Office of Commissioner of Higher Education
Title II, Part A: Improving Teacher Quality Grant Program
The purpose of the Improving Teacher Quality grant program is to ensure our state's high-need middle school and high school teachers and principals have the opportunity to become highly qualified. Title II, Part A legislation provides state education agencies with the flexibility to use these funds creatively to address challenges to teacher quality. Grant projects must provide high-qualified professional development. Professional development includes, but is not limited to, activities that
- improve and increase teachers' knowledge of academic subjects and enable teachers to become highly qualified;
- are an integral part of broad schoolwide and districtwide educational improvement plans;
- give teachers and principals the knowledge and skills to help students meet challenging state academic standards;
- improve classroom management skills;
- are sustained, intensive, and classroom focused and are not one-day or short-term workshops;
- advance teacher understanding of effective instruction strategies that are based on scientifically based research, and
- are developed with extensive participation of teachers, principals, parents, and administration.
Submission for the 2015 RFP has closed. We have received far more proposals than we can currently fund.
For more information about priority areas for this professional development grant, please review Montana's Education Priorities.
For more information about the grant requirements, please read the following information: