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Montana Teacher Professional Development

Montana teachers take Model Teaching courses every year to help them renew their teaching license, advance their salary, or simply to improve their instructional effectiveness. Learn more below about how our professional development and continuing education courses can help you today!

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Professional Development Courses For Montana Teachers

High-quality, straightforward, and cost-effective online courses (including graduate-level) for Montana Teachers. Let us show you have we can help you improve your teaching effectiveness, maintain your teaching license, or advance your teaching career.

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Montana Teacher License Renewal & Professional Development Requirements

Montana teachers utilize Model Teaching courses every year for license renewal. You may choose any Model Teaching professional development course of interest or enroll in one of our Course Bundle Packs – the most cost-effective way to earn credits.

  • OPI-Approved

Model Teaching and its parent company Action Potential Learning is approved by the Montana Office of Public Instruction to provide renewal units for Montana teacher license renewal. 

Model Teaching and its parent company Action Potential Learning is approved by the Montana Office of Public Instruction to provide renewal units for Montana teacher license renewal. The Montana Office of Public Instruction (OPI) requires 60 OPI renewal units for Montana teacher license renewal. This applies to Class 1, 2, & 3 teaching licenses. Each Model Teaching course hour equates to 1 OPI renewal unit (example: 6-hour course = 6 OPI renewal units) and you will be awarded a certificate of completion for each course taken.

  • Model Teaching is a Montana Office of Public Instruction-approved provider of OPI renewal units for teacher license renewal
  • Receive a Certificate of Completion to submit to Montana OPI at the conclusion of each course

REFERENCE: Montana Office of Public Instruction

What We Recommended for Montana Teachers

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  • Includes full access to all professional development courses

  • Choose from our entire suite of courses, work to complete as many as you wish at your own pace

  • All courses self-paced & accessible for 1 year

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Salary Advancement Information for Teachers

Model Teaching partners with regionally-accredited universities across the country to provide graduate-level courses to thousands of K-12 teachers and educators every year. Generally, school districts across the country provide various salary scale advancement opportunities to teachers that often includes participation in graduate-level professional development. Our university-partnered, graduate-level courses are an excellent and cost-effective way for you to earn the continuing education academic credit you need.

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View Graduate-Level Courses Recommended for Salary Advancement

All Model Teaching university partners are regionally-accredited universities who offer our courses in partnership for graduate-level, academic and/or post-bachelorette credit.  Most states and school districts allow teachers to earn this type of credit as part of advancing in the salary scale.  Please check with your district’s policies regarding continuing education for salary advancement prior to enrolling.

The most cost-effective way to earn credits is by enrolling in our build your own bundle pack package (See Here).

Please refer to our course menu for a listing of graduate-level courses. Within each course page, you will have access to a syllabus that you may download.

Yes, all university-partnered graduate-level courses will include access to an official transcript from the university.

These graduate-level courses are primarily designed for salary advancement and/or certificate re-licensure.  It is the sole discretion of any university that issues the Masters Degree weather or not they may accept these credits to apply to a degree program.

PLEASE NOTE: The content provided on this page does not exempt users from their responsibility to ensure that our courses meet their state or district’s salary advancement policies or requirements. Please check with your district for details regarding your district’s salary advancement policies before enrolling in a course.

*The information on this page was last updated 3/2019. Please refer to the Montana Office of Public Instruction (OPI) web page for the most accurate and current information on Montana teacher re-certification requirements.

PLEASE NOTE: The content provided on this page is solely provided for informational purposes and does not exempt users from their responsibility to ensure that our courses meet their state’s continuing education requirements. Please check with your state certification agency for up-to-date policies on your specific teacher certification renewal/continuing education requirements.