Montana provides a state stipend to teachers who receive National Board Certification from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS). The current program was enacted into law by the 2017 Montana legislature.
Since the legislation was partially aimed at helping the recruitment and retention of teachers at schools in rural and high poverty areas, the stipend amount is higher for teachers at schools with critical educator shortages and those schools who qualify for school wide free and reduced lunch.
The Teacher Stipend Program with School Accounting Guidance provides a detailed explanation of the statute and Montana's National Board Certification program. Additional Resources are listed below.
National Board Teacher Stipend Information