Applicants with a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university interested in pursuing an alternative route to teacher licensure may qualify for a Class 5 Provisional license with a plan of study from an accredited professional educator preparation program verifying that the applicant can meet the requirements for full licensure within the three (3) year validity period of the license. The provisional license allows the applicant to be employed in Montana as an educator while completing the outstanding requirements. Upon completion of a non-traditional teaching program with five (5) successful years of teaching experience, the applicant may be able to qualify for a Class 2 Standard Teacher’s License. With a completion and verification of a master’s degree in education or an endorsable area, the applicant may qualify for a Class 1 Professional Teaching License. Note, that alternative preparation programs in Montana are typically offered at a graduate level (MA, MS, MEd).
Montana Office of Public Instruction