The Administrative Rules of Montana (ARM) Title 10, Chapter 58 Professional Educator Preparation Program Standards (PEPPS) directs the accreditation of educator preparation programs (EPP) in Montana. There are nine post-secondary campuses offering EPPs in Montana, and each is approved by the Montana state board of public education to provide EPPs leading to licensure for teachers and administrators. Each EPP offers its own combination of programs.
Montana Board of Public Education Approved Educator Preparation Programs (EPP)
Both historical and current combinations of programs can be accessed in the Approved EPP documents (below).
Specific program questions should be directed to the licensure official listed on each Approved EPP document.
Instructions for using the Approved EPP documents:
Select the College or University. Current programs will have a "YES" in the 5th column, titled, "YES if still approved or Date Discontinued", and will also list the Month and Year of the most recent site review in the last column. Historical, or discontinued programs will have the final year of approval in the 5th column, and may or may not have information in the final column. For programs with a current minor and a discontinued major (or vice versa), the discontinued program will be listed with a date in the 5th column, indicating the final year it was approved. The date in the last column will reflect the most recent site review for the current program. Site reviews occur on a rotating schedule and each campus is reviewed every seven years. Provisional approval may be awarded by the Montana Board of Public Education on recommendation of the Educator Preparation Division Administrator of the Office of Public Instruction for programs instituted between site reviews.
Approved EPP documents:
- Carroll College- Helena, MT
- Montana State University- Bozeman, MT
- Montana State University Billings- Billings, MT
- Montana State University Northern- Havre, MT
- Rocky Mountain College- Billings, MT
- Salish Kootenai College- Pablo, MT
- Stone Child College- Box Elder, MT
- University of Montana- Missoula, MT
- University of Montana Western- Dillon, MT
- University of Providence- Great Falls, MT (formerly University of Great Falls)