Curriculum and Instruction - Teacher Licensure

Montana State University Billings

30 months
1088 USD/credit
540 USD/credit
Tuition fee
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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 
  • 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

    Key information


    • Full-time
      • 30 months

    Start dates & application deadlines





    Academic requirements

    GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

    English requirements

    TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
    IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

    Other requirements

    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.


    The annual Graduate Studies Endowment Scholarships in honor of Drs. C. Robert Waterman, Helen Wilson and Robert McRae will be awarded in the spring. Outstanding graduate students will receive $1,000 each for the academic year as Waterman, Wilson and McRae Scholars. Need or current financial aid will not be considered in making these awards.

    Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

    Due for update

    Updated over a year ago

    Check the official programme website for potential updates.

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