In just three weeks, eleven NMSSI courses, 10 for mathematics teachers and one for science, start on June 4. Twenty-six additional courses are scheduled to commence throughout the remainder of the summer, but many of these courses will need your enrollment in order to run. Fellowships are still available to help cover the cost of the tuition, but funds are limited so apply as soon as possible.
In Summer 2012, we are offering courses in 11 locations across the state to better serve teachers. To ensure the course in your area is offered and your area is considered for another course next summer, take advantage of this added convenience and register for the course near you. Most classes are just one week long, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday to Friday, or they are half-days for two weeks and can be paired with another course.
Here are the available courses by location:
Ainsworth: MATH 800T*
Auburn: MATH 802T*
Columbus: MATH 804T*
Grand Island: MATH 896 951
Hastings: MATH 800T
Holdrege: MATH 802T*
Kearney: MATH 805T
Lincoln: CHEM 898, EDPS 991, GEOS 898 591, GEOS 898 691, GEOS 898 692, MATH 802T, MATH 804T, MATH 806T, MATH 810T 591 and 691, MATH 811T, MATH 896 592, MATH 896 691, STAT 892, TEAC 800, TEAC 851P, TEAC 890, TEAC 892 594, TEAC 892 691, TEAC 923
North Platte: MATH 802T*
Omaha: MATH 808T, MATH 812T, MATH 896 953, TEAC 892 592
Scottsbluff: MATH 800T, MATH 806T
* These courses need just a few more teachers to enroll in order to keep the course.
For all NMSSI courses, Nebraska teachers automatically qualify for a fellowship equal to 20 percent of the cost of in-state tuition and the $50 fee for graduate school admission is waived.
Designed with teachers' schedules in mind, a typical NMSSI course is 40 hours of instruction concentrated into a one-week period, or, teachers may take a pair of courses, each having 40 contact hours over a two-week period. Following this face-to-face instruction, some courses are completed using the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Blackboard system online and then most courses conclude with an end-of-course assignment that aids in long-term retention of the material studied. This format allows for collaboration with colleagues while protecting most of the summer for other pursuits.
To enroll in an NMSSI course:
Step 1: Write down the course number, section number and call (class) number from the course catalog so you have it when you are enrolling.
Step 2: If you are not a current graduate student at UNL, you will start by applying to graduate school through Teach Nebraska, at http://www.unl.edu/gradstudies/teachneb. This application form includes a space to enter in the courses you want to register for, and that process will be completed for you.
Step 3: If you are a current student, enroll online through MyRed: http://myred.unl.edu.
Step 4: Apply for a fellowship from NMSSI to further reduce the costs of tuition and fees. Click on the red Apply Now buttons on the NMSSI or CSMCE websites or go here: http://go.unl.edu/scimathapply.
Contact Lindsay Augustyn at Laugustyn2@unl.edu or 402-472-8979 with any questions.
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More details at: http://go.unl.edu/scimathapply