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Title II, Part A: Improving Teacher Quality Grant Program

Click here to view the projects selected for 2014 and 2015

Click here to view Montana Title II A 2016 RFP

Click here to view Montana Title II A 2016 RFP word doc

Click here to download an Excel version of the Title II Budget Sheet


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.

For more information about the grant requirements, please following the links in the left-hand navigation bar.


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