Education for Educators

Education for Educators consists of Master's Degree Programs and Non-Degree and Certification Programs geared toward those in the education field. 

Summer Master's Degree Programs
  • Family and Financial Planning: This program helps working professionals who already have bachelor's degrees start careers assisting people with personal finances. The program is conducted in cooperation with the Board of Standards for the Certified Financial Planner™ program. Successful students will be eligible to take the Certified Financial Planner™ Certification Examination.
  • Master of Science in Mathematics (Mathematics Education Option): The MSMME program emphasizes the teaching and learning of secondary mathematics and offers a blend of courses addressing key topics in mathematics content and pedagogy. The 30-credit-hour program includes four required core content courses, two required pedagogy courses from a choice of four, and a variety of elective courses. Completing the program typically requires taking a series of online courses over two academic years and attending at least one (required) three-week summer session in Montana. 
  • Master of Science in Science Education (MSSE): MSSE is an intercollege, interdisciplinary effort. Online graduate courses are offered during the fall semester, spring semester, and summer session and will be taken by asynchronous, computer-mediated communication. Montana-based field and lab graduate courses are offered during the summer session. 
Non-Degree and Certificate Programs
  • Addiction Counseling Certificate Program: The MSU Addiction Counseling certificate represents 12 addiction specific coursework credits. These credits may be counted toward the Montana Licensed Addiction Counselor credential.
  • Educational Leadership-Superintendent Certification: The purpose of this program is to provide the minimum skills and knowledge required for the position of district superintendent. In addition to improving skill and knowledge, it is the goal of the program to create strong networks among students to support effective practices.  To that end, classes are generally offered in a blended format which combines face-to-face delivery and distance delivery.  An appropriate balance of theory and practice is designed into the content of the coursework.
  • National Teachers Enhancement Network (NTEN): The National Teachers Enhancement Network (NTEN) is one of the country's most-established online professional development programs for teachers. Courses are designed to help elementary, secondary and community college teachers develop a deeper understanding of science concepts while interacting with and learning new techniques from other teachers and researchers around the globe.
  • School Library Media Certificate Program: This program is geared toward licensed teachers who want to obtain the school library media endorsement. This certification program/endorsement can only be added to an existing teaching license.