Graduate Credit Options for Teachers

Looking for graduate credits in the Montana University System? Click on a map location for program descriptions, content areas, and links to program resources. Don't forget that concurrent enrollment teachers can use their Credit-4-Credit Coupons for graduate credit in the Montana University system.

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MSU Bozeman

Graduate Programs and Courses at MSU (Bozeman)

Montana State University offers a variety of graduate degrees and certificates. In addition there are courses that can be taken by non-degree seeking students. Many courses and programs are available online or offered on campus during the summer. Note that students must satisfy the prerequisites necessary for a given course/program. Contact that program directly for more information regarding prerequisites and/or admission. Courses offered through Academic Technology & Outreach are listed on the Academic Technology & Outreach web site along with application and registration information for Academic Technology & Outreach. Non-degree seeking students may not be required to complete the graduate admission process for these courses. Click here for more information!
Montana Technological University and Highlands College of MT Tech

Montana Tech

Montana Tech has several specialized graduate programs. Please note that some programs may require pre-requisite undergraduate coursework in the subject area. Many of the programs are offered face-to-face at their campus in Butte; however, Tech does have distance courses in health care informatics, business and management, industrial hygiene, and technical communication. For more information, contact the Graduate School. or 406-496-4304.  Click here for more information!

University of Montana Missoula and Missoula College University of Montana

University of Montana - Missoula

The University of Montana offers concurrent enrollment educators a diverse range of graduate degrees, certificates, and courses that can be taken by degree- and non-degree- seeking students. Courses and programs are available fully online, blended, and on-campus, year round.  In October 2014, the University of Montana will begin offering online courses serving the specific needs of concurrent enrollment educators.  The University of Montana is developing online graduate coursework in disciplines such as, but not limited to: English Literature, English Writing, Psychology and Anthropology. For registration information, or to inquire about coursework in specific disciplines, please check back to this site, or contact us at 406.243.2572 or   Click here for more information!

Montana State University - Northern

Montana State University - Northern

MSU Northern offers graduate programs in Instruction & Learning as well as Counseling in a blended online and face-to-face format. At this time MSUN does not offer graduate credits in general education content areas. For more information about graduate studies at MSUN visit
Montana State University Billings and City College at Montana State University Billings

Montana State University - Billings

Graduate Studies at MSU Billings:
Provides a variety of courses, generally in both face to face and online modes with programs in the Health Sciences and Psychology. Below links directly to the graduate program catalog. Select the program you are interested in to find courses. Check with the individual program to determine if they accept non-degree seeking students.

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Graduate Programs and Courses at MSU (Bozeman)

The following links provide information on specific MSU offices and programs that may be helpful. Please check the specific web site or contact Academic Research & Technology for more information on a particular program.

The MSU Graduate School:
The Graduate School represents both non-degree graduate students (those individuals who would like to take classes, without a degree in mind) and degree-seeking graduate students (those applying for a specific degree). There are approximately 110 degree options, from certificates and master’s degrees to doctorates. Link to the home G.S. page, with application information: Link to all graduate areas of study:

MSU Academic Technolgy & Outreach:
Academic Technology & Outreach provides a variety of offerings in graduate level coursework, some designed specifically for educators, in face to face and online delivery modes. Academic credit courses offered are listed at

All MSU online programs along with program information can be found at:

Programs designed for teachers include:

MS in Science Education (MSSE):
MSSE promotes effective and innovative science teaching to a diverse community of science educators through the delivery of unique online and on-campus graduate courses designed specifically for science educators with a dual focus on content and pedagogy. These unique online and campus graduate courses in biology, chemistry, earth science, ecology, education, engineering, environmental science, computer science, land resources, microbiology, physics, and plant sciences may be taken to earn a graduate degree or for professional development (allows non-degree seeking students).

MS in Mathematics Education

MS in Agriculture Education

Other programs that may be of interest to teachers:

Graduate Certificate in Native American Studies

MS in Land Resources and Environmental Sciences

Masters Programs for Teachers at MSU Bozeman:

Northern Plains Transition to Teaching

Graduate Certificate in School Library Media

M. Ed in Curriculum and Instruction

Educational Leadership programs

Other MSU partner programs:
National Teachers Enhancement Network (NTEN): The National Teachers Enhancement Network (NTEN) is provides online professional development courses 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. NTEN also offers graduate certificates in science teaching to help educators gain knowledge and competence in one of five specialized content areas. Certificates include Science Teaching in: Chemistry, Earth Science, Elementary School Science, Life Science, and Physics.

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