Montana State University

Field Placement & Licensure

Montana State University
P.O. Box 172880
Bozeman, MT 59717-2880

Contact Information:

Telephone: (406) 994-4761
Fax: (406) 994-1950
Location: 247 Reid Hall
fieldplacement@montana.edu
@fieldplacement on Twitter

Patricia Ingraham Ed.D.

Director
patricia.ingraham@montana.edu

Kathryn D. Will M.Ed.

Assistant Director
406-994-4762
kathryn.will1@montana.edu

Jackie Bergstedt

License-Certification Permit Tech
jsb@montana.edu

College Dean:

Dr. Lynda Ransdell

Department Head:

Dr. Jayne Downey

Welcome to Field Placement and Licensure

We are proud of our field-based teacher preparation program and believe that through these experiences our students make a more successful transition from student to being a beginning teacher.  The field experiences are integrated throughout the teacher preparation program so there are ample opportunities to use theories and methods taught on campus being applied in a K-12 classroom setting.

The Co-Teaching model for field experiences is a model that has been embraced by our teacher education program because of the benefits it gives to the college student, the cooperating teacher, and ultimately the children in the K-12 classrooms.  The field experiences for practicum students are based locally.  For student teaching, teacher candidates may stay within Montana or may go out-of-state, as well as internationally.  We encourage a 14 week placement for student teaching, which provides the most benefits for our students.

Whether you are a practicum student in your methods courses or a teacher candidate ready to student teach, you will be given a cooperating teacher with a minimum of three years of teaching experience, as well as a field supervisor to assist you. 

We wish you success as you enter a more challenging phase of your teacher education program and look forward to working with you until you become a licensed teacher.

All the best,

Patricia Ingraham Ed.D.,
Director

Kathryn Will M.Ed,
Assistant Director
Adjunct Professor

Jackie Bergstedt,
License-Certification Permit Tech

MSU Field Placement
@fieldplacement on Twitter
Bozeman, Montana
http://www.montana.edu/fieldplacement



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