Master's Degree Program Admission

When to Apply:

  • Apply by September 15th for admission for Spring 2022.
  • Apply by February 15th for admission for Fall 2022.

How to Apply:

Applicants seeking admission to a Department of Teaching & Learning graduate degree program must complete:

  • The Grade School online application.
  • The Department of Teaching & Learning program specific application via Submittable.
    • Please note that these are separate applications and some requirements are common to both applications.

*Applicants seeking admission to a licensure/endorsement program (initial elementary, initial secondary, early childhood education, special education, teacher librarian) must also:

  • Initiate a background check with fingerprinting, per the instructions on our website (also detailed within the Submittable application)

1. Initiate a background check with fingerprinting, per the instructions on our website (also detailed within the Submittable application).

2. Complete the Graduate School online applicaction (with a $60 fee).

3. Submit official transcripts from all institutions attended. Official transcripts can be sent via your prior institution or from a third-party vendor (National Student Clearinghouse, Parchment, or eScript) to:  grad.school@umontana.edu

Mailed transcripts must be sent directly from the degree granting institution via sealed mail to:

University of Montana
Graduate School
32 Campus Drive #2592
Missoula, MT 59812-2592

  • UM alumni do not need to provide official transcripts.

4. Complete the Department of Teaching & Learning M.Ed. program application via Submittable with the following items:

  • Letter of intent
  • Resume
  • Prior degree information (degree type, institution, major areas of study, date earned, GPA)
  • Three letters of recommendation
    • You will provide email addresses for your recommenders who will receive a prompt from Submittable
  • One item  from the list below if your undergraduate GPA meets the minimum 3.0. Two items from the list below if your undergraduate GPA is below 3.0:
    • Official GRE scores. (Revised test: Verbal of 146 or higher, Quantitative of 143 or higher, and Writing of 4.0 or higher)
    • Official MAT score. (383 or higher)
    • Official transcript from an institution awarding an M.A./M.Ed./M.S. with a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
    • 500-word essay response to the following prompt: "Select and describe on significant learning experience from your life. Identify what you learned and explain how it will contribute to your work as a teacher." (Note: This essay also fulfills the essay requirement for all licensure applicants described below.)
    • National Board Certification.
5. Background check with fingerprinting ackowledgements (completed within Submittable):
  • Initial Background Check Screening Form (in Submittable application)
  • Background Check Authorization Form (in Submittable application)
  • Application and Notice NPCA VCA Form. A link to this form will be emailed to your official UM email address (or to the email address provided in your application)

6. A 500-word essay response to the following prompt: "Select and describe one significant learning experience from your life. Identify what you learned and explain how it will contribute to your work as a teacher." (Note: This essay also fulfills the GPA requirements described above.)

7. Written description of experience with children and youth. This is a two-to-three paragraph document, separate from the resume and the essay prompt.

*This application includes an abbreviated description of the Teaching & Learning Graduate Program requirements found in: The Graduate Program Handbook.

1. Initiate a background check with fingerprinting, per the instructions on our website (also detailed within the Submittable application).

2. Complete the Graduate School online applicaction (with a $60 fee).

3. Submit official transcripts from all institutions attended. Official transcripts can be sent via your prior institution or from a third-party vendor (National Student Clearinghouse, Parchment, or eScript) to:  grad.school@umontana.edu

Mailed transcripts must be sent directly from the degree granting institution via sealed mail to:

University of Montana
Graduate School
32 Campus Drive #2592
Missoula, MT 59812-2592

  • UM alumni do not need to provide official transcripts.

4. Complete the Department of Teaching & Learning M.Ed. program application via Submittable with the following items:

  • Letter of intent
  • Resume
  • Prior degree information (degree type, institution, major areas of study, date earned, GPA)
  • Three letters of recommendation
    • You will provide email addresses for your recommenders who will receive a prompt from Submittable
  • One item  from the list below if your undergraduate GPA meets the minimum 3.0. Two items from the list below if your undergraduate GPA is below 3.0:
    • Official GRE scores. (Revised test: Verbal of 146 or higher, Quantitative of 143 or higher, and Writing of 4.0 or higher)
    • Official MAT score. (383 or higher)
    • Official transcript from an institution awarding an M.A./M.Ed./M.S. with a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
    • 500-word essay response to the following prompt: "Select and describe on significant learning experience from your life. Identify what you learned and explain how it will contribute to your work as a teacher." (Note: This essay also fulfills the essay requirement for all licensure applicants described below.)
    • National Board Certification.
5. Background check with fingerprinting ackowledgements (completed within Submittable):
  • Initial Background Check Screening Form (in Submittable application)
  • Background Check Authorization Form (in Submittable application)
  • Application and Notice NPCA VCA Form. A link to this form will be emailed to your official UM email address (or to the email address provided in your application)

6. A 500-word essay response to the following prompt: "Select and describe one significant learning experience from your life. Identify what you learned and explain how it will contribute to your work as a teacher." (Note: This essay also fulfills the GPA requirements described above.)

7. Written description of experience with children and youth. This is a two-to-three paragraph document, separate from the resume and the essay prompt.

*This application includes an abbreviated description of the Teaching & Learning Graduate Program requirements found in: The Graduate Program Handbook.

1. Initiate a background check with fingerprinting, per the instructions on our website (also detailed within the Submittable application).

2. Complete the Graduate School online applicaction (with a $60 fee).

3. Submit official transcripts from all institutions attended. Official transcripts can be sent via your prior institution or from a third-party vendor (National Student Clearinghouse, Parchment, or eScript) to:  grad.school@umontana.edu

Mailed transcripts must be sent directly from the degree granting institution via sealed mail to:

University of Montana
Graduate School
32 Campus Drive #2592
Missoula, MT 59812-2592

  • UM alumni do not need to provide official transcripts.

4. Complete the Department of Teaching & Learning M.Ed. program application via Submittable with the following items:

  • Letter of intent
  • Resume
  • Prior degree information (degree type, institution, major areas of study, date earned, GPA)
  • Three letters of recommendation
    • You will provide email addresses for your recommenders who will receive a prompt from Submittable
  • One item  from the list below if your undergraduate GPA meets the minimum 3.0. Two items from the list below if your undergraduate GPA is below 3.0:
    • Official GRE scores. (Revised test: Verbal of 146 or higher, Quantitative of 143 or higher, and Writing of 4.0 or higher)
    • Official MAT score. (383 or higher)
    • Official transcript from an institution awarding an M.A./M.Ed./M.S. with a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
    • 500-word essay response to the following prompt: "Select and describe on significant learning experience from your life. Identify what you learned and explain how it will contribute to your work as a teacher." (Note: This essay also fulfills the essay requirement for all licensure applicants described below.)
    • National Board Certification.
5. Background check with fingerprinting ackowledgements (completed within Submittable):
  • Initial Background Check Screening Form (in Submittable application)
  • Background Check Authorization Form (in Submittable application)
  • Application and Notice NPCA VCA Form. A link to this form will be emailed to your official UM email address (or to the email address provided in your application)

6. A 500-word essay response to the following prompt: "Select and describe one significant learning experience from your life. Identify what you learned and explain how it will contribute to your work as a teacher." (Note: This essay also fulfills the GPA requirements described above.)

7. Written description of experience with children and youth. This is a two-to-three paragraph document, separate from the resume and the essay prompt.

*This application includes an abbreviated description of the Teaching & Learning Graduate Program requirements found in: The Graduate Program Handbook.

1. Initiate a background check with fingerprinting, per the instructions on our website (also detailed within the Submittable application).

2. Complete the Graduate School online applicaction (with a $60 fee).

3. Submit official transcripts from all institutions attended. Official transcripts can be sent via your prior institution or from a third-party vendor (National Student Clearinghouse, Parchment, or eScript) to:  grad.school@umontana.edu

Mailed transcripts must be sent directly from the degree granting institution via sealed mail to:

University of Montana
Graduate School
32 Campus Drive #2592
Missoula, MT 59812-2592

  • UM alumni do not need to provide official transcripts.

4. Complete the Department of Teaching & Learning M.Ed. program application via Submittable with the following items:

  • Letter of intent
  • Resume
  • Prior degree information (degree type, institution, major areas of study, date earned, GPA)
  • Three letters of recommendation
    • You will provide email addresses for your recommenders who will receive a prompt from Submittable
  • One item  from the list below if your undergraduate GPA meets the minimum 3.0. Two items from the list below if your undergraduate GPA is below 3.0:
    • Official GRE scores. (Revised test: Verbal of 146 or higher, Quantitative of 143 or higher, and Writing of 4.0 or higher)
    • Official MAT score. (383 or higher)
    • Official transcript from an institution awarding an M.A./M.Ed./M.S. with a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
    • 500-word essay response to the following prompt: "Select and describe on significant learning experience from your life. Identify what you learned and explain how it will contribute to your work as a teacher." (Note: This essay also fulfills the essay requirement for all licensure applicants described below.)
    • National Board Certification.
5. Background check with fingerprinting ackowledgements (completed within Submittable):
  • Initial Background Check Screening Form (in Submittable application)
  • Background Check Authorization Form (in Submittable application)
  • Application and Notice NPCA VCA Form. A link to this form will be emailed to your official UM email address (or to the email address provided in your application)

6. A 500-word essay response to the following prompt: "Select and describe one significant learning experience from your life. Identify what you learned and explain how it will contribute to your work as a teacher." (Note: This essay also fulfills the GPA requirements described above.)

7. Written description of experience with children and youth. This is a two-to-three paragraph document, separate from the resume and the essay prompt.

*This application includes an abbreviated description of the Teaching & Learning Graduate Program requirements found in: The Graduate Program Handbook.

1. Initiate a background check with fingerprinting, per the instructions on our website (also detailed within the Submittable application).

2. Complete the Graduate School online applicaction (with a $60 fee).

3. Submit official transcripts from all institutions attended. Official transcripts can be sent via your prior institution or from a third-party vendor (National Student Clearinghouse, Parchment, or eScript) to:  grad.school@umontana.edu

Mailed transcripts must be sent directly from the degree granting institution via sealed mail to:

University of Montana
Graduate School
32 Campus Drive #2592
Missoula, MT 59812-2592

  • UM alumni do not need to provide official transcripts.

4. Complete the Department of Teaching & Learning M.Ed. program application via Submittable with the following items:

  • Letter of intent
  • Resume
  • Prior degree information (degree type, institution, major areas of study, date earned, GPA)
  • Three letters of recommendation
    • You will provide email addresses for your recommenders who will receive a prompt from Submittable
  • One item  from the list below if your undergraduate GPA meets the minimum 3.0. Two items from the list below if your undergraduate GPA is below 3.0:
    • Official GRE scores. (Revised test: Verbal of 146 or higher, Quantitative of 143 or higher, and Writing of 4.0 or higher)
    • Official MAT score. (383 or higher)
    • Official transcript from an institution awarding an M.A./M.Ed./M.S. with a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
    • 500-word essay response to the following prompt: "Select and describe on significant learning experience from your life. Identify what you learned and explain how it will contribute to your work as a teacher." (Note: This essay also fulfills the essay requirement for all licensure applicants described below.)
    • National Board Certification.
5. Background check with fingerprinting ackowledgements (completed within Submittable):
  • Initial Background Check Screening Form (in Submittable application)
  • Background Check Authorization Form (in Submittable application)
  • Application and Notice NPCA VCA Form. A link to this form will be emailed to your official UM email address (or to the email address provided in your application)

6. A 500-word essay response to the following prompt: "Select and describe one significant learning experience from your life. Identify what you learned and explain how it will contribute to your work as a teacher." (Note: This essay also fulfills the GPA requirements described above.)

7. Written description of experience with children and youth. This is a two-to-three paragraph document, separate from the resume and the essay prompt.

*This application includes an abbreviated description of the Teaching & Learning Graduate Program requirements found in: The Graduate Program Handbook.

1. Complete the Graduate School online applicaction (with a $60 fee).

2. Submit official transcripts from all institutions attended. Official transcripts can be sent via your prior institution or from a third-party vendor (National Student Clearinghouse, Parchment, or eScript) to:  grad.school@umontana.edu

Mailed transcripts must be sent directly from the degree granting institution via sealed mail to:

University of Montana
Graduate School
32 Campus Drive #2592
Missoula, MT 59812-2592

  • UM alumni do not need to provide official transcripts.

3. Complete the Department of Teaching & Learning M.Ed. program application via Submittable with the following items:

  • Letter of intent
  • Resume
  • Prior degree information (degree type, institution, major areas of study, date earned, GPA)
  • Three letters of recommendation
    • You will provide email addresses for your recommenders who will receive a prompt from Submittable
  • One item  from the list below if your undergraduate GPA meets the minimum 3.0. Two items from the list below if your undergraduate GPA is below 3.0:
    • Official GRE scores. (Revised test: Verbal of 146 or higher, Quantitative of 143 or higher, and Writing of 4.0 or higher)
    • Official MAT score. (383 or higher)
    • Official transcript from an institution awarding an M.A./M.Ed./M.S. with a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
    • 500-word essay response to the following prompt: "Select and describe on significant learning experience from your life. Identify what you learned and explain how it will contribute to your work as a teacher." (Note: This essay also fulfills the essay requirement for all licensure applicants described below.)
    • National Board Certification.

*This application includes an abbreviated description of the Teaching & Learning Graduate Program requirements found in: The Graduate Program Handbook.

Contact Us

Please submit application materials to:

Department of Teaching & Learning
2nd Floor - PJW Education Center
edadvising@mso.umt.edu 

 

Matthew Schertz
Graduate Program Coordinator        
Department of Teaching & Learning
Phone: 406-243-2163
matthew.schertz@mso.umt.edu