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UMW Ranked Among Top 50 Universities for Teaching and Education Degrees

September 29, 2020 recently ranked the University of Montana Western in the top 50 universities for education and teaching degrees in the United States.

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To help potential educators find the best education/teaching programs in the United States, the team at gathered data and conducted research to identify some of the best schools for education and teaching degrees. searched stats available from the U.S. Department of Education as well as looked at the details offered by the schools themselves. The result was a list of schools that all offer a range of degrees for both those looking to prepare for a teaching career as well as for those looking to add a specialty area, advance their career, or move into education administration. Besides looking at their program offerings, also looked at things like their extracurricular activity options, school of education facilities, hands-on training options and field experiences, and partnerships with local school districts.

The University of Montana Western ranked 18 on the list and was the only university from Montana to be featured. To view the full list of schools, visit 

“The University of Montana Western is impressively home to the oldest education program in the state, and students can take part in small classes and a fantastic Experience One block scheduling system that allows for more focus on individual courses. Many education programs are available here, including two associate’s degrees, 16 bachelor’s degrees, and three certificate programs, some of which include an Associate of Applied Science in Early Childhood Education, Bachelor of Science in Biology and Secondary Education, and a Certificate in Physical Education and Health K-12. This school in Dillon, MT, also sponsors a unique X-Camp, which is an educational camp for kids held every summer, and students can gain teaching experience by joining in the program,” the article stated.

To learn more about Montana Western’s in-person and fully online degrees in Education, call 877-683-7331.

The fields of academic study at Montana Western include Biology, Business and Technology, Environmental Sciences, Education, English, Equine Studies, Health and Human Performance, Fine Arts, Mathematics and History, Philosophy and Social Sciences.

Students at the University of Montana Western enjoy a tight-knit community atmosphere and small class sizes where they work closely with peers and professors alike. Montana Western focuses on serving students, achieving academic excellence, and promoting experiential education. The 20-acre campus is an excellent choice for students to take advantage of the immersive learning opportunities offered by the nation’s only Experience One program, where they can build on critical and creative thinking skills to prepare for real-world job and graduate school opportunities. With Experience One, students at Montana Western take one course at a time for 18 days, take a short break and then move on to their next course. By utilizing block scheduling combined with immersive learning, UMW is the only public four-year university in the country to employ this model that is focused on student success.

For more information about Experience One and the University of Montana Western, or to schedule a visit, call 877-683-7331 or visit