Please note that the Education Department keeps the placement files.

Contact Connie Beck at (406) 683-7636.

What is a Placement File?

A Placement File consists of your professional pages and letters of recommendation. This file is created to help educators gain employment. Once you find a school or schools you wish to apply at, email Career Services the address of the school. We will also send you a confirmation email that your file has been sent 1-2 days after it has been requested.

Establishing your Placement File 

Please see the link below for further details to assist you with any questions you may have.
Establishing your Placement File

Reference Requests and Recommendation Form

When asking for a recommendation letter, you want someone who is going to help you gain employment. Your supervising teacher during student teaching or the principal would be greatpersonel to ask for a recommendation. Other people you could ask are: professors, current employers or a mentor. People you want to avoid asking are your friends or family. Keep it professional. You fill out the Reference Request form and we send them our Recommendation Form very prompt after the request is made.
Request for References
Recommendation Form

Authorization Form

Career Services uses a Non-Confidential credential form. This allows you to see all that is in your file.

Professional Pages

Professional Pages highlight the experience you have. It allows the hiring commitee to see your qualifications and accomplishments.
The pdf form of the Professional Pages below require that you use Adobe Acrobat Reader. If you do not have Adobe Acrobat Reader it is a free application and can be downloaded from You should save this document to your computer or an external storage device before opening the document in Adobe Acrobat Reader to enter in your information.
Professional Pages
* Placement files that are inactive for a period of 10 years will be destroyed*

The Montana Western Education Department
(406) 683-7636