Frequently Asked Questions
Here Answers to Some Frequently Asked Questions About the Teach In Montana Facebook Site
MONTANA LICENSURE RULES ARE IN REVIEW AND NEW RULES ARE EXPECTED TO BE EFFECTIVE IN MAY 2022. WE ENCOURAGE ALL OUT OF STATE APPLICANTS WHO DO NOT HAVE A MONTANA LICENSE TO WAIT UNTIL THESE RULES ARE IN PLACE AS MANY EXISTING REQUIREMENTS FOR OUT OF STATE TEACHERS ARE EXPECTED TO BE RELAXED.
Does Montana have reciprocity with teaching certificates/licenses from other states?
Yes, if you have 5 years of experience under your active certificate/license. There are other criteria to successful licensure such as background checks and a current PRAXIS score.
Where can I apply for a teaching job listed on the Teach In Montana website?
The application process is described in the details of each job description under "How to Apply". Teach In Montana is a program that helps rural schools in Montana recruit teachers to their districts and to Montana. Each district has a unique application process. At this time Teach In Montana does not accept applications directly.
How much can I expect to be paid if I teach in Montana?
Each school district that has a job posted on the Teach in Montana website has a different compensation package. There is not a statewide salary schedule in Montana. In the 2022-2023 school year many school districts in Montana will have a minimum entry level salary of at least $33,340 as a result of legislation passed in the in 2021 Legislative Session. Many school districts will have an entry level salary higher than the amount noted above. The most common method of teacher salary in Montana is a salary that is based on years of experience and education. Most salary schedules have a different "attainment level", which is the factor that salaries are increased over time and education. Some school districts accept up to 10 years of experience, others accept all years. Look at the details of each job posted. School Districts are encouraged to post an entry level salary range.
How do I get licensed to teach in Montana?
Go this webpage of the Licensure Unit of the Office of Public Instruction (OPI): http://opi.mt.gov/Educators/Licensure/Educator-Licensure.
If you have specific questions about licensure and endorsement in Montana email us at email@example.com.
I don't live in the United States, can I teach in Montana? Will all school districts consider my application?
Yes. Start by going to the the OPI licensure webpage: http://opi.mt.gov/Educators/Licensure/Educator-Licensure. No, not all school districts with jobs posted on Teach In Montana will consider an application from a teacher who does not live in the United States. Click Here for more information about teaching in Montana if you are an international teacher.