Master of Educational Leadership


This program prepares individuals to be leaders in K-12 schools.

Accelerated program replete with valuable hands-on internship experience in the community.

Financial aid is available for eligible students.

Educating Leaders.

This accelerated eleven month program begins with a five-day residential orientation in August and ends with a five-day residential capstone the following June. Candidates will complete two intensive internships during the two semesters of the program. Candidates will be full-time students taking classes in the evening in Billings or via online video conference. All classes will have online components.

Federal financial aid is available for eligible students. The principal preparation program is 34 credits in length and has a minimal residency requirement. Based on the research of Effective Schools, this cohort-based program meets all of the state and national standards. Blending theory and practice through coursework and intensive internship, candidates will be prepared to be instructional leaders in the K-12 setting. Faculty members are experts in their field and will share relevant educational leadership experience with the cohort.

Online classes are also offered on-demand for superintendent candidates. Depending on prior coursework, candidates will need 12-18 credits.

"The RMC M.Ed program prepared me to be a principal and ultimately a superintendent. I was totally prepared to step into a leadership position. The coursework and the internships gave me authentic experience and current information to be a leader."
RMC Alumnus

Community Partnerships

Essential Connections for Educational Leaders


Clinical partnerships and practices are integral to the development of preservice teachers. Students spend time in classrooms with P-12 students in methods classes, sophomore practicum, junior field experience as well as fourteen weeks of student teaching.

Several years ago, the education department re-designed the sophomore practicum for all teacher candidates. All students are immersed in an educational experience at Elder Grove School, which includes 40 hours of classroom work, shadowing a student and preparing a student profile and educational plan for him/her, as well as spending time with certified and classified teachers and staff.

Inspiring Change

"If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader."
John Quincy Adams


Eaton Hall, Upper Level