Teaching & Learning Masters Programs

About Us

Within the programmatic themes of integration of ideas, cooperative endeavors, and respect for learning and individual worth, it is our goal to prepare education professionals who will work in K-12 classrooms and teacher education programs and as district curriculum leaders.

Admission Requirements

***Attention M.Ed. Early Childhood Education applicants: Please select the General Curricular Studies Blended option when filling out the online Graduate School application. The cover page of your supplemental admissions documents sent to our department will indicate your interest in the Early Childhood Education program. (Department of Curriculum & Instruction, M.Ed. Graduate Program Application Form).

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Licensure Programs

M.Ed. - Curriculum Studies with Initial Teacher Licensure for K-8 Elementary Education

This program is designed for students seeking both a Master's degree and elementary education licensure.

M.Ed. - Curriculum Studies with Initial Teacher Licensure for 5-12 or K-12 Secondary Education

This program is designed for students seeking both a Master's degree and secondary education licensure.

Endorsement Programs

P-3 Early Childhood Education

This 36 credit program is designed for currently licensed elementary teachers seeking a master's degree and a P-3 teaching endorsement. (Students with degrees in other content areas who are not seeking a teaching endorsement but are seeking early childhood coursework can also complete this program.) This degree is available fully online.

Library Media

This endorsement is designed for currently licensed teachers seeking a Master's degree and a K-12 library endorsement.

Special Education

This program is designed for currently licensed teachers seeking a Master's degree and a P-12 special education endorsement.

Literacy Education

This program is designed for currently licensed teachers seeking a Master's degree and a K-12 reading endorsement.

Non-Licensure Programs

M.Ed. - General Curricular Studies

This program is designed for those who are seeking an advanced degree without licensure. This degree is available fully online. This option is 36 credits, including 15 elective credits.

M.Ed. - Advanced Early Childhood Education

This program is designed for professionals who have completed an undergraduate degree in early childhood education or those in leadership positions seeking advanced preparation in early childhood. The degree is available fully online. This degree option is 36 credits total, including 9 elective credits in a specialized area of focus. 

M.A. - Education

This program will have flexible options in each of 4 key areas: Educational Research, Learning and Assessment, Critical Social Issues, and Diversity, for 12 credits, a 3-credit thesis, and an additional 15 credits from electives in education.

M.Ed. - Instructional Design for Technology

This program is designed for those interested in technology in education.

Contact Us

Katie O'Connor
Support Specialist
Teacher Education Services
Phone: (406) 243-4841
Katelyn.o'connor@mso.umt.edu
Dr. Fletcher Brown
Graduate Program Coordinator        
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Phone: (406) 243-5287
fletcher.brown@mso.umt.edu