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Your school district’s partner for supplemental online courses

Created in 2009 by the Montana Legislature, MTDA is the state online program for Montana, supporting instruction for Montana students in partnership with public schools across the state.

Breaking down barriers to a more robust education

MTDA puts no limits on learning. Students can access their classes whenever and wherever they want, eliminating schedule conflicts, and expanding academic options, while helping many students to graduate on time. 

  • Our extensive course catalog expands access to Advanced Placement® and specialized elective courses, especially for our rural schools
  • Courses are offered during fall, spring, and summer terms
  • MTDA exclusively uses Montana public school teachers

Student Spotlight: Ava Arrowsmith of Laurel High School

Student Spotlight:  Ava Arrowsmith of Laurel High School

Ava Arrowsmith Laurel High School, Class of 2023 Ava Arrowsmith discovered MTDA as a freshman at Laurel High School, when the Spanish class she wanted to take didn’t fit into

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Offering Original Credit Core and Elective Courses

Over 75 original credit courses, including AP and Dual Credit offered to High School students across Montana. Contact your local school to enroll!

FlexCAP: Need to make up a required class?

MTDA offers a full range of core FlexCAP courses
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Courses Exclusively taught by Montana Public School Teachers

NEW Courses in Fall 2023

Artificial Intelligence in the World

Artificial Intelligence in the World

Artificial Intelligence in the World is an introductory course that guides students through the concepts, tools, and building blocks of artificial intelligence. This course provides students with a broad overview of how AI is used in decision-making and problem-solving worldwide. Students will learn how ethics impacts AI and will also have the opportunity to explore the various parts of AI with hands-on activities through the use of chatbots and other exciting interactives.

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Jobs For Montana Graduates

Jobs For Montana Graduates

Jobs for Montana Graduates is a class that enhances students’ exposure to career exploration, employability skills, and business/employer connection. Students will begin with a Career Exploration unit and then will be empowered through Project Based Learning (PBL) to tailor their experience based on their goals or objectives. Students will be expected to connect weekly with their teacher to reflect on their experiences and will be assessed according to the Jobs for American Graduates (JAG) core competencies. Students should also understand that this class will require them to be proactive in reaching out to members of their community to enhance their learning, as well as require them to begin learning and implementing professional communication skills.

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EDU204IA Creative Arts And Lifelong Learning Dual Credit

EDU204IA Creative Arts And Lifelong Learning Dual Credit

EDU204 explores how dance, drama, music, and the visual arts provide ways of learning and inquiry. It is designed to provide students with creative arts content, skills, and understandings that they will use to guide their creative endeavors as lifelong learners. It reviews theoretical aspects and the origins of creative processes that explain how we explore, inquire and document the human experience. Through a variety of course activities students will investigate the elements, processes, terminology, and methodologies of the creative arts, the nature of the unique perspectives offered by the creative arts, as well as the ways in which they integrate with our social and physical worlds.

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Middle School French

Middle School French

Middle School French teaches foundational language skills designed to introduce students to French language and culture, and to prepare students for high school language courses. Students learn pronunciation, useful communicative expressions, an introduction to verb conjugation and the principles of gender agreement. Weekly topics include greetings, numbers, age, calendar, the classroom, everyday activities, family, friends, pets, and occupations.

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EDEC 247 Child & Adolescent Growth & Development Dual Credit

EDEC 247 Child & Adolescent Growth & Development Dual Credit

Students will examine, analyze, and apply theories and principles of human growth and development from conception through adolescence.  Family, socio-cultural, language, political, and economic contexts that include structural inequities and trauma across physical, cognitive, social-emotional, and linguistic domains are emphasized.  Students will complete child observations and developmental assessments during completion of lab assignments.
Child and Adolescent Development includes lessons on anatomy, physiology, terminology, birth, and human sexuality. As well, information is presented related to the reproductive systems. These lessons are not optional, nor is there an opt-out option for any of the lessons in this course.  If you find them objectionable, please enroll in an alternative elective.

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Featured MTDA Courses

Crow Indigenous Language

Crow Indigenous Language

This course focuses on building Bíiluuke (Crow) language skills and related cultural knowledge. Students will learn vocabulary, basic greetings, introductions, and simple conversational sentences. Successful students in this course have an intrinsic interest in language and culture. They keep an open mind while learning about cultures that may not be their own. Successful language students also have the courage to record themselves pronouncing the language and receiving feedback to improve their skills.

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EDU101US Introduction to Education Seminar Dual Credit

EDU101US Introduction to Education Seminar Dual Credit

EDU 101 is a discussion-centered course designed to develop our critical understanding of public education and the role of classroom teachers in today’s public schools. We will discuss what it means to know, to learn, and to teach. We will examine how public schools developed and changed over the last 175+ years and how teachers’ roles have evolved accordingly. We will look at challenges facing teachers today and society’s expectations of teachers and public schools through short and longer texts of theory, practice, and teacher narrative. Our responses to texts include writing, both formal and informal, discourse, and presentation. Most importantly, we will begin to see the classroom as a place of work, of community, of inclusion, and of infinite promise. We will explore your current beliefs, values, and attitudes toward teaching and learning based on your prior experiences in order to make you aware of the diverse perspectives of teachers and students and how these dispositions influence the choices teachers make in planning and instruction.

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