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The live stream is here. Show starts 6:15 in the evening, Monday, November 9th.

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This ceremony welcomes new teacher candidates who have been admitted to the Teacher Education Program at MSU Bozeman. Teacher candidates receive the official nametags they will need to enter the public schools. Since they could not be distributed at the virtual ceremony, nametags, the pin that gets you in, will be available for pickup in Reid Hall 250 in the spring.


This ceremony also recognizes teacher candidates who will be heading out into the schools for student teaching. These old hands will have an opportunity to pass on words of wisdom to the inductees. They will also receive a gift they may find useful in the field.


This term's Induction and Send-Off was held virtually via Webex and streamed onto YouTube. Festivities began at 6:15 p.m. on Monday, November 9. We recommend that you supply yourself with snacks to simulate the catered event.

KeynoteKristi Borge

Kristi Borge, 2021 Montana Teacher of the Year, has agreed to be our keynote speaker. Mrs. Borge teaches all grade levels and subjects in the one-room K-8 schoolhouse in Polaris. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education (2010) and a Master of Education in Curriculum & Instruction (2016) both from Montana State University.


Who should attend? Students admitted to the MSU-Bozeman Teacher Education Program, their family and friends, cooperating teachers, field supervisors, faculty, and staff. If you are not on the Webex guest list, please join us on the YouTube live stream.


In the meantime, if you are an invitee and not already an experienced Webex user, you might want to get your computer ready. The Webex folks have a simple video tutorial you can watch on how to connect to a Webex video conference. Or if you prefer rich detail, they have a page with plenty of information.

If you are one of the student teachers being sent off, please try to have headphones and a microphone handy. We will want to hear the brief words of good advice you can pass on to the incoming inductees, preferably without feedback from your speakers.


This event was live streamed to the Department's YouTube channel.


If you are on Facebook, this event will be listed there, but the link will be back to this page. The YouTube link above will be your route to the live stream


Spring 2020 Induction and Send-Off