The Department Communicative Sciences and Disorders (CSD) offers a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communicative Sciences and Disorders prepares students for graduate study in the fields of speech-language pathology and audiology. The leveling program is designed to prepare students with a degree in another area for graduate study in speech-language pathology. A Master of Science graduate degree in Speech-Language Pathology is offered providing students with the foundation needed to become speech language pathologists working in educational and medical settings.
The Department of Counselor Education at the University of Montana strives to provide an academically stimulating learning environmentwhich engenders healthy intellectual and emotional development. We prepare students to function as competent, ethical professional counselors who worksensitively with a diverse array of needs and people in a wide range of school and mental health settings. Our department recognizes the need for professional advocacy and the importance of social justice. We also support the integration of ideas, cooperative endeavors, and respect for diversity.
The Department of Curriculum and Instruction prepares all candidates for teaching licensure at The University of Montana at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. In addition, candidates are prepared for minor endorsements in three areas and both the M.Ed. and the Ed.D. are offered. We do not anticipate a great deal of change in enrollment in the number of undergraduates in the professional licensure program. We admit students on a competitive basis into the professional program in teacher education, limiting admissions to 125 each semester, 250 per year. This admissions cap is driven by the number of high quality placements we are able to secure per year for placement of student teachers. The cap of 250 breaks down into 125 elementary candidates (primary major) and 125 secondary licensure candidates (second majors). We continue to recruit graduate students at the master’s level. Our online program has grown steadily over the past years and we are discussing offering a blended program that combine on-line and face-to-face programs. We anticipate enrollment of approximately 65 master’s students each year for the next three years and approximately 15 doctoral students.
The Department of Educational Leadership empowers individuals and prepares professionals for leadership based on research of best practices. Our programs ready students to apply educational theory to professional practice and become leaders in a bright future.
Within the liberal arts tradition of The University of Montana and mission of the College of Education and Human Sciences, the Department of Health and Human Performance faculty, staff and students engage in professional education, scholarly activity and meaningful public service. The department emphasizes all dimensions of health and human movement to enhance longevity and the quality of life.