**Proposed
Revision to 806.1 - Supervising Teachers; Payment**

__Administrative Policy__:

1. The five ~~units~~ campuses of
the Montana University System which prepare elementary and secondary teachers
agreed to adopt a uniform schedule for the payment of teachers who supervise
student teachers. The schedule is based
on the following assumptions:

a. the basic unit of student teaching is
considered to be 30 clock hours of actual teaching done on a one-hour-per-day-for-a-full-quarter
(or its equivalent) basis. Five quarter hours of credit are usually awarded for
such a unit of student teaching.

b. a student may take a longer single
assignment (up to a total of 15 hours) of student teaching, or he may take two
separate assignments (ordinarily totaling 10 hours).

c. under special circumstances, a student may
be permitted to enroll for a number of hours of student teaching not a multiple
of 5; e.g., 6 hours, which would require at least 20% more clock hours of
actual teaching than the "basic unit" of 5 hours. Such arrangement, however, tends to be the
exception rather than the rule.

d. whether a student is getting 5, 10, or
15 credits for a given student teaching assignment, certain supervisory factors
remain relatively constant: (1) the amount of orientation and consultation
prior to taking over the class, and (2) the amount of individual conference
time throughout the teaching period.

2. On the basis of these assumptions a pay
scale, based on a flat fee of $25.00 plus an additional fee of $5.00 per credit
hour of student teaching registered for, was accepted.

3. A student teaching assignment of one
unit (the student would ordinarily be registered for 5 credits) would carry a
payment to the supervising teacher of $50.00 ($25.00 plus 5 times $5.00); for
an assignment of two units (10 credits), the amount would be $75.00 ($25.00
plus 10 times $5.00); for three units
(15 credits), the amount would be $l00.00--the maximum which would
be paid for any assignment. Payments
for student teaching assignments not multiples of 5 will be computed in the
same fashion.

4. Where more than one supervising teacher
is involved in a single assignment, the total amount will be divided among the
teachers involved. (Ordinarily, a student should not be expected to work with
more than two supervising teachers on any one student teaching assignment.)

5. When a student takes two units of
student teaching under different supervising teachers, the initial orientation
and conference fee of $25.00 will be included in the payment made to each
teacher.

__History__:

Executive Council, November 1, 1957; Council of Presidents, Nov. 23, 1981