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Candidate support and assistance

It has been MEA-MFT's and the Montana Professional Teaching Foundation's great privilege to provide three statewide candidate assistance sessions every year since 1997.


During these sessions, candidates receive tips on completing the National Board Certification process from National Board Certified teachers.


Trained facilitators help evaluate portfolio entries and coach candidates on material selection and assessment center preparations. MPTF has a cadre of  twelve trained facilitators.


MPTF provides these candidate assistance sessions at no charge and actually pay for candidates' lodging and mileage when they attend, subject to available funding.


All National Board Certification candidates throughout Montana are invited to attend these assistance sessions. However, MPTF cannot invite candidates if they have not indicated on their candidate applications that they are willing to share their candidate information with 3rd party providers.


If you have any questions about candidate support in Montana or becoming involved in these sessions, please contact Marco Ferro of MEA-MFT at

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