Benefits of the NMSSI's Teacher-Friendly Approach

NMSSI Geometry Course
NMSSI Geometry 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. Additional fellowships are available on a competitive basis. Lunch is also provided to all teachers at all sites.

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:

Step 1: Write down the course number, title and 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 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:

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.

Contact Lindsay Augustyn at or 402-472-8979 with any questions.

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