2010-2012 Graduate Studies Catalog

Supervisory Endorsements

Supervisory Endorsement programs of study at the post-master’s level are available as an administrative endorsement in Montana for specific fields of teaching.  Montana State University Billings offers supervisory programs in Reading and Special Education.  For candidates who meet all criteria below, this plan of study must be developed with a faculty advisor; it is subsequently approved by the Department Chair and the Dean of the College of Education.  Upon completion of all program requirements and with a minimum program GPA of 3.00, the endorsement candidate is responsible to file an official Montana State University Billings transcript with Montana State University Billings Licensure Officer and request to have the added endorsement approved by the Department Chairperson and Dean for transmission to the Office of Public Instruction in Helena.

Reading Supervisor

The Supervisory Endorsement in Reading is intended for individuals pursuing advanced studies in Reading Education and planning to be employed in a supervisory position in school settings.  Each applicant must meet the criteria listed below:

  1. Completion of the Master of Education Degree (Reading Option) at Montana State University Billings or equivalent from an accredited program within the past 6 years.
  2. Eligible for Montana Class 1 or 2 Teaching Licensure in Elementary Education.
  3. Eligible for Reading Endorsement.
  4. Minimum of three years teaching experience in Reading.
  5. Recommendation of Chair of the Department of Special Education, Counseling, Reading, and Early Childhood.
  6. Recommendation from the Dean of the College of Education.
  Credits
EDCI 610 Curriculum Theory: Analysis and Practice 3
 
EDLD courses taken through MSU-Bozeman
EDLD 532 School Law 3
EDLD 508 Supervision of Instruction 3
EDLD 555 School Finance 3
EDLD 507 Foundations of Education Leadership 3
 
RD 590 Internship: Supervision of Instruction in Reading 3
RD/SPED 611 Administration and Supervision of Special Programs 3
 
Total required for endorsement 21

Special Education Supervisor

The Supervisory Endorsement in Special Education is intended for individuals who are pursuing advanced studies in Special Education and plan to be employed as a director of special education.  Each applicant must meet the criteria listed below:

  1. Completion of a master’s degree from an accredited university or college, in Special Education, or a master’s degree in a special education related service field.
  2. Full licensure in the field of specialization.
  3. Eligible for the Special Education Endorsement or eligible for full licensure in a related field of specialization
  4. Three years of successful experience in an accredited school as an appropriately licensed and assigned teacher or five years of successful experiences in an accredited school as a fully licensed and assigned related service provider.
  Credits
EDCI 610 Curriculum Theory:  Analysis and Practice 3
 
EDLD courses taken through MSU-Bozeman
EDLD 507 Foundations of Education Leadership 3
EDLD 508 Supervision of Instruction 3
EDLD 532 Montana School Law 3
EDLD 555 Montana School Finance 3
 
SPED 690 Internship 4
SPED/RD 611 Administration and Supervision of Special Programs 3
 
Total required for endorsement 22

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