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Online teacher preparation program now accepting applications

July 16, 2010View for printing

The NPTT program is designed to help seasoned professionals who possess degrees in endorsable majors transition into careers as secondary school teachers. The program leads to secondary teacher licensure, which is the same license as that earned with a four-year education degree.

The Northern Plains Transition to Teaching program (NPTT), an online graduate-level teacher preparation program, is now accepting applications for a fall cohort that will begin Sept. 19. Preferential deadline for applications is Monday, Aug. 2.

Since the program is taught entirely online, students do not need to be based in Bozeman, or even Montana, to enroll. NPTT students who begin the program during one of this year’s four starting dates will be able to begin teaching in their own classrooms with a temporary teaching license by the start of the 2011/2012 school year. Students who successfully complete the program will be recommended for full licensure by summer 2012. In addition, individuals who qualify may become eligible to earn a master’s degree in curriculum and instruction by fulfilling additional requirements. For more information about NPTT, contact Kate Hallowell or Jamie O’Callaghan at (406) 994-5662 or More information is also available at
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