University of Montana

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Academics

Distinguishing Characteristics

Graduate program(s)
M.Ed. Curriculum & Instruction
M.Ed. Educational Leadership
Distinguishing characteristics of online program (as submitted by school)

The programs at UM are nationally accredited by NCATE/CAEP and state accredited in Montana. The programs offer small class sizes which allows for easy access to faculty and interaction with peers. These are the same tenured and tenure-track faculty who teach our on-campus courses. We maintain the same standards and academic rigor for both online and on-campus programs and are ADA compliant.

School type Public
Grad programs NCATE accredited Yes
Grad programs TEAC accredited No
Terms Semester

Program Offerings

Advanced degree programs offered
Education Specialist Yes
Ph.D. N/A
Ed.D. Yes
Online master's in education degree programs 2
Concentrations offered
Curriculum and Instruction
Educational Administration and Supervision
Categories of study offered to master's students
Teaching track Yes
Counseling/Psychology track N/A
Administration track Yes
Research/Policy track N/A

Course Offerings

Credit-granting courses 40

Faculty

Instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online 17 full-time; 5 part-time
Instructional faculty with Ph.D. or terminal degree 100% full-time; 60% part-time
Tenured or tenure-track faculty 17
Average experience teaching online courses N/A
Program fully finances faculty training Yes
Tech staff supporting faculty 4 full-time

Class Size

Average class size 18
Maximum class size 25

Integration With Campus

Can earn degree entirely online Yes
Can earn degree entirely abroad Yes
Possible in-person attendance requirements
Orientations No
Group projects/simulations No
Exams No
Classes include campus-based students Yes
Collaboration among online and campus students No instructor preference
Students enroll as online students No
Credits earned online equal earned on campus Yes
Faculty who teach online also teach on campus All
Same curricula for online and campus students All

Retention

One-year retention rates N/A

Graduation

Graduation rates N/A
Most frequent duration of time for new students to graduate 2.0 years
Program target time to graduate 2 years
Required time to earn degree 6 years

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