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The K-3 Mathematics Specialist Certificate is offered through Teaching, Learning and Teacher Education with support from the NebraskaMATH grant. This certificate is especially helpful for starting the careers of new teachers, but experienced educators can also benefit from the specialized instruction in math education.

This certificate is for educators in the NebraskaMATH program looking to enhance their credentials in mathematics education. Educators who earn this certificate can continue as a generalist, teaching in all subjects or move into the role of a math specialist.

All courses are taught on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln city campus or at NebraskaMATH approved sites.

K-3 Mathematics Specialist

  • This graduate certificate is offered by the Department of Teaching, Learning, and Teacher Education.
  • On the Web
    Department Website
  • Graduate Chair
    Dr. Kathy Wilson
    Teaching, Learning, and Teacher Education
  • Staff Contact
    Shari Daehling
  • Faculty Contact
    Dr. Ruth Heaton
  • Department Address
    118C Henzlik Hall
    Lincoln NE 68588-0385

Application Checklist and Deadlines

Required by the Office of Graduate Studies

See also: steps to admission.

Required by the Department for this Certificate

  • Applicants must be admitted to the NebraskaMATH program.

Application Deadline

Deadlines will be posted on the NebraskaMATH website


The K-3 Mathematics Specialist Certificate is a 15 credit hour program.

To earn the certificate, participants must first be admitted to the program and then complete the five designated courses, which are 3 credit hours each.

MATH 801P - Geometry, Measurement, and Algebraic Thinking for K-3 Mathematics Specialists
MATH 802P - Geometry, Measurement, and Algebraic Thinking II for K-3 Mathematics Specialists
TEAC 808A - Improvement of Instruction in Elementary School Mathematics
TEAC 808J - Improvement of Instruction in Elementary School Mathematics
TEAC 907 - Seminar in Elementary School Mathematics

More Course Information

The Graduate Bulletin provides course descriptions, prerequisites, degree program requirements, and more.

The Schedule of Classes specifies dates, times, locations, and instructors when this course is offered.

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