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The University of Montana Western Department of Education — the oldest education department in Montana — maintains its position as a premier teacher education program.

Illustration of woman pointing at globe in front of studentsFor over one hundred years, the education department at Montana Western has been preparing teachers who are successful in all settings. Our program is a nationally recognized rural education center noted for producing outstanding teachers.

The mission of Montana Western's education department is to prepare effective teachers who are educational leaders for the twenty-first century.

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Only at Montana Western.

X oneMontana Western is the only public college in the country to offer a block scheduling program. We call this innovative program Experience One (X1).

NCATE The Standard of Excellence in Teacher Preperation

Montana Western's Education department is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).