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Class 2 Standard


Requirements for Montana Class 2 Educator Licensure

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). Click here for PRAXIS information. AND
  2. Completion and verification of the free, on-line course “An Introduction to Indian Education for All in Montana” .

Application Process

  1. Complete the online application at: https://apps3.opi.mt.gov/SSO/Login/Login.aspx
  2. Supplemental forms to the online application; must be submitted by mail unless otherwise noted and received by OPI before your application can be processed:
  3. Official transcripts may be sent electronically from the college or university to cert@mt.gov ormailed.
  4. Verification of required Praxis test scores submitted electronically to cert@mt.gov or the original mailed.
  5. Original completion certificate for “An Introduction to Indian Education for All in Montana”.
  6. Copy of your valid, unexpired out-of-state teaching license electronically to cert@mt.gov or mailed, if applicable.

Mail all hard copy documents to:

Montana Office of Public Instructions
Attn. Educator Licensure
PO Box 202501
Helena, MT 59620

NOTE: If you meet all requirements but have:

  • An unrestricted, expired out-of-state teaching license
    AND
  • Have not earned 6 semester credits of college coursework from a regionally accredited college or university, within the past 5 years

Utilize this same application link, the system will automatically convert your Class 2 application to a Class 5 provisional license. The provisional license allows you to be employed in Montana as an educator while completing the outstanding requirements. This license is valid for a period of up to three years from date of validation.

Questions: Please call us at 406-444-3150

Paper Application: If you chose to apply with this application, all forms within this application must be completed and returned before your application will be processed.

Class 2 Standard Educator License paper application