(1) Internships are defined in ARM 10.55.602.
(2) As part of an internship agreement, the parties must agree to the following:
(a) the intern will complete the requirements for the appropriate endorsement within three years;
(b) the school district will provide local supervision and support of the intern; and
(c) the accredited educator preparation program will approve the coursework and provide support and periodic supervision.
(3) If entering into internship agreements, the accredited Montana educator preparation program must report each enrolled intern to the Superintendent of Public Instruction no later than November 15 of each year.
(4) For each intern a district desires to have deemed appropriately assigned, the school district must report to the superintendent during the annual data collection, at the beginning of years two and three of each internship agreement, the intern's yearly progress toward completion of the program of study.
(5) An intern may be considered appropriately assigned for up to three years while enrolled in and making progress toward completion of a Montana accredited educator preparation program. Extension may be granted at the discretion of the Superintendent of Public Instruction as authorized in ARM 10.57.109. Requests for extension must be submitted by the intern and supported by the accredited educator preparation program and the school district. A request for extension must demonstrate evidence of extreme hardship or other circumstances beyond the control of the intern which prevented timely completion of the agreed upon plan of study.
(6) If an intern fails to show sufficient and satisfactory annual progress in the plan of study toward completion of a Montana accredited educator preparation program, the Superintendent of Public Instruction may consider that intern inappropriately assigned.
(7) An emergency authorization of employment granted by the Superintendent of Public Instruction pursuant to 20-4-111, MCA is not a license; it is granted to a district which, under emergency conditions, cannot secure the services of an appropriately licensed and endorsed teacher or principal. A person authorized under 20-4-111, MCA is not eligible for an internship.
History: Mont. Const. Art. X, sec. 9, 20-2-114, 20-2-121, 20-7-101, MCA; IMP, Mont. Const. Art. X, sec. 9, 20-2-121, 20-3-106, 20-7-101, MCA; NEW, 2012 MAR p. 2042, Eff. 7/1/13; TRANS, from 10.55.607, 2023 MAR p. 255, Eff. 7/1/23.