Requirements for Montana Class 5 Provisional Licensure With Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle, Secondary, K-12, or P-12 Special Education Endorsement


There is one pathway to meeting Montana’s requirements for Class 5 teaching licensure (as per Administrative Rules of Montana 10.57.425 and 10.57.426):

  • Completion of a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university AND
  • 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 AND
    • Meets the professional educator preparation program admission requirements

Additionally, the following must be met prior to licensure:

  1. Completion and verification of the free, online course An Introduction to Indian Education for All in Montana.

Application Process

  1. Complete the online application.
  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 or mailed.
  4. Original completion certificate for “An Introduction to Indian Education for All in Montana.”

Mail all hard copy documents to:

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

Questions: Please call us at 406-444-3150


Class 5 Provisional Educator Licensure Paper Application: If you choose to apply with this application, all forms within this application must be completed and returned before your application will be processed.


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