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Master of Education
Special Education Interdisciplinary Studies Option


This degree program allows students to develop a comprehensive plan for advanced study in an area of education other than the specifically designed programs in the Department. Programs of study in this option must include course work from a minimum of two programs. This 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 programs. The Advisory Committee will meet with the student and approve the Program of Study.

Advising Options for professional specialization: Early Childhood/Reading, Early Childhood/Special Education, Reading/Special Education

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

School Districts That Have Hired Our Graduates
  • Billings School District #2
  • Big Timber Public Schools
  • Huntley Project School District
  • Wibaux Public Schools
  • Campbell County Schools, Gillette, WY
  • Hardin School District
  • Helena Public Schools
  • Dawson County Schools
Admission Criteria/Application Procedures
  1. Undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0
  2. Graduate GPA of at least 3.0
  3. Standardized graduate admission test (GRE)
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Please contact the office of Graduate Studies for information about this program, admission requirements, application forms, graduate assistantships and other scholarship information. Contact us as well for information about any of our graduate degree programs.

Our office is located in McMullen Hall, First Floor.
The office is open from 8:00 to 5:00 (Mountain time) Monday through Friday. Office: 406-657-2238 Fax: 406-657-2302

Program Structure

Online? Some Online
Evening Classes? Yes
Program Length: If you take a full load of 9 credits per semester, you could finish this program in about 4-5 semesters

courses credit
EDF 501 Research Design & Interpretation 3
EDF 530 Advanced Human Development & Learning 3
Professional Specialization
Programs of study will include course work 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.
EC/RD/SPED 599 Thesis
EC/RD/SPED 590 Internship

EC/RD/SPED 597 Action Research Project & Seminar 3
Total minimum credits required for option 39
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