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Business & Entrepreneurship Entrepreneur is more than a title. It’s a spirit, a drive, a creative path to success. That spirit is alive at UM. Business clubs open the worlds of marketing, startups, networking, finance and more to students from all majors. Industry leaders on the faculty introduce real-world challenges and experiences,

Recently, Whitney won the national AIBL (American Indian Business Leaders) Student of the Year Award, but as a new graduate who double-majored in political science and Native American studies, her focus on business was extracurricular. Whitney got involved with AIBL at UM after hearing about the group her sophomore year, and she later served as the chapter president. Though she plans to attend law school and hopes to become a tribal lawyer, AIBL has helped Whitney diversify her skills. About half of AIBL members at UM are business students, while others choose a major outside of the business field. This diversity of ideas and a commitment to gaining more confidence in developing and presenting business plans has paid off. In addition to Whitney’s personal win, the group received second place in AIBL’s Business Competition and Chapter of the Year awards.

In high school you’re forced to learn what you have to learn to graduate, but when you get to college it opens up a new world for you. You can actually study what you want to study. You can get involved in what you want to get involved in. I think people really find themselves in college.” 4 Business & Entrepreneurship


helping students grow their passions from theory into skills. If you have the interest, UM is primed to help you find the way. From on-campus entrepreneurial support to business plan competitions and groundbreaking big data studies, UM combines the best of world-class traditional education with endless opportunities for you to make your own mark.

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hands-on experience with an actual event, because if that’s what I want to do in the future, it’s good to get early experience.” Allyssa is busy. While she pursues double majors in marketing and management, a minor in communications and a certificate in entertainment management, it’s a wonder she has time to plan campuswide events. Allyssa was one entertainment management student who planned, promoted and produced UM’s Spring Thaw, an event that draws the UM and Missoula communities to the Oval to celebrate spring. Allyssa’s experience planning Spring Thaw helped prepare her for her next challenge – producing another UM Oval event, this time for local families sponsored by the on-campus radio station KBGA. “A lot of things we did for Spring Thaw helped me wrap my head around creating events for families at the KBGA Family Event.” Business & Entrepreneurship 5


My biggest take-away from the class was understanding that putting content out is more than just sticking it on a Web page for the world to see and crossing your fingers and hoping it’s successful. There’s a lot more science behind it.”

Bailey and Ryan found a new way to stand out in their marketing class: effective blogging. Students produced the blog Unbelievab.ly to practice crafting “viral” media and learning how to apply Web analytics and drive traffic to their blog through social media and other online sources. Bailey and Ryan created the two most popular posts on the blog – a quiz and a list – both focused on the culture and people of Missoula. Unbelievab.ly provided students a fun platform for their projects and allowed them to see measurable results of their work. They learned from real responses how to make posts more popular or market them more effectively. Both Bailey and Ryan say they appreciated the hands-on approach the class took. That experience will give them a boost as they pursue internships and their future careers.

Accounting Accounting Information Systems Accounting Technology Administrative Management Business Administration Business Administration & Law (joint degree)

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Business Administration & Physical Therapy (joint degree) Business & Information Technology Education Computer Applications Computer Science Customer Relations Digital Marketing


Matt knew he was generally interested in business, but didn’t know exactly what he wanted to do. During his studies he encountered a problem he could solve by starting a business and building a solution. “I got really interested in a certain set of technologies. By this time I was a junior in college, and I wasn’t going to go back and revert to a new major program and start over. Entrepreneurship was a way that I could pursue the technology I was interested in without changing my degree field.” While pursuing a certificate in entrepreneurship, Matt and his partners created New Leaf Environmental, producing high-tech, low-cost monitoring solutions for customers concerned with environmental impacts.

What entrepreneurship will do for you is huge because you’re constantly working, constantly setting and achieving goals. The benefits go far beyond what you’re going to do for work in the future. They go far beyond academia.”

Economics Entertainment Management Entrepreneurship Finance Food Service Management Information Technology

International Business Management Management Information Systems Marketing Network Information Security

Nonprofit Administration Sales & Marketing Sustainable Business Strategy ...and more

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Creative Arts Actors. Directors. Painters. Sculptors. Musicians. Choreographers. Dancers. Animators. Filmmakers. Writers. They are artists. They are passionate. At the University of Montana, students of the arts cultivate their creative ideas, and through the making of art they learn skills valuable to any chosen career. They meet

Micah grew up in Houston, and when it came time to select a college, he looked all over the country for the best creative writing program. He chose UM. “I appreciate UM because it has a reputable creative writing program in a more intimate environment,” the senior says. That close-knit environment encourages students not just to write, but also to publish. “Here it’s not just teaching students the craft, but teaching them the procedure of getting published, of marketing your work, of seeing your work in print,” Micah says. “Not every university offers that.” And not every university offers the caliber of professors UM does. “The faculty at UM is incredible. There are quite a few heavy hitters here. They’re people who really care about their students.” That sincerity trickles down through the program. “Building community is really important as a writer,” Micah says. “I’ve heard of other programs that are much more aggressive and competitive, to a fault. Our program has a good balance of competition and camaraderie.”

Missoula has a long-standing reputation as a writing town. Because of that, writing is not seen as a flighty or unrealistic pursuit. It’s something that people respect. They don’t scoff at you when you say writing is something you love and want to devote your life to.” 8 Creative Arts


tight budgets and insane deadlines. They work together in teams. They study, analyze and interpret every subject imaginable to tell compelling stories. They build confidence. Too often the arts are overlooked as a viable career path, but the arts are more vibrant and integral to society today than ever before. Through art, you can change the world.

It seems like a big department, but at the same time it seems small enough to know everyone.” Nicole always was involved in extracurricular activities in her hometown of Thompson Falls, Montana, and not much has changed now that she’s studying music education at UM. In addition to taking a full load of classes, she plays in the Symphonic Wind Ensemble, Concert Band, Jazz Band and Marching Band. Along the way, Nicole has met new bandmates, made new friends and even found new roommates for her sophomore year. “I was really nervous when I first came to school because I didn’t know anyone in the music department,” Nicole says, “but as soon as I got here everyone was really welcoming and encouraging.” And she is not just meeting music majors. Students with majors across campus play in the Marching Band. Outside of band practices and performances, Nicole and other music students also work in local schools to encourage the next generation of musicians. It’s perfect training for Nicole, who dreams of sharing her love of music by teaching students ages 5 to 12. “I just want to become a better musician and help others find their passion for music.”

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Rachel came to UM to pursue a master’s degree in integrated digital media in UM’s School of Media Arts. What she discovered was a passion and a talent for making films.“I’m so grateful to the media arts program for not pigeonholing me into a certain track because they really helped me figure out that I want to be a filmmaker,” she says. “They encouraged me and helped me succeed in ways I hadn’t dreamed of.” Recently, Rachel teamed up with four media arts graduates to compete in the International Documentary Challenge. The team had five days to shoot, edit and submit a documentary. The film directed by Rachel was a finalist and premiered at Hot Docs – North America’s largest film festival – in Toronto, where it won an award from PBS. “It started so small and turned into a huge thing, which is how some of the best things happen.”

The more time I’m spending here and the more I make films here, the more I realize Missoula is a hub for filmmakers. There’s so much going on here, and it’s really growing.” Acting Art Art Education Art History & Criticism Carpentry Ceramics

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Computer-aided Design Creative Writing Culinary Arts Digital Animation Digital Filmmaking Drawing

Dance Dance Specialization Education Entertainment Management Film Studies Integrated Digital Media Instrumental Jazz Studies


F  or me, the Theatre Department was a very relaxed and comforting environment where it was safe to pursue your dreams, pursue your passion.” When Shy graduated with a class of seven in the agricultural town of Winnett, Montana, he had an inkling he wanted to pursue theater, but he thought it might be risky to major in something he thought was so fun. Once he started taking classes in UM’s School of Theatre & Dance, an entire community of faculty, staff and students encouraged him to pursue his dream. “It was a really great place to discover that I loved theater,” he says. Shy started out as an acting major, but once he started building sets, he realized set design was his true calling. As a freshman, Shy was the youngest member selected for UM’s theater team that traveled to Prague to participate in a global exhibition. While there he helped build the U.S. display. As a sophomore, he managed more than 200 props for the production of “Crazy for You.” By his junior year, he was designing sets on his own. “I’ve never looked back,” he says. “I loved every minute of it.” Shy is now finding work in his career of choice. He recently designed the sets at Montana’s Fort Peck Summer Theatre.

Media Arts Music Music Composition Music History Music Education Music Performance

Painting Photography Printmaking Sculpture Sonic Arts Studio Art

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Environment Outside is a good place to be. Outside your classroom, your expectations, even your comfort zone. When you push beyond the boundaries of everyday life and the pace of city living, you find incredible opportunities to connect with nature, wildlife and the Earth. From corporate or public forest

Ellen came to UM to study wildlife biology in one of the top programs in the world. She says the small size of the program and the quality of faculty offer amazing opportunities to get involved. She recently completed her third paid position in the field over the summer. Ellen worked as a technician in British Columbia servicing remote wildlife cameras and helped tag and monitor elk calves. When an elk calf died, she assessed what happened, finding that in B.C., the calves were most often attacked by grizzly bears. Combining her major in wildlife biology with minors in climate change studies and communications studies, Ellen hopes to conduct research on species affected by climate change. “It’s really a growing field right now, and I can essentially study whatever I want in it,” Ellen says.

Our professors are world-renowned. They’ve done amazing things that people might not expect going to this school. But we have people who are truly international experts in their field working in the department, and that’s been an amazing thing to take advantage of.” 12 Environment


management to geology and climate studies, there’s no shortage of ways to turn your passion into a career. UM’s location in the Rocky Mountains offers ideal access to national parks and forests. Research opportunities draw internationally recognized scientists to our faculty. There’s no better place to immerse yourself in the study of the environment than right at its doorstep in Missoula.

Mike decided to attend the University of Montana after talking to a family friend who graduated from UM and worked in ecological restoration. “I was looking for something outside,” Mike says. “I really wanted to be involved with the environment, with the outdoors, because it was a big part of my life growing up, and it still is.” As a senior, Mike worked on a restoration project at Rock Creek, 20 miles east of Missoula. A local conservation group purchased the property in 2012 and has involved UM students in hands-on restoration projects on the site. Students in UM’s Missoula College heavy equipment operation program recently moved dirt to fill in a pond there. “My partner and I are designing the re-vegetation plan and how to mitigate the weeds and return that grassland back to a native community,” Mike says.

It’s really fulfilling to play a role in restoring a degraded ecosystem. It’s cool to be trained to restore areas and hopefully preserve them for future generations.” Environment 13


I love working with people, but I also love working outdoors. Up until now I didn’t realize I could have a career where I could do both.”

Biology Chemistry Climate Change Studies Ecology of Terrestrial Ecosystems Ecological Restoration Field Ecology

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Brad moved to Missoula from a suburb of Chicago because he was interested in the University’s renowned clinical psychology doctoral program. As an Eagle Scout, his love for the outdoors quickly meshed with his passion for working with people, and his first wilderness management class at UM sold him on a popular program in the College of Forestry and Conservation. Now Brad is majoring in parks, tourism and recreation management, which prepares students for careers that ensure public access to wild places while conserving natural resources. Through his coursework, Brad developed an interest in the data behind recreation in Missoula, an active city with extensive trail systems. Working with the UM-based Institute for Tourism and Recreation Research, he spent about six months in an independent study class learning how to develop and conduct a survey. He used those skills as a summer intern for Missoula Parks and Recreation, surveying public opinion on management activities and trail use.

Environmental Chemistry Environmental Policy & Resources Planning Environmental Studies Forest Resources Management Forest Operations Forestry

Geosciences International Field Geosciences Microbial Ecology Mountain Studies Nature-based Tourism Natural Resource Economics


Kara was hiking the M Trail with her dad during a campus visit when they were asked to carry a bucket of gravel up the mountain. A group of UM students was doing trail maintenance and needed help. “On the way down, everyone we saw was carrying a gravel bucket, even little kids,” Kara says. “I thought, ‘Wow, this is just great community involvement here.’ That’s what really sold me on Missoula. That and the wilderness and nature here.” Kara earned a degree in environmental studies with a minor in climate change studies. She took science classes, but her focus was on solutions and societal change. She earned a sustainable business strategies certificate from the School of Business Administration and took planning courses in geography. Last summer she interned with Salt Lake City’s Division of Sustainability. As a sophomore, she co-founded a program in residence halls called “Eco-Reps” to coordinate programming related to UM’s climate action plan. “The program opens freshmen’s eyes and connects them to resources,” Kara says. “And it develops leaders out of the Eco-Reps themselves.”

S  ustainability is a new area of focus, and new jobs are coming out all the time. There are new possibilities everywhere you look.”

Organismal Biology and Ecology Parks, Tourism and Recreation Management Range Management and Grassland Ecology Resource Conservation Sustainability Studies Watershed Hydrology

Wilderness Management Wilderness Studies Wildland Fire Management Wildlife Biology …and more

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Health Professions

Healers come from many different backgrounds and take different approaches to health. From conducting research behind the scenes in pharmaceutical labs to preparing for medical or veterinary school, students at the University of Montana take the holistic approach. Many roads and experiences lead to the health

If a student comes to us interested in medical school, they always get our support. We open the door wide. We help everybody.” – Dr. Mark Pershouse, program director, UM premedical sciences

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Before Ty tore knee ligaments playing high school football, he had an interest in becoming a doctor. After his experience as a patient, that interest turned into a passion. “My goal was to get back on the sports field, which I did,” he says. “But it was just a real eye-opener to me, some of the things that medicine could do.” Ty’s athletic career as a Griz football player ended with another injury, but his academic pursuit never faltered. He graduated from UM with a degree in cellular and molecular biology and was accepted to the University of Washington medical school. Ty credits UM’s premedical sciences advising program for guiding him through the complex medical school admission process. “Without them, I don’t think I would have gotten where I am,” he says. “There are so many things you have to do and get right, and so many things that you can do wrong, that you need guidance for. To me, they did a perfect job.”


professions, while the desire to help and to make a difference is constant in our students. Combining first-class undergraduate research opportunities with robust advising and a strong liberal arts base, the first step toward a career in nursing, exercise science, pharmacy, physical therapy, medicine, speech-language pathology and much more begins here.

Anna took a career test as a high school junior that suggested she become a physical therapist. Later, she suffered an injury that required intensive physical therapy. That’s when she realized, “Oh yeah, I could do this every day.” Anna is completing a bachelor’s degree in exercise science in a preprofessional track that prepares students for advanced study in health sciences like medical school or physical therapy. She’ll also complete a minor in psychology, a passion she discovered after taking Psychology 100 as a general education requirement her first semester at UM. Now, Anna is applying to UM’s physical therapy professional program. “It’s the start of the rest of my life, but it’s more exciting than scary,” she says. “The program has prepared me well for where I’m going.”

It’s never too early to start observing, job shadowing, volunteering and getting involved in places where eventually you can have a leadership role.” Health Professions 17


 ost kids are really intimidated about asking somebody if you M can come and see what they do, but everybody loves having young, inquisitive minds around. They love showing them what they do because they love their jobs.”

Kaitlyn graduated with nine classmates in a tiny Northern California town. She says the only class that challenged her in high school was chemistry, and she loved it. She knew her career path after shadowing a hospital pharmacist in her hometown for a day. “I was fascinated by the amount of critical thinking and the role a pharmacist can have,” she says. “That kind of problem-solving was exactly what I wanted. I’ve been hooked ever since.” Kaitlyn completed the Doctor of Pharmacy program at UM this year. Last summer she interned at a hospital in Bozeman, where she started a medication reconciliation program, documenting medications that patients were using before entering the hospital and helping them understand new medications as they transition back home.

Athletic Training Biochemistry Biology Biomedical Sciences Business Administration & Pharmacy (joint degree) Business Administration & Physical Therapy (joint degree) Cellular, Molecular & Microbial Biology Chemistry

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Communicative Sciences & Disorders Counselor Education Forensic Studies Global Public Health Health and Human Performance Health Information Technology Human and Family Development


Mountains drew Luke to western Montana.

It’s such a solid field to go into right now, especially with the booming health care and aging population. You’re never going to have a problem with being able to find a job that makes you happy.” Medical Assisting Medical Information Technology Medical Reception Medical Technology Medicinal Chemistry Neuroscience Pharmaceutical Sciences Pharmacy

The Eugene, Oregon native wanted to become a ski patroller, a job that required first-aid and CPR training. Luke’s next step was wilderness EMT certification through Aerie Backcountry Medicine. Then he became a certified nursing assistant and worked in an assisted living facility while earning a bachelor’s degree in biology from UM. Luke finished his second year of a two-year Associate of Science degree in Registered Nursing at UM’s Missoula College. Classroom time was minimal. He spent most weeks in clinical settings. “It was beneficial for us to have all of those different clinical experiences, to really shine the light on what all of the possibilities are with nursing.”

Pharmacy Technology Physical Therapy Practical Nursing Psychology Public Health Radiologic Technology Registered Nursing

Respiratory Care School Psychology Social Work Speech-Language Pathology Surgical Technology …and more

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Science Scientists seek answers to the complex questions facing us. From the study of insects in our forests to the search for habitable planets beyond our solar system, UM scientists engage students in the quest for answers. Undergraduates at the University of Montana have unprecedented opportunities to work

There are as many resources and possibilities at UM as at a much bigger university, but because it’s smaller here, you get more interaction. You get more exposure.” Carly started out studying music at a large university in her home state of Arizona. She came to UM for a change, and she found it. “I love this University,” she says. “After a while you start to see the exact same faces in all of your classes.” She enrolled in premedical classes hoping to eventually be a doctor. When she started looking for a way to stand out, she was surprised to find she was already eligible for a research opportunity in neuroscience. “I thought research was something graduate students do. And then I found out that they paid you.” She applied and was accepted to UM’s Center for Structural and Functional Neuroscience, where she studies what causes brain cells to die after a person has a stroke. She hopes her research will someday help prevent brain damage in stroke patients. “It’s pretty remarkable,” Carly says. “I’m very surprised that I’ve done the things I’ve done.”

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side-by-side with renowned faculty engaged in scientific research in the physical and natural sciences. New scientific initiatives have been built around brain research, genomics and big data analysis. Discoveries and innovations of UM faculty and students boost economic development, create new jobs and shape public policy. Study science at the University of Montana and help solve some of the world’s most pressing problems.

M  ontana geology is pretty hard to beat. We’re in the middle of the Rocky Mountains. There are a lot of places that are textbook examples of geology within a two-hour drive.”

Growing up in Montana, Shibu was always interested in the landscape around him, asking questions like, “Why are these mountains here?” and “Why are they shaped like that?” That curiosity followed him to UM, where he found a geosciences program that let him explore the processes that shape our planet. “It’s cool that those questions can turn into a professional interest,” Shibu says. Attending UM gave him the opportunity to spend a year studying geology in Germany at the University of Potsdam. He enjoyed the experience so much he signed up to return to Germany for more advanced studies during his senior year. Still, he says, Montana’s geology is world-class, from Glacier and Yellowstone national parks to Missoula’s Mount Sentinel. “The rocks that make up Mount Sentinel are 1.5 billion years old,” Shibu says. “Even growing up in Montana, I didn’t know that.”

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 ll the technology for sequencing A and aligning programs is advancing so fast because it’s just so huge right now.”

Kaitlin transferred to UM after two years of college in Bozeman. It was the friendliness of the town that first drew her to Missoula, and once here, she found a second home in Professor John McCutcheon’s lab. “I took a genomics course from John that I thought was really cool. He was teaching another course, Programming for Genomics, and so I took that just for fun. I ended up really loving it.” Now she writes computer programs that process genomic data to look at symbiotic relationships and how they are evolving. It’s cutting-edge work in a field that is rapidly advancing. Kaitlin recently completed her bachelor’s degree in biochemistry and has worked in that same lab for a year. The mentoring she received from Professor McCutcheon is a big part of what made her time at UM such a success. “I feel like I would not be where I am without him,” Kaitlin says. Her experiences were so positive, she’s already passed down her love of UM. “My younger sister is a student here now.”

Anthropology/Archaeology Astronomy Biochemistry Biology Cellular & Molecular Biology Chemistry

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Computational Physics Computer Science Earth Science Education Ecology and Organismal Biology Environmental Chemistry

Field Ecology Forensic Chemistry Forestry Genetics and Evolution Geosciences


E  very person I ever worked with in the department was always willing to help me along my path.”

As a junior in high school in a small town in northwest Montana, Dan decided he wanted to be a teacher. By senior year, he decided UM would be the place for him to realize that dream. “At UM the staff, professors, the people you work with, their No. 1 goal is that you learn how to help students learn.” Dan now teaches a class of eager fourth graders at Missoula’s Lowell Elementary, sharing his excitement for science and technology with them. UM allowed Dan to tailor his degree in elementary education to focus on bringing robotics into his classroom. “If you need support in an area, or if you want to go in a certain direction, you have support to do that. There’s freedom for choice within what you’re doing.”

Human Biological Sciences International Field Geosciences Mathematics Microbiology Microbial Ecology

Natural History Neuroscience Pharmacology Physics Premedical Sciences

Psychology Resource Conservation Secondary Education Wildlife Biology ...and more

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Teaching If you are looking to make a difference in our world, one of the most effective methods is to provide opportunities for others. Today, our nation’s teachers do just that. At UM you will receive an intensive, field-based education that focuses on collaboration, diversity and integration of various teaching methods. Our unique cohort model allows you to work side-by-side with

I was motivated to become a teacher because it is so much fun working with children. Students have uninhibited imaginations and being able to help them grow and learn while using their imaginations is such a rewarding experience.”

When Josh arrived at the University of Montana, he began working in an on-campus preschool as a student employee. This unique experience opened his mind to the possibility of becoming an early childhood teacher and allowed him to experience, firsthand, what it meant to teach young children. Josh chose UM’s teacher education program because of the extensive opportunities to work in “real world” classrooms through the various levels of field experience requirements. This time in the field gave him a realistic perspective on what it would be like to be in the classroom and the level of commitment needed to provide a quality education to students. The wealth of experience that UM education professors bring to their instruction was also a draw. “I had amazing professors who pushed me to do more in the classroom and to truly want to be there with my students,” Josh says .

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fellow teacher candidates, current teachers in the field and our own renowned faculty who are themselves licensed, experienced educators with backgrounds in early childhood education; science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields; social sciences; and much more. Study education at the University of Montana and become a highly skilled, highly employable educator ready to make a difference in the lives of others.

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I was really excited to learn from faculty who had extensive experience in schools themselves and could speak from their firsthand knowledge in classrooms.”

Brandon is a first-year educator teaching middle school science. His first experience in a classroom was through volunteering and working as a para-educator, assisting licensed teachers in the field by helping prep courses, tutor students and implement lessons. This early experience, combined with the extensive time spent in schools as an education student, helped Brandon solidify his teaching skills and feel comfortable and prepared to manage a classroom of his own. “With teaching, I think it is an art form. Everyone has their own style,” Brandon says. “To be able to see other folks teach, I learned a lot – what works, what might not work and how I might mold myself to become a better teacher.” The need for creativity and flexibility is something Brandon has been pleasantly surprised to learn is a key part of teaching. Ensuring students receive the information they need in a dynamic way at the time they need it is an exciting challenge. The teacher education program at UM helped Brandon hone these skills while helping him form a safe, comfortable environment for students to learn and thrive.

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UM offers the most comprehensive education degree with various certifications. It is structured so that I can prepare to be a great teacher and continue to participate in various extracurricular activities that I would not have been able to take part in as fully if I went to another university.�

Jenny learned about the teacher education program at the University of Montana when she was a high school student in Colorado. After working in the health care industry and beginning to plan for a career in nursing, friends and colleagues began to seek out Jenny’s help in learning mathematics and science material. Through these efforts she discovered that helping people learn was not only beneficial to others, but incredibly fulfilling for her. Upon visiting the Phyllis J. Washington College of Education and Human Sciences at UM, Jenny was able to meet with various faculty and academic advisers to learn more about the many options available to students who are interested in teaching. Jenny quickly found out that not only would she be able to continue to study subjects she was passionate about, but that she could also continue to participate in activities she loves outside of teaching, such as orchestra and dance. Jenny now studies both elementary and secondary education at UM, focusing on a biology certification, which will enable her to teach science at any grade. With her degree she plans to teach middle school science and pass her love of learning on to future generations.

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