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Curriculum and Instruction - Teacher Licensure, M.Ed.

  • Application Deadline
  • 30 months
, MT,
The Teacher Licensure program of study is designed for persons who have baccalaureate degrees from accredited institutions in fields other than Education who wish to become elementary,  secondary,  and K-12 teachers. 


Most of the courses in this program are offered in the evening and many are offered online allowing for flexible completion of the program.

5 Reasons to Choose MSUB for this Degree
  • College of Education is NCATE accredited
  • Flexible course delivery methods including evening and online classes
  • Low student/faculty ratio
  • Provides the coursework for a student to become a teacher with an undergraduate degree in a field other than Education
  • Graduates find good employment opportunities in Montana and out of state school districts 
  • Accreditation

    Montana State University Billings is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.

    Programme Structure

    Courses include:

    • Curriculum Theory: Analysis and Practice
    • Critical Issues in Education
    • Research Design and Interpretation
    • Curriculum Development
    • Graduate Practicum
    • Introduction to Educational Technology
    • Student Teaching (K-12)
    • Student Teaching Secondary
    • Social, Philosophical, and Legal Issues in Education
    • Advanced Human Development and Learning
    • Education of Exceptional Learners

    Detailed Programme Facts

    • Programme intensity Full-time
      • Full-time duration 30 months
    • Languages
      • English
    • Delivery mode

    English Language Requirements

    • Minimum required score:


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    • Minimum required score:


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    Academic Requirements

    You need the following GPA score:

    Required score: 3

    Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

    Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

    General Requirements

    • a completed graduate student application form;
    • admission test scores (a photocopy will suffice to accommodate the evaluation process but applicants must instruct the testing service to supply official copies); 
    • official transcripts reflecting all baccalaureate and post-baccalaureate work including degrees earned;
    • payment of a non-refundable application fee of $40.00;
    • a letter of intent or essay, if required by the program (See Degrees & Programs);
    • three letters of recommendation, if required by the program (See Degrees & Programs);
    • a vita or resume, if required by the program (See Degrees & Programs);

    Tuition Fee

    • International

      1088 USD/credit
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 1088 USD per credit and a duration of 30 months.
    • National

      540 USD/credit
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 540 USD per credit and a duration of 30 months.
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    Living costs for Billings

    • 945 - 1960 USD/month
      Living Costs

    The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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