Distance Cohort Programs

Connecting educators across Montana...

Students at Flathead Valley Community CollegeBlackfeet Community College, and Helena College will be provided the opportunity to earn a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education from the University of Montana without having to leave their communities.

Through these partnerships, UM will offer the third and fourth years of study via a combination of distance learning and face-to-face classes taught by UM faculty on the FVCC campus in Kalispell and the BCC campus in Browning. Students will engage in classroom experiences with tenure-track instructors from the nationally accredited Phyllis J. Washington College of Education and Human Sciences. Students in this program will earn the same bachelor’s degree as students physically located on the main UM campus, without the financial burden of travel, relocation or residency costs.

Kara Cutler, academic advisor in the Department of Teaching & Learning, will help walk students through the application process, program prerequisites, and field questions regarding financial aid options. Students who wish to participate in this cohort program must apply to the University of Montana and the UM Teacher Education Program, concurrently.


Application to the University of Montana

Application to the UM Teacher Education Program

Contact Information

Megan LaPalm
Academic Advisor
Department of Teaching & Learning