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We will conduct research that is among the first of its kind, and we will change the way that our nation’s young people learn and grow.
Dean Adrea Lawrence

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Early Childhood Education Center

The new wing of the Phyllis Washington Education Center will allow us to expand our early childhood education program significantly. We will open two new preschool classrooms, with accompanying space for UM student learning and observation. Gifts of all sizes during Campaign Montana’s public phase will help us purchase materials for a rich preschool environment and will underwrite a full-time program director.

Phyllis Washington Education Center Addition

With the transformational support of several lead donors, the college is on track to open its 30,000 square foot addition by the end of 2018. Among other exciting initiatives, this addition provides a full suite of classrooms and therapy rooms for the Department of Counselor Education; a state-of-the-art auditorium that can host large classes, statewide meetings and national conferences; and new offices for the Montana Digital Academy. Naming opportunities throughout the addition are available.

Student Success

Supporting students on their educational journeys is at the heart of our mission as a teaching and research institution. With your support, we will grow the number of scholarships and fellowships we can provide students from all backgrounds; grow opportunities for remote and online coursework to meet the needs of a diverse student body; and expand the resources available for hands-on, experiential learning.

Impact Fund

Impact Funds across campus helps ensure UM’s excellence by providing unrestricted support where and when it is needed most. With your gift, we can provide essential opportunities and resources students and faculty need to thrive.

The Phyllis J. Washington College of Education is poised to become a national leader in the education of students throughout their lifespan. Through Campaign Montana, we aim to enrich our programs in early childhood education, counselor education and college readiness. We will fill a critical gap in innovative ways that best meets the needs of Montanans while adding to the broader body of work in the field.