Department of Education – Department of Education

In case you missed something, an archive of department communications related to the response to COVID-19 aka the coronavirus has been posted.

Due to the COVID-19 virus, the April 1, 2020 Graduate Application deadline for Fall
semester has been extended to May 4, 2020
.  We understand that Official Test Scores (GRE/MAT/GMAT/IELTS/TOEFL) and Official
Transcripts may be difficult to provide at this time. We request that unofficial test
scores and unofficial transcripts be uploaded to your application for our faculty
reviewers. If your testing date has been rescheduled due to COVID19, please notify [email protected]  The Department of Education will require applicants to have official test scores
and official transcripts filed by August 30th.  If you have any questions relating
to your graduate application you may contact [email protected]

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The Mission of the Department of Education is to prepare highly qualified professional educators and administrators through exemplary
campus and distance based programs and field placements in quality public and private
schools. In addition, the department contributes to the state of Montana and the nation
through the faculty’s active research and outreach efforts.

Guidance for Prospective Students


Reid Hall

Located in Reid Hall on the Montana State University-Bozeman campus, the Department of Education offers
three program areas:

Curriculum & Instruction (C&I)


As the undergraduate teacher education unit, C&I provides programs in elementary and secondary education and works with other
departments on campus in their teacher education majors and minors. Teacher education
is situated within the unit of Curriculum & Instruction of the Department of Education,
which is resident in the College of Education, Health & Human Development. The pre-service and in-service teacher education programs in the Department of Education
have been designed to provide a rich, balanced education, firmly grounded in the liberal
arts and contextualized in professional preparation coursework based on current educational
theory and praxis. In addition to the coursework of the Department’s pre-service teacher
education programs are the field experiences, which are carefully structured, graduated,
and supervised. The integration of these two learning experiences allows students
to develop and demonstrate the breadth of knowledge, competencies and professional
commitment that empowers them to contribute and to lead in a dynamic professional
environment upon graduation.


C&I offers a masters degree program for advanced professional development for practicing teachers and other education
professionals, and doctoral level programs for those preparing to teach in education departments at the university level.

Adult and Higher Education

The program in Adult and Higher Education offers masters and doctoral level programs for those seeking careers in Higher Education or other post-secondary educational

Educational Leadership

The Educational Leadership program offers a masters level certification and degree program for the principalship, and a doctoral level certification program (Ed.D.) to prepare individuals for the superintendency.


The Department has recently added a new PhD degree with options in all three program

Doctor of Philosophy in Education (PhD)

The Doctor of Philosophy in Education degree is designed for graduate students seeking
faculty, administrative, or research positions in higher education or positions within
research organizations that require educational research in highly specialized disciplines.
This degree offers options in Curriculum & Instruction, Educational Leadership, or Adult and Higher Education.

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