NMSSI Benefits and How to Enroll

NMSSI GEOS 898 with Dr. David Harwood
NMSSI GEOS 898 with Dr. David Harwood

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 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.

Contact Lindsay Augustyn at Laugustyn2@unl.edu or 402-472-8979 with any questions.

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