Supporting schools since 1957

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Since 1957 IERS has provided grant-funded training and technical assistance to P/K-16 schools and community agencies across the U.S., and with a particular focus on serving Montana, and American Indian/Alaska Native communities.

We are a part of The University of Montana's College of Education and Human Sciences.

IERS houses the following centers and programs


The National Native Children's Trauma Center works to raise the standard of care in the prevention and treatment of childhood trauma.  NNCTC is funded by the National Child Traumatic Stress Network and the U.S. Administration for Children and Families. NNCTC News


The Montana Safe Schools Center serves as a training and technical assistance center for schools and their communities who are committed to improving school culture climate, reducing bullying and suicide, enhancing emergency preparedness and promoting positive behavior intervention supports. MSSC News

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The Co-Teach Preschool is a fully inclusive, NAEYC accredited preschool for children ages 3-5 that, for 30 years, has been providing students and families with the skills necessary to excel in kindergarten and throughout life. Co-Teach News