Overview of Montana Testing Requirements
How to Qualify for Licensure in Montana
To qualify as an elementary teacher new to the profession for initial educator licensure in Montana, applicants must:
- Hold at least a Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university
- Verify completion of an accredited professional educator preparation program in an area approved for endorsement in Montana
- Earn a minimum combined score of eight based on a multi-dimensional content test embedded in the educator preparation program as a condition for licensure recommendation
- Successfully complete a supervised teaching experience
- Complete application materials
- Teach in your licensed and endorsed subject area
Qualifications for educator licensure in Montana depend on the type of license desired and the academic preparation of the candidate. Montana currently has eight classes of licenses with various requirements.
Montana does not use content test scores for licensure decisions.
For additional requirements across Montana's categories of licensure, see Montana's Educator Licensure Information.
ETS is offering six additional tests in a computer-delivered format. Visit Test Centers and Dates to find testing centers near you. The computer-delivered versions cover the same content as the paper-delivered versions and are scored on the same scale; however, the computer-delivered tests will have a different test code.
- Art: Content Knowledge (5134) — February 2013
- Biology: Content Knowledge (5235) — September 2012
- Chemistry: Content Knowledge (5245) — September 2012
- Earth and Space Sciences: Content Knowledge (5571) — October 2012
- Physics: Content Knowledge (5265) — September 2012
- World and United States History: Content Knowledge (5941) — December 2012
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