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 details.
NOTE: Students who are seeking an endorsement only, and are not concurrently enrolled in another graduate program, are not eligible for financial aid.