Montana

Contact Information

Address:
Educator Licensure
Office of Public Instruction
P.O. Box 202501
Helena, MT 59620-2501

Phone:
406- 444-3095 (local)
888-231-9393 (in-state toll free)

Montana Department of Education: http://opi.mt.gov/Educators/Licensure/Become-a-Licensed-Montana-Educator

Certification Requirements

Teacher Licensure Needed: Yes

Master's Degree Needed: No

Praxis II Library Media Content Test Needed: No

Other Testing Needed: No

Description: Montana offers three options to obtain a Library Media endorsement.

Evaluation Process for Licensure:

A Competency Review for eligible individuals is required.

Option one:

  • If the candidate holds a current license from the NBPTS in a licensable area in Montana, a license will be awarded
  • Completion and verification of the free, online course "An Introduction to Indian Education for All in Montana"

Option two:

  • Graduated within the last five years from an accredited program
  • Completion and verification of the free, online course "An Introduction to Indian Education for All in Montana"

Option three:

  • The candidate has held a license within the last five years.
  • Completion and verification of the free, online course "An Introduction to Indian Education for All in Montana"

Reciprocity: Yes, but one must meet the state's requirements for licensure. Montana follows the Interstate Agreement with the 50 states and the District of Columbia in the National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education & Certification (NASDEC). However, one must meet the state's requirements for teaching licensure because it is not a law. Further information can be found at http://www.nasdtec.net/?InterstateAgreements.

MLA Citation "Montana." School Library Connection, September 2015, schoollibraryconnection.com/Home/Display/1959129?tab=1.

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