Teacher Licensure State Requirements - Montana

Become a Teacher in Montana

Montana teaching certification

Are you looking to make a difference? Enrolling in an online teacher certification program will help you meet the requirements to become a teacher in Montana.

Before becoming a licensed teacher in Montana, you must meet all of Montana's teacher certification requirements (for a Class 2 standard license), including:

  • Graduation from a bachelor’s degree program offered by an accredited college or university.
  • Completion of an accredited teacher education program, including student teaching, in an area for which Montana offers teacher certification.
  • Background clearance resulting from completion of the required background check.
  • Secondary education teacher candidates must have at least 40 units of coursework in the area of endorsement. South Broadfield social science students must have 60 units of coursework in the social sciences (history: 25-32 units, political science: 15-20 units, and then 12 additional units spread across sociology, economics, geography, or psychology.
    Note: These requirements are covered by WGU’s B.A. degree programs. Students in a post-baccalaureate or MAT program will need to review their undergraduate transcripts to ensure they have met the requirements for coursework in their content area.

Note: Listed requirements are current and are subject to change at any time, even during enrollment.

For the most current information about becoming a teacher in Montana, please check the Montana Office of Public Instruction website:
Montana Office of Public Instruction Web site
1-888-231-9393
cert@mt.gov

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