College of Education policy requires that all candidates undergo a criminal background check before a field experience can begin.  A fingerprint card, documents, and fees needed for the report should be submitted to the Educational Theory & Practice Department, COE Room 261 or 262, six weeks prior to the first day of the semester for EDU 220, EDU 221, and EDSP 204.  All other field experiences are subject to additional criminal background requirements including no break in attendance of a year or more and as per the education program and application requirements.

Fingerprint & Background Check Information has the most updated procedures and information.

For questions, please contact Traci Sgrignoli, Director of Field Experiences and Licensure, at 406-657-1670.

Student Teaching Lesson Planning

TWS and Observation Paperwork Deadlines: 

  • Single Majors on or before Friday, April 12, 2024
  • Double Majors on or beforeFriday, May 31, 2024
    • Ideally, the first placement paperwork should be submitted by March 15, 2024.

Mandatory Seminars for Spring 2024 Student Teachers

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First Spring Semester 2024 Seminar

Friday, January 5, 2024
9 AM - 3 PM
COE, Room 417

Second Spring Semester 2024 Seminar 

Friday, April 5, 2024
9 AM - 3 PM
Room: 427

All spring Student Teachers working within 250 miles are required to attend. (one letter grade will be deducted if not in attendance)

Dress professionally, and bring copies of your resume.

Be ready for mini interviews and networking with school districts!

Questions? Contact Traci at

Student Teaching Application Workshops

Spring 2024 Student Teaching

Students applying to student teach Spring 2024 must attend ONE of the Student Teaching Application Workshops. Attendance is required!

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When & Where

Thursday, February 22, 2024 2:00pm - 4:00pm COE 427
Friday, February 23, 2024 9:00am - 11:00am COE 403


What to Bring

  1. Laptop if available.

Questions? Contact Traci Sgrignoli, Director of Field Experiences and Licensure

Student Teaching Eligibility Requirements

  • Admission to the Teacher Education Program
  • Meet or exceed all GPA requirements (2.65 GPA or higher in teaching major(s), minor(s), and overall with no grade below a C)
  • All students, except valid MT licensed teachers, must obtain a new, federal criminal background report (CBR) for student teaching; a new fingerprint card, fees, and documents are to be submitted at the time an application for student teaching is submitted. Review and complete the Federal Criminal Background Check process.
  • Completion of all required coursework (except one class with permission from your advisor) by the beginning of the student teaching semester

Questions? Contact Traci Sgrignoli, Director of Field Experiences and Licensure

Student Teaching Application

Application completed through Tevera. Any questions, please contact Nicole Bookheimer in COE 278.



If you need help calculating your grade point average, please refer to the GPA Calculator.

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