OPI seeking public comment on possible teacher licensure changes

Montana’s Office of Public Instruction is encouraging public comment on recently proposed changes to teacher licensure. The recommendations come at the end of a months-long process of revisions that began in November of 2020.

A 24-member task force of Montana educators and administrators worked to review and recommend changes to chapter 57 of the Office of Public Instruction’s administrative rules. This set of rules focuses on teacher licensure in the state of Montana. After Montana’s Superintendent of Public Instruction Elsie Arntzen reviewed the recommendations, she passed them along to the Board of Public Education. In January the board reviewed and revised the recommendations. Now, the proposed changes are open to public comment through 5 PM on April 8th.