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Professional Licensure by State - Montana

There are three pathways to meeting Montana’s requirements for Class 2 licensure (per Administrative Rules of Montana 10.57.410). 

One of the following must be met:

  1. Completion of an educator preparation program which is accredited by NCATE, CAEP, MACTE or is a state approved program from a regionally accredited college or university AND   completion of student teaching or a supervised teaching experience through an educator preparation program. OR
  2. Completion of a National Board Certification program. OR
  3. Completion of a non-traditional teaching program with five (5) successful years of teaching experience, along with a current, standard, unrestricted out-of-state educator license. 

Additionally, each of the following must be met prior to licensure:

  1. Verification of the Montana required Praxis test score(s) meeting Montana standards for your endorsement area(s).
  2. Completion and verification of the free, online course: An Introduction to Indian Education for All in Montana.

Approval Status

Pima Community College’s Post Baccalaureate Teacher Education Program meets the academic requirements for initial certification.

State Website

Montana Licensure Website

Contact Information

Montana Office of Public Instruction Educator Licensure Attention: Educator Licensure
PO Box 202501
Helena, MT 59620-2501

Phone: 406-444-2580

Email: [email protected]

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