The MRTP Newsletter offers monthly updates about the MAT program and Montana Rural Teacher Project. If you would like to recieve this monthly newsletter please contact Ciara Burgal.


Teach Montana Educator's Fair

Teach Montanaa

The Allen Yarnell Center is hosting two Teach Montana Educator Fairs this Spring! Join for the virtual fair this Friday, March 10th!

Student Information:

The fair is available for all Montana students and alumni from all education contents. Don't miss this opportunity to connect with school districts and decision makers across the state!


Employer Information:

Register now to be featured at the fair!


Find the most up to date information on the Teach Montana Fair Webpage.


Mark your calendar now. The in person Teach Montana Educator's Fair is May 10th!

MSU Fourth Annual Giving Day


Giving Day 2023 was a huge success. Thank you to everyone who shared and donated. The Inclusive Community Camp (ICC) was able to raise $2,900 from 44 donors during the 29 hour event.


The goal is to have ICC become a sustainable program that can grow just as the Bozeman community is growing. The funds raised during Giving Day will be used to ensure the camp can provide a range of activities, materials, and experiences for all campers, of all abilities.


MRTP Graduate Highlight

Scout Sutton

The Montana Rural Teacher Project now has 28 graduates from two cohorts and 26 have taken a teaching position in Montana schools. We are excited to highlight how our graduates are doing in their classrooms.This month we feature Scout Sutton.


Scout is a graduate from the second cohort of MRTP and is in her first year teaching 7th and 8th grade Social Studies at Lolo Middle School. She feels confident in knowledge of her students' needs and her capabilities to create lessons that meet her students where they are, but continue to challenge them. Scout has connected immensely with her mentor, Jennifer, and feels she is an integral factor in her comfort in the classroom.


Scout likes to include hands on activities in her lessons whenever she can such as mining for blueberries in muffins or learning about taxation with M&Ms. Scout continues to connect with her students outside the classroom by hosting Lunch with Ms. Sutton, Thankful Thursdays, and attending as many extracurricular competitions as she can.


Master of Arts in Teaching Deadlines

Secondary track starts - May 2023

Preferred application deadline - March 1, 2023

Elementary track starts - January 2024

Preferred application deadline - October 1, 2023

If you know of prospective applicants, please invite them to contact Jamie O'Callaghan.


Math and Science Online PD Opportunity

Free online workshop on March 22 features MSU researcher who combines biology and mathematics 

Montana middle and high school science teachers are invited to attend a free workshop on Wednesday, March 22, 2023 from 4pm to 5pm called MSU Research in Action. 

The workshop is part of a monthly series hosted by the MSU Science Math Resource Center. The March workshop features Dr. Bree Cummins, an MSU assistant research professor who conducts research in several areas of mathematical biology, including modeling the genetic control of cellular processes, modeling social processes related to disease spread, and most recently, using artificial intelligence to understand complex biological systems.

Teachers can earn 1 OPI renewal unit for participating. Registration is limited to 30 participants.  

Each monthly Research in Action workshop features a Montana State University STEM researcher. You will not only hear about the work they do, but you will hear about their own STEM pathway. We will then have facilitated discussion to think about how you can bring the information into the classroom. Recordings of past workshops are on the SMRC Professional Development web page. 


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