- Teacher retirement [Article]
The Montana Teacher Retirement System is not adminstered by the Office of Public Instruction. Information about teacher's retirement is at the Teacher's Retirement System.
- How is the Montana Teacher Retirement System structured? [Article]
- Preschool Teacher Qualifications - Head Start [Article]
What are the current requirements for Head Start teacher qualifications?
Each Head Start classroom in center-based programs must have a teacher w
- What test does Montana require for educator licensure? [Article]
Testing is not required for "LICENSURE" in Montana. However, you may be required to complete testing as part of your college program before they can recommend you for Montana licensure. Ple
- Student Loan Forgiveness Programs - List of Low Income Schools [Article]
I am a first year teacher and I just read about Student Loan Forgiveness Programs. Can you tell me more about the program? Quality Educator Loan Forgiveness Program L
- Get the results of a Back Ground Check [Article]
In order for us to share your background results, we need you to complete a redissemination form which gives us your written permission to share your fingerprint results. You can find
- How do I apply for renewal credit? [Article]
Please see information under "Renewals" at http:// www.opi.mt.gov /Cert/Index.html
- Quarter Hours to Semester Hours Conversion [Article]
How do you convert quarter hours to semester hours? One quarter credit is equal to 2/3 of a semester credit. Six quarter credits is equivalent to four semester credits.
- Highly Qualified Teacher [Article]
How do I determine if I am "highly qualified" teacher?
The most current information is posted on the Federal Programs page:
- How long is my Montana background check valid? [Article]
How long is my Montana background check valid? The fingerprint background check is valid for licensure for a period of two years, based upon the processing date on the report. The date of re
- Educator's Code of Ethics [Article]
How do I find the Professional Educators of Montana Code of Ethics?
The Code of Ethics is published by the Board of Public Education.
To find a copy, logon to our website at:&nb
- List of Teaching Jobs [Article]
The list of education related jobs in Montana can be found by visiting OPI's Jobs for Teachers web site located at
- Tests required for licensure [Article]
What test does Montana require for educator licensure? Testing is not required for "LICENSURE" in Montana. However, you may be required to complete testing as part of your coll
- Changing careers [Article]
I am considering changing careers. What would I have to do to become a teacher in Montana?
If you have at least a bachelor's degree, The Northern Plains Transition to Teaching Program a
- Accepted degrees-Online Colleges [Article]
Does Montana accept degrees from online universities or universities outside of Montana for Educator Licensing?
Montana's Administrative Rules for Educator Licensure require completion of an
- Teacher pay in Montana [Article]
What is the average pay for a teacher in the state of Montana?
Salaries in Montana are determined by collective bargaining agreements in 200+ local school district and staff bargaining
- What are the current Head Start teacher qualifications? [Article]
What are the current requirements for Head Start teacher qualifications? Each Head Start classroom in center-based programs must have a teacher who has at least one of the fo
- Please define tenure for teachers. Is a teacher with tenure still reviewed? How ... [Article]
Montana law (Mont. Code Ann. §20-4-203) defines teacher tenure as "whenever a teacher has been elected by the offer and acceptance of a contract for the fourth consecutive year of e
- What is the average teacher's salary in the state of Montana? [Article]
Teacher salaries are determined by local school districts through locally developed bargaining procedures. Some salary information may be available from the Montana Education Association
- Our school has an elementary/jr. high P.E. position open. If it is filled with a... [Article]
Yes, that person would be "misassigned" and the district would receive a "ding".