew Rische examines his thermometer in Math 807T in 2019. Credit: Stephanie Vendetti, CSMCE

The best thing about the NMSSI program is the relationships that I create with various math teachers from around the area. We keep in touch after these courses. Also, the professors and graduate assistants that we work with in these classes are some of the best around. They are great at challenging us intellectually, but are also of great help in leading us in the right direction when material gets difficult. I enjoy the opportunity to get out of my comfort zone and explore some mathematical ideas that I normally wouldn’t within my own classroom. I recommend this program to anybody.