Montana State University

Department of Education

Montana State University
P.O. Box 172880
Bozeman, MT 59717-2880

Tel: (406) 994-3120
Fax: (406) 994-3261
E-mail: educ@montana.edu
Location: 222 Reid Hall

For graduate programs:

Graduate Programs
215 Reid Hall
Tel: (406) 994-6786
Email: edgrad@montana.edu

College Dean:

Dr. Lynda Ransdell

Department Head:

Dr. Jayne Downey

 

Department of Education Title

College Department

Graduate Programs in Curriculum and Instruction

Masters Program

The Master's Degree in Curriculum & Instruction has been completely redesigned to provide cutting edge professional development for educators from diverse professional backgrounds. We have created three new options within the C&I Master’s Degree to better meet the needs of both K-12 teachers and educational researchers. They include:

As you look over our new C&I options, you will find that the graduate faculty are committed to offering multiple avenues for students to fulfill their goals and expectations for advanced study in teaching, learning, and curriculum design. The program provides academic preparation for educators who seek higher education in order to become master teachers, scholars, researchers, or curriculum coordinators in schools, districts, and other educational agencies. The program is structured to allow full-time working professionals to continue their jobs while working toward an advanced degree.

Doctoral Program

The Doctoral Degree in Curriculum and Instruction has been designed to prepare students to teach in teacher education programs across the country in college and university settings. Progress through the degree provides students with opportunities to develop their professional knowledge and skills in the areas of research, teaching, and service.

The graduate faculty are committed to offering multiple avenues for students to reach their goals and expectations for advanced study in teaching, learning, and teacher education. The program takes an integrated approach to pre-service teacher education. The study of the theoretical underpinnings of teacher education are carefully examined in the context of practical experiences in teacher education research, college teaching, and professional service.

The program is designed to be specifically tailored to each doctoral student’s area of research interest while providing cutting edge knowledge and skills in the research and theory. The program is structured to be completed in 3 to 4 years and attempts to provide tuition support for residential doctoral students.