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

Qualifications for a Montana Class 5 Provisional Teaching License

  • 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.
  • Applicanats that have completed an educator preparation program outside of Montana must provide proof of:
    • A Montana residential address or a job offer from an accredited or state-funded P-12 Montana school, AND
    • Successful completion (meets or exceeds minimum passing score) of the Montana required Praxis applicable to requested endorsement.

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 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.