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Montana Admissions Standards

State/CAEP Requirements

State-level requirements
GPA requirement 3.0 cohort average
Test requirement None

Citation

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Administrative Rules of the State of Montana 10.58.103; .313

State Response

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The state of Montana declined to comment on NCTQ's analysis.

Montana Programs

Click below to see analyses of program-level compliance with GPA and/or testing requirements, as well as program responses to these findings.

Montana State University Billings

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Program-level GPA requirement Program meets the state's…
GPA requirement Test requirement GPA and test requirement
3.0 Yes N/A N/A
Program Response

Montana State University Billings noted that Montana requires the average GPA of candidates admitted to an educator preparation program meet the CAEP 3.0 average requirement. The institution stated that it is not required that each applicant achieve a 3.0 GPA. MSU Billings added that its average GPA of 3.24 is above this expected average, as reported in their Title II report. The institution further added that the state of Montana does not have admissions requirements and that these requirements are set by individual programs.

University of Montana - Western

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Program-level GPA requirement Program meets the state's…
GPA requirement Test requirement GPA and test requirement
2.7 Possible N/A N/A
Program Response

The University of Montana - Western noted that it meets the state's GPA requirement for licensure which is a content area GPA of 2.65.

University of Montana

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Program-level GPA requirement Program meets the state's…
GPA requirement Test requirement GPA and test requirement
2.75 Yes N/A N/A
Program Response

The University of Montana recognized the factual accuracy of this analysis.

Montana State University

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Program-level GPA requirement Program meets the state's…
GPA requirement Test requirement GPA and test requirement
2.75 Yes N/A N/A
Program Response

Montana State University recognized the factual accuracy of this analysis.

University of Great Falls

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Program-level GPA requirement Program meets the state's…
GPA requirement Test requirement GPA and test requirement
2.75 Yes N/A N/A

Rocky Mountain College

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Program-level GPA requirement Program meets the state's…
GPA requirement Test requirement GPA and test requirement
3.0 Yes N/A N/A

Montana State University - Northern

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Program-level GPA requirement Program meets the state's…
GPA requirement Test requirement GPA and test requirement
3.0 Yes N/A N/A
Program Response

Montana State University - Northern noted that its Teacher Education Program requires an individual to have a 3.0 GPA average. In addition, candidates are required to take the CORE Academic Skills for Educators test and to score 156 or higher in reading; 150 or higher in math; and 162 or higher in writing.

Salish Kootenai College

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Program-level GPA requirement Program meets the state's…
GPA requirement Test requirement GPA and test requirement
2.5 Possible N/A N/A
Program Response

Salish Kootenai College noted that it has met the 3.0 average GPA for its teacher candidates for the past several years, as supported by data collected for CAEP and Title II reporting. The institution noted that although it only requires a 2.5 GPA for admittance, candidates enter their programs with a median GPA of 3.42 and graduate with a median GPA of 3.39. The institution monitors this data closely to inform it of any adjustments that may need to be made to meet the 3.0 GPA requirement.

Carroll College

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Program-level GPA requirement Program meets the state's…
GPA requirement Test requirement GPA and test requirement
2.5 Possible N/A N/A