Tammera J. Mittelstet
Tammera J. Mittelstet

tammera.mittelstet@huskers.unl.edu Ph.D. Program Teaching, Curriculum and Learning

Brief Biography

Tammera is a third-year doctoral student in the Department of Teaching, Learning, and Teacher Education. She has post Master's hours in the area of elementary administration and leadership studies from Oklahoma State University.  She completed her Masters degree in Elementary Education with an emphasis in School Administration from Northwestern Oklahoma State University in 2006. She holds a Bachelors degree in Elementary Education from Oklahoma State University (2000). Tammera comes to TLTE with 15 years of elementary classroom teaching experience PK-5, gifted education, and the National Milken Educator Award (OK '12).

Tammera is a Graduate Teaching Assistant in the Department of Teaching, Learning, and Teacher Education for Elementary Science Methods course TEAC 315.  She has served as a past TEAC 297A practicum supervisor as well.

Elementary Science education is Tammera's area of focus, especially in the areas of Elementary Educators science self efficacy, STEM integration, and the Bridge of Informal and Formal science instruction/resources. Tammera's advisor is Dr. Julie Thomas.

Research Interests

Elementary Science education and teacher preparation, Elementary Science Educator self efficacy, STEM integration, the bridge of Informal and Formal elementary science instruction as a sense of place and community.

Publications & Conference Presentations


Bhattacharya, D., Adams, K.L., and Mittelstet, T.J.  (July 2018). Learning Centers-A Supporting Technique for Modeling in Science. Science & Children.

International Conference Presentations:

*Mittelstet, T. J., Thomas, J., & Ingram, E. (Submitted). Exploring BBC Micro:bits as a Tool for Improving Elementary Pre-service Teacher STEM Preparation and Science Teaching Self-Efficacy. Proposed for the annual International Association for Science Teacher Education Conference in San Antonio, TX 2020.

*Mittelstet, T.J., Adams, K.L., & Shim, S-W (January 2019). Elementary teachers access children’s museum to support STEM learning. Presented at the annual International Association for Science Teacher Education Conference in Savannah, GA 2019.

National Conference Presentations:

Adams, K.L., Mittelstet, T.J., & Bhattacharya, D. (Accepted).  Creating Models Through the Use of Learning Centers in the Elementary Classroom. For the 2019 National Science Teacher Association conference to be held in St. Louis, MO.

Adams, K.L., Mittelstet, T.J., & Shim, S-W. Describing Matter. (April/May 2017). 54(8). Grades K-2. National Science Teacher Association Elementary Extravaganza. Atlanta, GA 2018.