The Montana Board of Public Education recently responded to 65 comments regarding proposed revisions to teacher licensing regulations before it will adopt the new rules at a meeting this week.
In the special meeting held at the Capitol on April 28, board members reviewed comments posed by educators, state officials and the public submitted between January and early April. Board members worked to find a balance between eliminating barriers to various educator’s licenses without sacrificing quality of instruction.
The complete list of comments the board responded to in its special meeting can be found online.
Much of the discussion, from both the board members and commenters, circulated around clearing up language that could be confusing, establishing definitions and fixing grammatical errors.
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The board agreed with some of the recommendations from the Office of Public Instruction such as creating new ways for current educators to add additional endorsements to their license and returning unusual cases with licensing to the authority of the state superintendent.
Some of the OPI’s other recommendations, such as creating a rule that would make it easier for military spouses and dependents with licenses in other states to teach