MRTP graduates stand out because of the tremendous learning opportunities and field
experience they have engaged in while completing MSU's Department of Education Master
of Arts in Teaching educator preparation program.
The degree program emphasizes the strengths and assets of rural communities. This
positions MRTP graduates to be ready on Day 1 to teach in Montana's rural schools.
Additionally, the Montana Rural Teacher Project provides two years of mentorship and
support for graduates as they enter the teaching profession.
Our partnership with education groups around the state provides ongoing professional
learning and development to support MRTP graduates, the school leaders who supervise
them, and the districts in which they teach.