How to get started:


  1. If you want to visit with the program coordinator, contact Holly Peterson at or call (308) 865-8043)
  2. If you are an International Student, click here for additional stepsUS New
  3. Apply for graduate admission online.
    • Application fee ($45) is required.
    • Application deadlines:
      • June 15th for fall
      • October 15th for spring
      • March 15th for summer
  4. Choose College:  College of Natural & Social Sciences
  5. Select Program of study:  Science/Math Education (Online)
  6. Select Emphasis/Concentration:  your endorsed area
  7. Submit evidence of your current or most recent teaching certification or license.
  8. Upload evidence of current or most recent teaching certificate or license and a letter of Intent responding to the following:

    • Address letter to Dr. Christopher Exstrom, Professor of Chemistry, University of Nebraska, 2401 11th Ave, Kearney, NE  68849.
    • Describe your current teaching position.
    • Discuss how completing the UNK Science/Math Education M.S.Ed. Program will help you meet your educational and professional goals.
    • Summarize your undergraduate science, math, and educational training and how it prepared you for our program.
    • If your current teaching certificate or license is from a state other than Nebraska, include a brief explanation of the certification/licensing requirements in your state.
  9. Send an official transcripts from all past institutions (besides UNK) to the Graduate Office.
  10. Once your application is complete it will take the Science/Math Education Graduate Committee about two-three weeks to process your application.
  11. Once you’ve received an acceptance of admission notification, you may register for class by accessing UNK’s MyBLUE registration system.
  12. If you have questions about Financial Aid, please contact the Financial Aid Office at (308) 865-8520.