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MASTER OF EDUCATION

Theory & Practice -- Interdisciplinary Studies Option

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Program Description

This degree program allows students to develop a comprehensive plan for advanced study in an area of education other than those specifically designed programs in the Department. Programs of study in this option must include coursework from a minimum of two programs. This degree program is not applicable for teacher licensure.

Students pursuing degrees in this program area will have an Advisory Committee, which consists of faculty from at least two departments. The Advisory Committee will meet with the student and approve the Program of Study.

Most of the courses in this program are offered in the evening and some are offered online allowing for flexible completion of the program.

Admission Criteria/Application Procedures

1. Undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0
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2. Graduate GPA of at least 3.0
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3. Standardized graduate admission test (GRE)

Program Structure

Courses Credits
EDF 501 Research Design & Interpretation 3
EDF 530 Advanced Human Development & Learning 3
Professional Specialization
Programs of study will include coursework from at least two departments. Students should meet with a faculty advisor from the department which specializes in their area of interest to determine specific departmental requirements in this area.
24
EDC 599 Thesis
or
EDCI/EDF 698 Directed Research Project
6

3
EDCI 697 Critical Issues in Education 3
OR
EDCI 690 Internship 3
EDCI 697 Critical Issues in Education 3
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Total minimum credits required for option 36
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Total minimum credits required for degree
36
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Online?
some online
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Evening classes?
yes
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Program length
(approximate)
Courses are offered during fall, spring and summer semesters. If you take a full load of 9 credits per semester, you could finish this program in about 4 semesters.
 
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School districts that have hired our graduates

· Billings School District #2
· Hardin School District
· Billings Catholic Schools
· Lavina Public Schools
· Hot Springs Co. School District - Thermopolis, Wyoming
· Laurel Public Schools
· Park City Schools
· Fairview Public Schools
· Mesa Public Schools - Mesa, AZ
· Big Timber Public Schools
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