Principal Endorsement

Educators who have completed their principal preparation coursework in other states and are seeking Administrative Licensure with a Principal Endorsement in Montana must complete a course in Montana School Law. An additional recommendation is that principals be licensed K-12 in Montana, and completion of EDLD 565 Instructional Leadership is required to do so. The following courses are recommended for K-12 MT Administrative Licensure:

EDLD 565 K-12 Instructional Leadership 3
EDLD 655 MT Legal & Policy Studies 3
or  
EDLD 532 School Law 3

Although EDLD 532 Montana School Law or EDLD 655 Montana Legal and Policy Studies will meet this requirement, the recommended course is EDLD 655 Montana Legal and Policy Studies. EDLD 655 delves more substantively into Montana case law without duplicating the U.S. Constitutional Law content present in most school law courses offered in principal preparation programs.


School Superintendent Endorsement

Educators who have completed their School Superintendent preparation coursework and licensure in other states and are seeking Administrative Licensure with a School Superintendent Endorsement in Montana must complete both a course in Montana School Law and a course in Montana School Finance. The following courses are required and are typically offered every summer:

EDLD 655 MT Legal & Policy Studies 3
EDLD 650 MT Finance & Facilities 3
EDLD 645 Personnell and Collective Bargaining in MT 3

How to Apply

Contact the Educational Leadership faculty to discuss requirements for licensure.

Complete the Graduate School application available online at the Graduate School website.
http://www.montana.edu/gradschool/admissions/apply.html

Educational Leadership Faculty

Dr. Tena Versland, Program Leader
406-994-6799 Email: tena.versland@montana.edu

Dr. Bill Ruff
406-994-4182 Email: wruff@montana.edu

Dr. David Henderson
406-994-6424 Email: david.henderson3@montana.edu

Dr. Art Bangert
406-994-7424 Email: abangert@montana.edu


Contact Information

Graduate Program Assistant
PO Box 172880
Montana State University
Reid Hall 215, Bozeman, MT 59717-2880 
edgrad@montana.edu