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
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Patricia Ingraham Ed.D.


Kathryn D. Will M.Ed.

Assistant Director

Jackie Bergstedt

License-Certification Permit Tech

College Dean:

Dr. Lynda Ransdell

Department Head:

Dr. Jayne Downey

Overseas Study - New Zealand

Overseas Student Teaching

See current opportunities below!

All elementary and secondary education majors who are eligible to student teach can elect to go overseas for their student teaching experience.  The field placement office works with Educators Abroad ( to place students in one of approximately 50 different countries. The cost for overseas placement varies due to airfare and location, some countries are less expensive than others; however, it is approximately $5,000 plus MSU tuition.

Before going overseas, teacher candidates will spend 4 weeks in one of the Gallatin Valley schools in order for the students to complete the TWS and 2 observations.  In addition, Teacher Candidates will be expected to take Professional Issues online.

Requirements for Overseas Placements:

  • 3.0 GPA
  • 2 academic letters of recommendation supporting this placement
  • Interview with Dr. Ingraham after submitting the Teacher Candidate Application
  • Attend 2 meetings about overseas expectations during the semester prior to departure.
For additional information regarding overseas placement, please contact Dr. Pat Ingraham at (406) 994-6277

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