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Experience One engages students and faculty in actively exploring the knowledge, purposes, and practices in every field of study.

The Education Program at Montana Western is the oldest in the state. It’s also one of the very best.

Dynamic teachers who graduate from Montana Western get great jobs in schools all over the state and across the nation.

Students start out with plenty of hands-on field experiences in a wide variety of classrooms. Small classes are the rule, where students learn best. Learning is intensified in a one-of-a-kind, block schedule system called Experience One. Active, engaged faculty members assure that students experience an outstanding Teacher Education Program.

The new Dennis & Phyllis Washington Foundation Model Classroom helps prepare teachers who can teach today’s students. Recent accreditation with CAEP (Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation) means Montana Western’s teachers are prepared with 21st-century skills.

What Education Students Have to Say

Ethan Shrader, English Secondary Education

“I love learning about education, and the block schedule allows us to have enough time to focus on the material and have immersive conversations.”

-Ethan Shrader, English Secondary Education

Kaylee Clemmons, English and Secondary Education

“The Education Department has helped me realize my potential as a future educator through well-taught, engaging, and enjoyable classes.”

-Kaylee Clemmons, English and Secondary Education

Joey Paulsonmorgan, Elementary Education

“The department provides us with immersive educational experiences, including working with students at rural schools.”

-Joey Paulsonmorgan, Elementary Education

Cassandra Punohu, Secondary Education

“We learn how to apply the educational theories the faculty teach us to real-world situations.”

-Cassandra Punohu, Secondary Education

Kirsten Greil, Elementary Education

“The instructors make one-on-one connections with the students.”

-Kirsten Greil, Elementary Education

Miranda Martinez, Secondary Education and Social Sciences

“The Education department has helped me to determine my true passion and goals for my future career.”

-Miranda Martinez, Secondary Education and Social Sciences

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