The teacher licensure in the state of Montana has a tiered class system, with each class representing a special license depending on qualifications and area of licensure. Teachers seeking licensure in traditional areas of endorsement (Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle, Secondary, K-12) are required to hold a Class 1 (Professional Teacher’s) or a Class 2 (Standard Teacher’s) licenses. Teachers who are working towards meeting the requirements for Class 1 or Class 2 licenses may be eligible for Class 5 (Provisional) license. Class 3, Class 4, and Class 6 licenses are reserved for administrative, career and technical education, and other school specialists (School Counselors, School Psychologists, etc.). For additional information about certification, please, consult the Montana Office of Public Instruction.
This is a list that the state maintains of approved credentialing programs. Use this list to search for credentialing programs that fit your needs. This list displays all credentialing programs (including those that are not specifically for world language teaching). The state may periodically change this list. Credential-seeking individuals must attend a program from this approved list to receive credentials in the state of Montana.