Department of Teaching and Learning

Change minds. Change lives. Become a teacher.

At UM we prepare students to become quality educators at every level who are ready to teach, serve, and lead. Through our innovative curriculum models and extensive clinical experiences, our students receive the highest caliber education.

The Department of Teaching and Learning offers a focused, field-based teacher preparation program and a full range of graduate programs. Collaboration, diversity, and curricular integration are themes that guide the design and instruction of each of our programs and help us produce highly qualified, highly employable teachers. Our faculty are themselves licensed, experienced K-12 classroom teachers. They provide a wide range of service to the schools of Montana and are active researchers in their specialty fields. We welcome your interest in learning more about our Teacher Education programs.

The numbers speak for themselves...

  • The cumulative GPA of all students admitted into the Teacher Education Program significantly exceeds national accreditation requirements, with the most recently admitted cohort holding an average GPA of 3.36.
  • On average, elementary education students score 13 points higher than the required Montana score on the Praxis content exam.
  • The average GPA for elementary education program completers in the core content courses of math, science, social studies, and language arts was a 3.24 over the past four years, with Autumn 2015 completer cohort earning a 3.37.
  • Secondary and K-12 education program completers have an average major GPA of 3.49 in their content area courses.