Teacher License Reciprocity: State Profile

Teacher License Reciprocity: State Profile - Montana


 


Description Citation/Link
State certification / licensure website http://opi.mt.gov/cert/
State information on reciprocity http://opi.mt.gov/cert/FAQ/faq.html
Has the state signed the NASDTEC Interstate Agreement? Yes. Montana is a participant in the NASDTEC Interstate Agreement.
Does the state have full reciprocity by statute for out-of-state teachers? No.
Does the state have additional coursework requirements in place for out-of-state teachers? Yes, but not immediately. Applicants who completed an educator preparation program in another state must verify completion of the online course “An Introduction to Indian Education for All in Montana” and completion of a supervised teaching experience as part of an educator preparation program in order to be eligible for a Standard - Class 2 or a Professional - Class 1 License. Applicants not meeting these requirements may be eligible to receive a Provisional - Class 5 License if they provide proof of a minimum passing score on the Praxis Subject Assessment and a current Montana address or job offer from an accredited or state-funded P-12 school in Montana. Applicants for a Standard or Professional certificate whose degree is more than five years old and who do not have a current out-of-state license must have earned six semester credits from a regionally accredited college or university within the five-year period preceding the effective date of the license. MT ADC 10.57.410
MT ADC 10.57.424
Does the state provide a test-out or other exemption option for coursework requirements? No.
Does the state have additional assessment requirements in place for out-of-state teachers? Yes. Applicants who completed an educator preparation program in another state must provide proof of a minimum passing score on the PRAXIS Subject Assessment applicable to the requested endorsement in order to be eligible for a Provisional, Standard or Professional License. Applicants for a Provisional License must also submit evidence of a current Montana address or job offer from an accredited or state-funded P-12 school in Montana. MT ADC 10.57.410
MT ADC 10.57.424
MT ADC 10.57.411
Does the state have different requirements in place for experienced and inexperienced out-of-state teachers? Yes. Applicants who complete an educator preparation program in another state must show proof of five years of successful experience (defined as employment as a licensed teacher at any level within a state accredited P-12 school system, or in an educational institution for the equivalent of at least .5 FTE for a school year comparable to a 180 day school year) as documented by a recommendation from the out-of-state state accredited P-12 school employer in order to be eligible for a Standard - Class 2 License. Applicants not meeting experience requirements may be eligible to receive a Provisional - Class 5 License if they provide proof of a minimum passing score on the Praxis Subject Assessment and a current Montana address or job offer from an accredited or state-funded P-12 school in Montana. MT ADC 10.57.410
MT ADC 10.57.424
MT ADC 10.57.411
Does the state require out-of-state teachers with experience provide evidence of effectiveness? Yes. Applicants who complete an educator preparation program in another state must show proof of five years of “successful” experience (defined as employment as a licensed teacher at any level within a state accredited P-12 school system, or in an educational institution for the equivalent of at least .5 FTE for a school year comparable to a 180 day school year) as documented by a recommendation from the out-of-state state accredited P-12 school employer in order to be eligible for a Standard - Class 2 License. MT ADC 10.57.410
Does the state provide special reciprocity for out-of-state teachers with advanced credentials? No. Montana has three main licensure levels: Provisional - Class 5, Standard - Class 1 and Professional - Class 2. Out-of-state candidates with advanced credentials are granted a three year, nonrenewable Provisional - Class 5 License unless they meet the requirements for full licensure. MT ADC 10.57.411
Does the state provide special reciprocity (or other supports) for military spouses? No.

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