Below is a list of courses designed specifically for paraprofessionals, substitutes and other support staff. However, there are many courses in other categories that you can take to enhance your role within the school. View this document for a list of such courses, designed for all educators and handpicked as applicable for paraprofessionals. 

course description

This is the 1st of a two-part series (Reading and Math) that provides participants with important skills in classroom management as well as proven strategies in reading, writing, and math instruction. A nationally developed assessment is built directly into the course, assuring that paraprofessionals who take the course can demonstrate evidence of content mastery to their local districts and the state of Montana. Visit the registration site or contact Marco Fero or Jami Wood for more information (800) 398-0826.

Created by MFPE, the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) and a team of highly trained Montana paraprofessional educators. 

Type of Course

Facilitated, Feb 4 - March 15 (Reading) and March 18 - April 19 (Math)

Register and pay with MFPE by January 28. 

You will then receive an enrollment key to enroll in the course.

course length 3-4 hours/week for 10 weeks. Participants receive a certificate of completion.  Audience Paraprofessionals

user rating

User Ratings: 3.7 3.7 stars
course description

This course will address professionalism, legal aspects, classroom management, and strategies to successfully serve as a substitute or guest teacher. It is designed to meet the three-hour training requirement described in Administrative Rules of Montana 10.55.716.

Created by the Northwest Montana Co-Op and Colet Bartow (OPI).

type of course Self-paced course length 3 Hours audience Substitute Teachers
User rating User Ratings: 3.6  3.6 stars

"This course has helped me understand the basics of working with children as a part of enriching my community." -Substitute, Whitefish, MT

course description

This is the 2nd of a two-part series (Reading and Math) that provides participants with important skills in classroom management as well as proven strategies in reading, writing, and math instruction. A nationally developed assessment is built directly into the course, assuring that paraprofessionals who take the course can demonstrate evidence of content mastery to their local districts and the state of Montana. Visit this site or contact Marco Fero or Jami Wood for more information (800) 398-0826.

Created by MFPE, the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) and a team of highly trained Montana paraprofessional educators. 

Type of Course

Facilitated, Nov 12 - Dec 14 

Only for participants who have registered with MFPE and completed the PASS: Reading section.

course length 3-4 hours/week for 10 weeks. Participants receive a certificate of completion.  Audience Paraprofessionals

user rating

User Ratings: 3.7 3.7 stars