Curriculum & Instruction

Program Overview

The program in Curriculum & Instruction offers a Master of Education and a Doctor of Education. The Master of Education (M.Ed.) degree is designed to meet the needs of elementary and secondary classroom teachers, subject matter specialists, subject area supervisors, curriculum coordinators, and educational scholars and researchers. The Master of Education (M.Ed.) degree has three options: the Professional Educator, Educational Research, and Technology Education.Grad student giving lecture

The Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) degree is designed to prepare graduates to assume positions in college and university teacher education programs.  Graduates will develop the rich knowledge base in educational theory and practice needed to conduct research and engage in service to the greater education community.  The program offers multiple opportunities to engage in college teaching, research grounded in cutting-edge educational issues, and collaborative activities in diverse educational settings including faculty from other disciplines.  

The Department also offers the School Library Media Graduate Endorsement program. This totally online program is offered through the Montana State University Extended University. It consists of 21 semester credits (7 courses). The program is for teachers who want to add an endorsement in K-12 Library Media to a teaching license or take courses for certification in Library Media. Information for this program is located at: