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Northern to offer education courses online

Correction: The print version of this story listed the wrong date for the first informational session.

Montana State University-Northern wants people to know about upcoming opportunities to help people learn how to help people learn.

Northern education professor Curtis Smeby is hosting a series of information sessions across the Hi-Line about 36-hour two-year Masters of Science in Education, Instruction and Learning program that is offered mostly online.

The six-semester course offers most of the work online with "four weekend residencies, " one weekend per spring and fall semester, so students can work on their master's degree at their convenience.

Smeby said the program is ideal for anyone "in educational environments. " He added that he recommends the program to people in careers as diverse as dental hygiene or government service, anyone involved with "instruction with one person or a whole classroom. "

The first session is scheduled to take place in Northern's Cowan Hall, in Room 107, from 6:30 p. m. to 8 p. m., on Tuesday, April 24.

The next session will be held in the foyer of Browning High School on Thursday April 26, from 4 p. m. to 5:30 p. m.

The last session is Monday, April 30, in the Glasgow High School library, from 3:30 p. m. to 5 p. m.

People who want more information or can't make these meetings can call Northern's graduate programs office at (800) 662-6132 ext. 3738 or Smeby at ext. 3517.


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