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Master of Education
Theory & Practice Interdisciplinary Studies Option



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 in clude 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.

School Districts That Have Hired Our Graduates
  • Billings School District #2
  • Billings Catholic Schools
  • Hot Springs Co. School District, Thermopolis, Wyoming
  • Laurel Public Schools
  • Fairview Public Schools
  • Big Timber Public Schools
  • Hardin School District
  • Lavina Public Schools
  • Park City Schools
  • Mesa Public Schools, Mesa, AZ
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 5-6 semesters

Courses Credits
Professional Core 6
EDF 501 Research Design and Interpretation 3
EDF 530 Advanced Human Development and 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.
Professional Capstone 6
EC/RD/SPED 599 Thesis 6
EC/RD/SPED 590 Internship.
EC/RD/SPED 597 Action Research Project and Seminar 3
Total minimum credits required for Interdisciplinary Studies Option 39

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