A teacher endorsement is an official notation applied to the Teacher Certificate which
defines the areas in which the holder of the certificate is qualified to teach or
to serve in a professional service position in the public schools of Montana. The
graduate program at Montana State University-Billings includes a Graduate Endorsement
in School Counseling and Teaching Endorsement in Special Education (K-12) or Reading.
Supervisory Endorsement programs at the post- master's level in Reading and Special
Education are also available. Application for one of these programs must be made through
the Office of Graduate Studies and Research (McM 205).
If any 500 level course will be included in an endorsement plan, a graduate application
must be completed. The procedure for those seeking one of these endorsements is much
the same as outlined above for certification. See the Courses of Study section of
this catalog for program details and visit with the Certification Officer for administrative
NOTE: Students who are seeking an endorsement only, and are not concurrently enrolled in
another graduate program, are not eligible for financial aid.