10.58.604 ADVANCED PROGRAMS
(1) Advanced programs are offered at postbaccalaureate levels for:
(a) the continuing education of teachers who have previously completed initial preparation; or
(b) the preparation of other school professionals.
(2) Advanced programs commonly award graduate credit and include masterꞌs, specialist, and doctoral degree programs as well as non-degree educator preparation programs offered at the postbaccalaureate level. Examples of these programs include:
(a) teachers who are preparing for a second endorsement at the graduate level in a field different from the field in which they had their first endorsement;
(b) programs for teachers who are seeking a masterꞌs degree in the field in which they teach;
(c) programs not tied to endorsement, such as programs in curriculum and instruction; and
(d) programs for other school professionals such as school counselors, school psychologists, educational administrators, and curriculum directors.
History: 20-2-114, MCA; IMP, 20-2-121, MCA; NEW, 2014 MAR p. 2936, Eff. 7/1/15.