Master's Degree Program Admission

When to Apply:

  • Apply by September 15th for admission for Spring 2022.
  • Apply by February 15th for admission for Fall 2022.

How to Apply:

Applicants seeking admission to a Department of Teaching & Learning graduate degree program must complete:

  • The Grade School online application.
  • The Department of Teaching & Learning program specific application via Submittable.
    • Please note that these are separate applications and some requirements are common to both applications.

*Applicants seeking admission to a licensure/endorsement program (initial elementary, initial secondary, early childhood education, special education, teacher librarian) must also:

  • Initiate a background check with fingerprinting, per the instructions on our website (also detailed within the Submittable application)

1. Initiate a background check with fingerprinting, per the instructions on our website (also detailed within the Submittable application).

2. Complete the Graduate School online applicaction (with a $60 fee).

3. Submit official transcripts from all institutions attended. Official transcripts can be sent via your prior institution or from a third-party vendor (National Student Clearinghouse, Parchment, or eScript) to:  grad.school@umontana.edu

Mailed transcripts must be sent directly from the degree granting institution via sealed mail to:

University of Montana
Graduate School
32 Campus Drive #2592
Missoula, MT 59812-2592

  • UM alumni do not need to provide official transcripts.

4. Complete the Department of Teaching & Learning M.Ed. program application via Submittable with the following items:

  • Letter of intent
  • Resume
  • Prior degree information (degree type, institution, major areas of study, date earned, GPA)
  • Three letters of recommendation
    • You will provide email addresses for your recommenders who will receive a prompt from Submittable
  • One item  from the list below if your undergraduate GPA meets the minimum 3.0. Two items from the list below if your undergraduate GPA is below 3.0:
    • Official GRE scores. (Revised test: Verbal of 146 or higher, Quantitative of 143 or higher, and Writing of 4.0 or higher)
    • Official MAT score. (383 or higher)
    • Official transcript from an institution awarding an M.A./M.Ed./M.S. with a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
    • 500-word essay response to the following prompt: "Select and describe on significant learning experience from your life. Identify what you learned and explain how it will contribute to your work as a teacher." (Note: This essay also fulfills the essay requirement for all licensure applicants described below.)
    • National Board Certification.
5. Background check with fingerprinting ackowledgements (completed within Submittable):
  • Initial Background Check Screening Form (in Submittable application)
  • Background Check Authorization Form (in Submittable application)
  • Application and Notice NPCA VCA Form. A link to this form will be emailed to your official UM email address (or to the email address provided in your application)

6. A 500-word essay response to the following prompt: "Select and describe one significant learning experience from your life. Identify what you learned and explain how it will contribute to your work as a teacher." (Note: This essay also fulfills the GPA requirements described above.)

7. Written description of experience with children and youth. This is a two-to-three paragraph document, separate from the resume and the essay prompt.

*This application includes an abbreviated description of the Teaching & Learning Graduate Program requirements found in: The Graduate Program Handbook.

1. Initiate a background check with fingerprinting, per the instructions on our website (also detailed within the Submittable application).

2. Complete the Graduate School online applicaction (with a $60 fee).

3. Submit official transcripts from all institutions attended. Official transcripts can be sent via your prior institution or from a third-party vendor (National Student Clearinghouse, Parchment, or eScript) to:  grad.school@umontana.edu

Mailed transcripts must be sent directly from the degree granting institution via sealed mail to:

University of Montana
Graduate School
32 Campus Drive #2592
Missoula, MT 59812-2592

  • UM alumni do not need to provide official transcripts.

4. Complete the Department of Teaching & Learning M.Ed. program application via Submittable with the following items:

  • Letter of intent
  • Resume
  • Prior degree information (degree type, institution, major areas of study, date earned, GPA)
  • Three letters of recommendation
    • You will provide email addresses for your recommenders who will receive a prompt from Submittable
  • One item  from the list below if your undergraduate GPA meets the minimum 3.0. Two items from the list below if your undergraduate GPA is below 3.0:
    • Official GRE scores. (Revised test: Verbal of 146 or higher, Quantitative of 143 or higher, and Writing of 4.0 or higher)
    • Official MAT score. (383 or higher)
    • Official transcript from an institution awarding an M.A./M.Ed./M.S. with a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
    • 500-word essay response to the following prompt: "Select and describe on significant learning experience from your life. Identify what you learned and explain how it will contribute to your work as a teacher." (Note: This essay also fulfills the essay requirement for all licensure applicants described below.)
    • National Board Certification.
5. Background check with fingerprinting ackowledgements (completed within Submittable):
  • Initial Background Check Screening Form (in Submittable application)
  • Background Check Authorization Form (in Submittable application)
  • Application and Notice NPCA VCA Form. A link to this form will be emailed to your official UM email address (or to the email address provided in your application)

6. A 500-word essay response to the following prompt: "Select and describe one significant learning experience from your life. Identify what you learned and explain how it will contribute to your work as a teacher." (Note: This essay also fulfills the GPA requirements described above.)

7. Written description of experience with children and youth. This is a two-to-three paragraph document, separate from the resume and the essay prompt.

*This application includes an abbreviated description of the Teaching & Learning Graduate Program requirements found in: The Graduate Program Handbook.

1. Initiate a background check with fingerprinting, per the instructions on our website (also detailed within the Submittable application).

2. Complete the Graduate School online applicaction (with a $60 fee).

3. Submit official transcripts from all institutions attended. Official transcripts can be sent via your prior institution or from a third-party vendor (National Student Clearinghouse, Parchment, or eScript) to:  grad.school@umontana.edu

Mailed transcripts must be sent directly from the degree granting institution via sealed mail to:

University of Montana
Graduate School
32 Campus Drive #2592
Missoula, MT 59812-2592

  • UM alumni do not need to provide official transcripts.

4. Complete the Department of Teaching & Learning M.Ed. program application via Submittable with the following items:

  • Letter of intent
  • Resume
  • Prior degree information (degree type, institution, major areas of study, date earned, GPA)
  • Three letters of recommendation
    • You will provide email addresses for your recommenders who will receive a prompt from Submittable
  • One item  from the list below if your undergraduate GPA meets the minimum 3.0. Two items from the list below if your undergraduate GPA is below 3.0:
    • Official GRE scores. (Revised test: Verbal of 146 or higher, Quantitative of 143 or higher, and Writing of 4.0 or higher)
    • Official MAT score. (383 or higher)
    • Official transcript from an institution awarding an M.A./M.Ed./M.S. with a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
    • 500-word essay response to the following prompt: "Select and describe on significant learning experience from your life. Identify what you learned and explain how it will contribute to your work as a teacher." (Note: This essay also fulfills the essay requirement for all licensure applicants described below.)
    • National Board Certification.
5. Background check with fingerprinting ackowledgements (completed within Submittable):
  • Initial Background Check Screening Form (in Submittable application)
  • Background Check Authorization Form (in Submittable application)
  • Application and Notice NPCA VCA Form. A link to this form will be emailed to your official UM email address (or to the email address provided in your application)

6. A 500-word essay response to the following prompt: "Select and describe one significant learning experience from your life. Identify what you learned and explain how it will contribute to your work as a teacher." (Note: This essay also fulfills the GPA requirements described above.)

7. Written description of experience with children and youth. This is a two-to-three paragraph document, separate from the resume and the essay prompt.

*This application includes an abbreviated description of the Teaching & Learning Graduate Program requirements found in: The Graduate Program Handbook.

1. Initiate a background check with fingerprinting, per the instructions on our website (also detailed within the Submittable application).

2. Complete the Graduate School online applicaction (with a $60 fee).

3. Submit official transcripts from all institutions attended. Official transcripts can be sent via your prior institution or from a third-party vendor (National Student Clearinghouse, Parchment, or eScript) to:  grad.school@umontana.edu

Mailed transcripts must be sent directly from the degree granting institution via sealed mail to:

University of Montana
Graduate School
32 Campus Drive #2592
Missoula, MT 59812-2592

  • UM alumni do not need to provide official transcripts.

4. Complete the Department of Teaching & Learning M.Ed. program application via Submittable with the following items:

  • Letter of intent
  • Resume
  • Prior degree information (degree type, institution, major areas of study, date earned, GPA)
  • Three letters of recommendation
    • You will provide email addresses for your recommenders who will receive a prompt from Submittable
  • One item  from the list below if your undergraduate GPA meets the minimum 3.0. Two items from the list below if your undergraduate GPA is below 3.0:
    • Official GRE scores. (Revised test: Verbal of 146 or higher, Quantitative of 143 or higher, and Writing of 4.0 or higher)
    • Official MAT score. (383 or higher)
    • Official transcript from an institution awarding an M.A./M.Ed./M.S. with a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
    • 500-word essay response to the following prompt: "Select and describe on significant learning experience from your life. Identify what you learned and explain how it will contribute to your work as a teacher." (Note: This essay also fulfills the essay requirement for all licensure applicants described below.)
    • National Board Certification.
5. Background check with fingerprinting ackowledgements (completed within Submittable):
  • Initial Background Check Screening Form (in Submittable application)
  • Background Check Authorization Form (in Submittable application)
  • Application and Notice NPCA VCA Form. A link to this form will be emailed to your official UM email address (or to the email address provided in your application)

6. A 500-word essay response to the following prompt: "Select and describe one significant learning experience from your life. Identify what you learned and explain how it will contribute to your work as a teacher." (Note: This essay also fulfills the GPA requirements described above.)

7. Written description of experience with children and youth. This is a two-to-three paragraph document, separate from the resume and the essay prompt.

*This application includes an abbreviated description of the Teaching & Learning Graduate Program requirements found in: The Graduate Program Handbook.

1. Initiate a background check with fingerprinting, per the instructions on our website (also detailed within the Submittable application).

2. Complete the Graduate School online applicaction (with a $60 fee).

3. Submit official transcripts from all institutions attended. Official transcripts can be sent via your prior institution or from a third-party vendor (National Student Clearinghouse, Parchment, or eScript) to:  grad.school@umontana.edu

Mailed transcripts must be sent directly from the degree granting institution via sealed mail to:

University of Montana
Graduate School
32 Campus Drive #2592
Missoula, MT 59812-2592

  • UM alumni do not need to provide official transcripts.

4. Complete the Department of Teaching & Learning M.Ed. program application via Submittable with the following items:

  • Letter of intent
  • Resume
  • Prior degree information (degree type, institution, major areas of study, date earned, GPA)
  • Three letters of recommendation
    • You will provide email addresses for your recommenders who will receive a prompt from Submittable
  • One item  from the list below if your undergraduate GPA meets the minimum 3.0. Two items from the list below if your undergraduate GPA is below 3.0:
    • Official GRE scores. (Revised test: Verbal of 146 or higher, Quantitative of 143 or higher, and Writing of 4.0 or higher)
    • Official MAT score. (383 or higher)
    • Official transcript from an institution awarding an M.A./M.Ed./M.S. with a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
    • 500-word essay response to the following prompt: "Select and describe on significant learning experience from your life. Identify what you learned and explain how it will contribute to your work as a teacher." (Note: This essay also fulfills the essay requirement for all licensure applicants described below.)
    • National Board Certification.
5. Background check with fingerprinting ackowledgements (completed within Submittable):
  • Initial Background Check Screening Form (in Submittable application)
  • Background Check Authorization Form (in Submittable application)
  • Application and Notice NPCA VCA Form. A link to this form will be emailed to your official UM email address (or to the email address provided in your application)

6. A 500-word essay response to the following prompt: "Select and describe one significant learning experience from your life. Identify what you learned and explain how it will contribute to your work as a teacher." (Note: This essay also fulfills the GPA requirements described above.)

7. Written description of experience with children and youth. This is a two-to-three paragraph document, separate from the resume and the essay prompt.

*This application includes an abbreviated description of the Teaching & Learning Graduate Program requirements found in: The Graduate Program Handbook.

1. Complete the Graduate School online applicaction (with a $60 fee).

2. Submit official transcripts from all institutions attended. Official transcripts can be sent via your prior institution or from a third-party vendor (National Student Clearinghouse, Parchment, or eScript) to:  grad.school@umontana.edu

Mailed transcripts must be sent directly from the degree granting institution via sealed mail to:

University of Montana
Graduate School
32 Campus Drive #2592
Missoula, MT 59812-2592

  • UM alumni do not need to provide official transcripts.

3. Complete the Department of Teaching & Learning M.Ed. program application via Submittable with the following items:

  • Letter of intent
  • Resume
  • Prior degree information (degree type, institution, major areas of study, date earned, GPA)
  • Three letters of recommendation
    • You will provide email addresses for your recommenders who will receive a prompt from Submittable
  • One item  from the list below if your undergraduate GPA meets the minimum 3.0. Two items from the list below if your undergraduate GPA is below 3.0:
    • Official GRE scores. (Revised test: Verbal of 146 or higher, Quantitative of 143 or higher, and Writing of 4.0 or higher)
    • Official MAT score. (383 or higher)
    • Official transcript from an institution awarding an M.A./M.Ed./M.S. with a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
    • 500-word essay response to the following prompt: "Select and describe on significant learning experience from your life. Identify what you learned and explain how it will contribute to your work as a teacher." (Note: This essay also fulfills the essay requirement for all licensure applicants described below.)
    • National Board Certification.

*This application includes an abbreviated description of the Teaching & Learning Graduate Program requirements found in: The Graduate Program Handbook.

Graduate Program Teaching Assistantships are incredibly competitive, due to the limited positions available at both the Master's and Doctoral level. TA applications are only accepted for the February 15th Fall/Autumn deadline for the following academic year. Please contact the Graduate Program Coordinator for more information.

Contact Us

Please submit application materials to:

Department of Teaching & Learning
2nd Floor - PJW Education Center
edadvising@mso.umt.edu 

 

Matthew Schertz
Graduate Program Coordinator        
Department of Teaching & Learning
Phone: 406-243-2163
matthew.schertz@mso.umt.edu