Curriculum and Instruction
The Department of Curriculum and Instruction at The University of Montana offers advanced degrees at the master (M.Ed.) and doctoral (Ed.D.) levels. Throughout the whole of their program, students work closely with faculty to better understand how education should evolve to meet shifting demographics, new economic realities, and the growing virtual world which are collectively shaping schools in the twenty-first century. Within the context of a learning community that reflects our programmatic themes--integration of ideas, cooperative endeavors, and respect for diversity and individual worth--our goal is to prepare educators who possess a wide range of skills that will enable them to adapt to our evolving profession. Our students demonstrate competence in their subject matter and possess intellectual skills that lead to reflection, creativity, leadership, and risk-taking in their professional lives. They possess a spirit of cooperation, having both the interpersonal skills and digital communication savvy to solve problems as citizens in a democratic society. Moreover, we strive to have our students demonstrate a respect for the uniqueness and dignity of others, paying particular attention to the cultural contributions of Native Americans. Throughout their time with us, our students learn that educational initiatives must meet the needs of students, that sound education depends upon such endeavors, and that it is up to them to take this mantle forward into their own schools as teacher leaders.
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M.Ed. Curriculum and Instruction
Options: Curriculum Studies
Curriculum Studies with initial teaching licensure
Instructional Design for Technology
Comprehensive exam and 37 credits minimum
Ed.D. Curriculum and Instruction
Comprehensive exam, dissertation and 60 credits minimum beyond the master's degree
Application Materials and Deadline
- Fall - The Graduate Admissions Committee reviews applications on a rolling basis with those submitting applications by March 1 given priority. Those seeking the initial teaching licensure option must submit applications no later than March 1 to be considered for admission.
- Spring - The Graduate Admissions Committee reviews applications on a rolling basis with those submitting applications by October 1 given priority. Those seeking the initial teaching licensure option must submit applications no later than October 1 to be considered for admission.
- Summer - The Graduate Admissions Committee reviews applications on a rolling basis with those submitting applications by March 1 given priority. Those seeking the initial teaching licensure option must submit applications no later than March 1 to be considered for admission.
Instructions for applying to the Graduate School are in the Applying for Admission section on this web site.
In addition to the application materials required by the Graduate School, the Department of Curriculum and Instruction also requires additional materials. Please see the Curriculum & Instruction website for additional information.
Assistantship Application and Deadline
- Applications for assistantships for the upcoming academic year must be received by March 1. Contact the chair of the graduate committee in Curriculum and Instruction for additional information.
For additional information about financial assistance, see the Financial Information section on this web site.
The Department of Curriculum and Instruction has a limited number of teaching assistantships (TAs) available each year. Our TAs work with the field placement of pre-service teachers, teaching introductory technology courses, teaching introductory field experience courses, helping with other classes as needed, and/or supervising student teachers. Teaching assistants are selected according to their experiences and their fit with departmental needs. Applications for the upcoming academic year are due March 1. Teaching assistants are required to register for 9 credits each semester.
Native American Teaching Assistants
Summer-only TA positions are available for Native American teachers working on a graduate degree in education. Please contact the graduate chair for more information.
For additional information and an application form, contact the chair of the graduate committee in curriculum and instruction.
Curriculum and Instruction
Phyllis J. Washington College of Education & Human Sciences
32 Campus Drive #6346
Missoula, MT 59812-6346
Fax: (406) 243-4908
Graduate Admissions Co-Chairs
Morgen Alwell, Ph.D.