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Schools Offering Teaching Programs in Montana

Each year, roughly 3.1% of Montana students graduate with degrees in teaching. Thus, Montana's 14 teaching schools put out approximately 524 teachers each year.

Top Schools

Carroll College, which was ranked 37th nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in Montana that has a teaching program. It is located in Helena. In 2010, 10 students graduated from Carroll College's teaching program. Tuition at Carroll College was $23,594 per year.

The second-ranked school in Montana with a teaching program is The University of Montana, which is located in Missoula. In 2010, it was ranked 37th nationwide. 1 students graduated with degree in teaching from The University of Montana in 2010. Tuition at The University of Montana was $5,476 per year.

The third-ranked school in Montana with a teaching program is Rocky Mountain College, which is located in Billings. In 2010, it was ranked 44th nationwide. 14 students graduated with degree in teaching from Rocky Mountain College in 2010. Tuition at Rocky Mountain College was $21,100 per year.


If you are hoping to attend one of Montana's teaching schools, you can expect to pay an average tuition of $7,698 per year, though tuition can range from $23,594 per year to $2,190 per year. In 2010, the teaching schools that charged the highest tuition rates in Montana were:

  1. Carroll College - located in Helena, students are charged $23,594 per year
  2. Rocky Mountain College - located in Billings, students are charged $21,100 per year
  3. University of Great Falls - located in Great Falls, students are charged $18,956 per year

The following Montana teaching schools had the lowest tuition rates:

  1. Blackfeet Community College - located in Browning, students are charged $2,190 per year
  2. Fort Belknap College - located in Harlem, students are charged $2,410 per year
  3. Stone Child College - located in Box Elder, students are charged $2,450 per year

A teaching degree from a Montana school... what next?

Some of the most popular jobs teaching graduates in Montana pursue include primary school education administrator, education administrator, business teacher, computer science teacher, and mathematical science teacher. If you decide to work as a teacher in Montana, you will be joining the ranks of approximately 11,480 Montana teacher as of 2010. This number includes 200 english teachers, 690 primary school education administrators, and 560 education administrators. The largest populations of Montana teacher are working in the following counties:

  1. Flathead County - 2,420 teachers
  2. Beaverhead County - 2,200 teachers
  3. Big Horn County - 1,620 teachers

Projected Growth

The government projects that the number of teachers in Montana will grow by 6%. By 2018, there will be an estimated 10,800 teachers working in Montana. The greatest growth for teacher is predicted to be amongst Instructional Coordinators, who are expected to increase by 22% by 2018.


teachers in Montana earn $48,373 per year on average. In 2010, however, some Montana teacher earned as little as less than $15,480 per year or as much as more than $101,860 per year. The following counties in Montana have the highest average salaries for teachers:

  1. Carbon County - $53,068 per year
  2. Cascade County - $51,147 per year
  3. Missoula County - $49,390 per year

On average, teachers earn the least in the following Montana counties:

  1. Carter County - $39,542 per year
  2. Flathead County - $44,050 per year
  3. Big Horn County - $45,911 per year

The teachers with highest average salaries in Montana were:

  1. Education Administrator - $68,200 per year
  2. Primary School Education Administrator - $67,140 per year
  3. Business Teacher - $58,830 per year

The teachers with lowest average salaries in Montana were:

  1. Kindergarten Teacher - $38,220 per year
  2. Special Education Teacher - $37,870 per year

More Information

The charts and graphs below have additional Montana statistics regarding a career in teaching. Take a look and compare salaries with various related fields such as early childhood education or special education.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Associate's Degree in Teaching in Montana
  • Bachelor's Degree in Teaching in Montana
  • Master's Degree in Teaching in Montana

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 5,280 $41,900 -9.7%
Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education 1,640 $42,730 0.0%
Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 690 $67,140 -5.5%
Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 670 $38,220 9.8%
Education Administrators, Postsecondary 560 $68,200 107.4%
Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 460 $37,870 -24.6%
Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 420 $43,410 68.0%
Instructional Coordinators 330 $46,620 37.5%
Adult Basic and Secondary Education and Literacy Teachers and Instructors 320 $45,820 52.4%
Business Teachers, Postsecondary 240 $58,830 33.3%
Postsecondary Teachers, All Other 210 $42,810 -63.2%
English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 200 $47,410 11.1%
Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary 190 $50,730 26.7%
Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary 120 $53,020 -7.7%
Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary 110 $49,250 0.0%
Career/Technical Education Teachers, Middle School 40 $40,010 -73.3%

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