University of Montana Catalog 2023-2024

Education M.A.

Master of Arts - Education

Degree Specific Credits: 30

Required Cumulative GPA: 3.0

  • The core of the M.A. in Education program will have flexible options in each of 4 key areas: Educational Research, Learning and Assessment, Critical Social Issues, and Diversity, for total of 12 credits.
  • The remaining requirements include a 3-credit thesis and an additional 15 credits of electives in education.
  • This program is geared toward graduate students who may already hold teacher licensure or those from other areas interested in professional education degrees to prepare them for work in non-profit or non-school settings.  This degree will also prepare participants for doctoral work in education.
  • All requirements for the degree must be completed within 6 years, including successful completion of a thesis.


Educational Research - Complete one of the following courses:3
Educational Research
Action Research in Classroom
Learning and Assessment - Complete one of the following courses:3
Curriculum Design, Implementation, & Evaluation
Developmental & Learning Sciences
Analysis of Education Data
Critical Social Issues - Complete one of the following courses:3
Philosophy of Education
History of American Education
Education Technology Trends & Issues
Diversity - Complete one of the following courses:3
Education Across Cultures
Inclusion and Collaboration
Electives - Complete 15 additional graduate credits chosen in consultation with your advisor.15
Thesis - Complete the following course:
EDU 599Professional Project/Thesis3
Total Hours30