About Us

Welcome to the Phyllis J. Washington College of Education at the University of Montana!

The Phyllis J. Washington College of Education is home to three academic departments, Counseling, Educational Leadership and Teaching & Learning. The Phyllis J. Washington College of Education is also home to the University of Montana Safe Schools Center, National Natives Children Trauma Center, The Learning and Belong Preschool, and Montana Digital Academy. 

The academic departments are:

  • Counseling - prepares students to function as competent, ethical professional counselors who can work sensitively with culturally diverse consumers in a wide range of school and mental health settings.
  • Teaching & Learning - home to the teacher preparation programs as well as masters and doctoral programs in curriculum studies, elementary education, library media services, literacy studies, instructional technology, special education and secondary education.
  • Educational Leadership - offers masters, education specialist, and doctoral degrees and endorsements in educational administration and supervision.

The Dean's Office, Department of Teaching & Learning, Department of Counseling and Department of Educational Leadership are located in the Phyllis J. Washington Education Center.