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1501 South 11th Avenue
P.O. Box 172750
Bozeman, MT 59717-2750

Tel: (406) 994-2053
Toll Free: (800) 457-1696
Fax: (406) 994-6081

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Michael Stevenson

College of Education, Health & Human Development

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College of Education, Health and Human Development

Department of Health and Human Development

Herrick Hall was constructed in 1925-1926 for $140,000 following a design by Fred F. Willson, a former MSU student and renowned local architect. The building was a welcome sight for the department, which had changed locations nearly as often as it changed names. Herrick Hall was named after the college's first Dean of Women students, Dean Una B. Herrick. Herrick arrived at M.S.C. in 1911.

Herrick Hall is currently undergoing renovations throughout the building, specifically in the Foods and Nutrition Labs, to accommodate growing programs and increased research in the area of Nutrition and Movement Science.

The Department of Health and Human Development is also located in the newly renovated Hoseaus PE Complex and offers the following programs, in addition to the programs already mentioned:

  • Community Health
  • Early Childhood Education and Child Services
  • Family and Consumer Sciences, Teaching, and Non-teaching options
  • Health Enhancement K-12 (Health and Physical Education teaching)
  • Health and Human Performance, options in Exercise Science or Kinesiology
  • Sustainable Foods

It is a focus of the Department of Health and Human Development to integrate five key components into its curriculums with a purpose of enriching human well-being:

  • Social
  • Economic/Financial
  • Emotional/Spiritual
  • Physical
  • Intellectual

Department of Education

The Department of Education, housed in Reid Hall, offers professional programs for the preparation of elementary and secondary teachers at the baccalaureate and master's level.  Additionally, the master’s level educational leadership program trains educators who want to become principals or superintendents. The Teacher Education Program is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), as are the master's level programs for the preparation of elementary and high school principals. The doctoral programs in school administration and curriculum and instruction are also NCATE accredited.

In addition, all education programs are approved by the Montana Board of Public Education to offer licensure to teachers and school leaders in Montana.