Online cohorts of Primarily Math, ITEAM now taking applications

Spread the word: The deadline to apply for the 2022 cohorts of Primarily Math and ITEAM is April 15. These courses will meet on Zoom in the summers and online asynchronously in the fall and spring.

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Primarily Math (for grades K-3 teachers) and ITEAM, Intermediate TEAchers of Mathematics, (grades 4-6) programs have been proven to be effective in strengthening teachers’ and positively effects students’ mathematical achievement.

The first two courses this summer for Primarily Math are Math 800P (offered June 6-15) and Math 801P (June 16-24), on Zoom. For ITEAM, the first two courses are Math 800T (June 6-17 on Zoom or June 6-July 8 online) and Math 802T (June 21-July 1) on Zoom. All courses are Monday-Friday.

Each course is worth 3 graduate credits at UNL and counts toward a master’s degree. Primarily Math teachers earn a K-3 Mathematics Specialist Certificate from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln upon completion of the program. ITEAM teachers can decide whether to pursue a master’s degree in Mathematics or Teaching, Learning and Teacher Education.

Teachers should discuss possibilities for tuition support with school or district administrators. A teacher can expect to pay about $6,200 total for the six courses before district assistance. If you are selected for NMSSI Fellowships for the summer courses, the cost could be reduced to about $4,500.



Apply via CollegeNET by April 15: Because this is an official graduate certificate program at UNL, there is a $50 application fee upfront and teachers will have to request official transcripts for any college degrees they have at the time of application.

Go to to create your account in the new application system, CollegeNet. Once logged in, fill out each step. Under Program Selection, search for "k-3" and choose "K-3 Mathematics Specialist (Graduate Certificate)" and Summer 2022 for the term. This application requires a resume/CV, personal statement and two letters of recommendation. Please note that applications that are in progress will not be seen by Kate Rask or the program advisors in TLTE until fully submitted.


Please apply through the Center for Science, Mathematics and Computer Education by April 15. Create an Account here: Once you Create an Account and get logged in, click on Apply next to the “ITEAM: Intermediate Teachers of Mathematics” application. Complete each of the steps, which will include uploading your resume, one letter of recommendation, and an essay, as well as sending a principal notification.

Once you are accepted into the ITEAM program, you will have to apply to UNL as a post-baccalaureate, non-degree student via CollegeNET; instructions to come upon acceptance. Note that there will be a $50 application fee in CollegeNET, and teachers will have to request official transcripts for any college degrees they have at the time of application.

Please contact Lindsay Augustyn at with any questions. Note that these are different application processes for the two different programs.