Added Endorsements

Congratulations adding an endorsement to your existing Montana Class 1 or 2 teaching license!  

The process to add an endorsement begins with contacting the Field Placement Post-Baccalaureate Specialist, Jamie O’Callaghan to inquire about your options. Jamie will help you to determine your eligibility for added endorsement options. As part of this process you will complete the Licensure Endorsement Assessment Process

MSU offers the following endorsement areas: 

  • Agricultural Education
  • Art
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Earth Science
  • Economics
  • Elementary Education
  • English Extended Major
  • Family and Consumer Sciences  *Online available 
  • French
  • General Science Broadfield
  • German
  • Government
  • Health Enhancement
  • History
  • Library Media Science *Online available 
  • Math 
  • Music
  • Physics
  • Reading K-12
  • Social Studies Broadfield
  • Spanish
  • Technology Education

Added Endorsements and the OPI Teaching Endorsement Internship Pathway

At MSU we value the opportunity to support currently licensed Montana Teachers in adding teaching endorsement. We do so through the OPI Teaching Endorsement Internship pathway (formerly known as BPE Internship). 

The Teaching Endorsement Internship and added endorsements requires all coursework to be completed within three years while making adequate yearly progress (minimum of six credits per year completed). The program requires participation from you and your employing administrator throught the duration of the Internship engagement, as well as both Fall and Spring enrollment and participation in CEEX 280 (unless enrolled in the coordinated FCS graduate program or Library Media Certification program).

This program is rigerous and requires a commitment to participation. 

In order to successfully complete the Teaching Endorsement Internship candidates will: 

  • Enroll in and complete CEEX 280 Internship course (fall and spring semesters) and complete all required assignments (unless enrolled in FCS graduate program or Library Media Program). 
  • In final semester of CEEX - complete final, summative assignment and observation
  • Complete all coursework required on LEAT endorsement review  with a passing grade of C or higher 
  • Seek approval for all content coursework prior to enrollment each semester, per your course plan. Communicate with Jamie O'Callaghan regarding course approvals
  • Receive a minimum GPA  of 2.75  or higher in newendorsement area. 
  • Submit allcoursetranscripts via CEEX 280 each fall semester to demonstrate progress
  • Upon completion of all coursework send to the Field Placement and Licensure office OFFICIAL copies of transripts of all coursework taken to apply toward new endorsement so that the recommendation for licensure can be completed
  • Must take and pass Praxis Subject Assessment Exam  
  • Submit request for recommendation for added endorsement here: https://www.montana.edu/fieldplacement/licensure/index.html 

Board of Public Education Internship (BPE Internship) Handbook - OUTDATED 

Candidates for our BPE Internship route will work under the guidelines of our BPE Internship Handbook. Please access this handbook here:

https://www.montana.edu/fieldplacement/bpe/