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Elementary Education, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #801 (QS) , MT,
Students preparing to teach in elementary schools are either licensed for grades Preschool through Grade 3 (P-3), or Kindergarten through Grade 8 (K-8) and complete a major in Early Childhood Education or Elementary Education. 


The undergraduate early childhood and elementary education programs embed content coursework, general education coursework, and professional licensure coursework into 120-credit bachelor's degrees. Candidates must complete all specific requirements listed with a grade of "C-" or better. None of these courses may be taken as credit/no credit except where that is the only option.

Prior to admission to the Teacher Education Program, which is usually at the end of the sophomore year, Education majors are advised by the Education Academic Advisor in the College of Education and Human Sciences. After admission to the Teacher Education Program, candidates begin completing the professional studies requirements and continue to work with the Education Advisor for scheduling purposes and are also assigned a faculty member (mentor) within the Department of Teaching & Learning to mentor them in areas of academic and professional interests.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Intro to Literature
  • College Writing 
  • Lit & Literacy for Children
  • Mathematics for K-8 Teachers 
  • General Physical/Chem Sci
  • Human Geography
  • American History 
  • Montana History or
  • Health Issues Child/Adol

English Language Requirements

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    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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General Requirements

Application Procedures

Applying for admission as a new freshman is a three-step process. You will complete the first two steps before you are admitted; the third step is completed once you graduate from high school.

  • Submit a complete admission application and pay the application fee.
    • Online Application / Printable Application (PDF)
  • Request that your ACT or SAT test results be sent to the Admissions Office directly from the testing company.
    • All freshmen under age 21 must take the ACT or SAT test.
    • UM's ACT code is 2422; UM's SAT code is 4489.
  • Request a final high school transcript upon graduation which must include your date of graduation and final GPA.
  • Admission Requirements

    You must meet at least one Primary Requirement and complete the College Preparatory Requirements to be admitted to the University of Montana.

    Primary Requirements
    • An ACT composite score of 22
    • or a SAT combined score of 1120 (1540 for tests prior to March 2016)
    • or a 2.50 cumulative grade-point average
    • or a class rank in the upper half of your high school graduating class

    Tuition Fee

    • International

      23741 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 23741 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
    • National

      6215 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 6215 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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    Living costs for Missoula

    • 1000 - 2080 USD/month
      Living Costs

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