For information on undergraduate teacher preparation programs
Please contact Cyndi Meldahl, Education Advising Center, 132 Reid Hall, MSU Bozeman, MT 59717
Phone: (406)-994-1880 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
For information on graduate programs, please contact the appropriate Program Leader:
* Educational Leadership: Dr. William Ruff, (406)-994-4182 or email email@example.com
* Adult & Higher Education: Dr. Carrie B. Myers, (406)-994-4203 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
* Curriculum & Instruction: Dr. Elisabeth Swanson, (406)-994-5952 or email email@example.com
For graduate programs admissions materials and information contact the Program Assistant: (406)-994-6786 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Department HeadDr. Jayne Downey
213 Reid Hall
994-7426 or email email@example.com
• L.J. Bruwelheide; library media
• R.N. Carson; director, Northern Plains Transition to Teaching
• A. de Onis; reading, language arts
• A. Bangert; educational statistic, educational research.
• M. Brody; science education
• J. Carjuzaa; multicultural education
• S. Davis; technology education
• J. Downey; educational psychology
• J. Erickson; educational administration
• J. Herbeck; reading, language arts
• M. Lockhart; adult & higher education
• P. Lund; art education
• B. Palmer; adult & higher education
• W. Ruff; educational administration
• E. Swanson; science education
• L. Kelting-Gibson; assessment
• M. Leonard; science education
• F. Luo; mathematics education
• N. Lux; educational technology
• C. Myers; adult & higher education
• L. Baker; higher education
• W. Freese; instructional media
• L. Haughey; technology education
• G. Pease; educational administration
• C. Rogers Stanton; educational psychology
• S. Schmitt-Wilson; multicultural education
• R. Shaffer; educational administration
- • P. Ingraham; field placements & licensure
Programs and Degrees Offered
- College Teaching Certificate
- School Library Media Graduate Endorsement
- M.Ed. • Adult and Higher Education
- Ed.S. • Educational Leadership
- Ed.D. • Adult and Higher Education
• Curriculum and Instruction
• Educational Leadership
• Curriculum and Instruction
• Educational Leadership
The department is divided into three units: Curriculum & Instruction, Educational Leadership, and Adult & Higher Education. Doctoral (Ed.D) programs are offered in three majors: Educational Leadership; Adult and Higher Education; and Curriculum and Instruction. Masters degrees also are available in these three majors. A specialist degree is available in Educational Leadership and Curriculum and Instruction. Additional degree requirements are listed in the For Master's Students and For Doctoral Students sections.
Application ProceduresApplication forms, as well as additional program information, may be obtained from the Graduate Programs in Education Office, 215 Reid Hall, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT 59717. For specific program information contact the Program Leaders (listed above). For admissions Information and forms contact the Graduate Programs Office (see above). Admissions materials are reviewed at least three times per year by the individual program screening committees. Successful applicants are accepted into both the department and The Graduate School.
Adult and Higher EducationThis program offers the Master's of Education and Doctor of Education in Adult and Higher Education to admitted students who have varied academic field/discipline and professional backgrounds. Students focus on the theory, research, and informed professional practice in either higher education (academics, administration, or student affairs) or adult post-secondary education. Coursework is divided into two categories: required and electives, and research and statistics. Doctoral students must conduct research and write an original theory-based dissertation. Courses are offered with working students as a target group and are generally offered evenings and week-ends. Many courses are offered as hybrid courses with a combination of face-to-face and distance delivery. Some courses are offered 100% online.
Subject areas of particular interest and supported by the program's current faculty's research agendas include assessment, institutional research, scholarship of teaching, and distance education. In most cases the diversity of learners and institutions represented in adult and higher education is addressed, and students are encouraged to develop specialization via course assignments. Required courses vary by degree and background of the student. Refer to the Adult and Higher Education handbook located at: www.montana.edu/wwweduc for additional and current information regarding courses offered and schedules.
The Adult and Higher Education Program also offers a Certificate in College Teaching to develop and promote exemplary teaching among graduate students, aspiring faculty, and current faculty wanting to enhance their teaching skills. The goal of the certificate is to make individuals more competitive in the job market as instructors and faculty members at colleges and universities. A total of 12 credits of course work are required to earn the College Teaching Certificate. Taking three credits a semester, participants will be able to earn the certificate in two years. Taking six credits a semester, participants will be able to earn the certificate in a year. Participants may enroll in the program either Fall or Spring.
See course listings on-line at: www.montana.edu/ehhd/educ/ahe
Curriculum and InstructionThe program in Curriculum and Instruction offers two degrees: Master of Education and Doctor of Education. The Master of Education 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:
- Professional Educator option
- Educational Research option
- Technology Education option
The Department also offers the School Library Media K-12 graduate endorsement program. This totally online program is offered through the MSU 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 recertification in Library Media.
The Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) degree is designed to prepare graduates to assume positions in college and university teacher education programs. Graduates will possess the rich knowledge base in educational theory and practice necessary to conduct research and engage in service to the greater education community. Students will have multiple opportunities to engage in college teaching, research connected to educational issues of their choice
and collaborative activities in diverse educational settings, and with faculty from other disciplines. Refer to the Curriculum and Instruction program guide located at www.montana.edu/wwweduc/ and click on Graduate Programs, Curriculum and Instruction, for additional and current information regarding courses offered and schedules.
Educational LeadershipThe program in educational leadership offers three degrees: Master's in Education, Education Specialist, and Doctor of Education.
Student programs are developed on an individual basis after a review of previous experience as well as future goals. Programs include courses required for a Montana Class 3 administrative license with a K-12 Superintendent endorsement. Certification requirements of other states can be incorporated into the programs. An internship or field experience is required as a part of each of the above degree programs. Furthermore, understanding and applying research is an integral part of the degree programs. For additional information, please review the Educational Leadership program web pages within the Department of Education website at: www.montana.edu/ehhd/educ/edleadership/index.shtmlReview all courses at: www.montana.edu/ehhd/educ/edleadership
AdmissionsRefer to the Admission Policies and Application Requirements sections for specific application requirements and instructions. Successful applicants must be accepted into both the department and The Graduate School. The Education Specialist degree must meet the minimum requirements under the For Doctoral Students section with the following two exceptions: 1) no dissertation is required, and 2) courses over seven years old may not be included on the graduate program. Additional requirements for the Ed.S. degree are available through the Department of Education. All Ed.S. degree candidates are expected to be familiar with both departmental and The Graduate School's requirements.
While many requirements for the Education Specialist degree are the same as those for the Doctor of Education degree, it must be clearly understood that admission to one program does not imply admission to the other. Transfer from doctoral to Education Specialist status will be possible only if the applicant has: 1) earned at least a 3.0 grade point average in all prior work applicable toward the doctorate degree, and 2) has not failed the doctoral comprehensive exam.