Courses and Timeline


The NPTT Program includes ten or eleven courses depending on what practicum track you choose. More information is available under the Course Requirements page.

Please see the detailed descriptions for NPTT courses.

Course Delivery: We deliver courses via Brightpsace LE, the chosen learning management system of Montana State University.


Your timeline to complete NPTT depends on what track to completion you take.


What is a Paid Intern?

A paid intern is an NPTT student employed as a teacher for an entire academic year, under contract with a school district as a classroom teacher, teaching with a provisional teaching license.

What is a Student Teacher?

A Student Teacher engages in a traditional university student teaching experience, fulfilling university credit in an unpaid position, mentored by a cooperating teacher. This experience lasts for 14 weeks.

Timeline for NPTT Completion by Cohort

See your cohort schedule.