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Earn professional development Renewal Units to meet your license renewal requirements and, movement on the salary schedule for Montana with our Self-Paced Online Professional Development courses. – OPI Approved Renewal Units Provider

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  • State Re-Certification Renewals Units Option- Montana teachers can use our State Re-Certification option during the registration process to earn Office of Public Instruction (OPI) renewal units for updating license class. For each course completed, you will earn 45 (OPI) renewal units toward the 60 needed for the renewal of your Montana Teaching Certificate.

In most cases, 60 OPI renewal units or any combination of OPI renewal units and semester or quarter college credits are required to move classes. College credits are no longer required but can be used in lieu of renewal units.

You can now register for our courses at any time. When you register for one of our self-paced courses you will have up to 4 months from the date of registration to complete your course. Since these courses are completely self-paced the amount of time to complete it will be dependent on how much time you put into it on a regular basis. Most teachers are able to finish their course within a 4 week period.

  • Graduate Credits Option: Teach & Kids Learn (TKL) provides accredited university graduate credits courses. We provide official transcripts. and letter grades upon the successful completion of your selected course. When selecting your course, choose any of our Graduate Credit level courses from our registration page

Each Semester credit is worth 15 OPI renewal units and a quarter credit is worth 10 renewal units.
The first renewal must show evidence of renewal units earned in the following content areas: curriculum and instruction in career and technical education; and safety and teacher liability

We always recommend that you follow any pre-approval requirements in your district before you register for courses. However, many teachers have been successful using our courses to advance on their district’s salary scale—and have typically been able to use our university/college-level course offerings.

Please contact us if you need assistance with the submission of your district approval forms, course syllabus, etc.

License Class 1-3: 60 OPI renewal units or any combination of OPI renewal units and semester/quarter college credits. Each Semester credit is worth 15 OPI renewal units and a quarter credit is worth 10 renewal units.

License Class 4: Class 4A licenses: 60 OPI renewal units or any combination of OPI renewal units and semester/quarter college credits. Each Semester credit is worth 15 OPI renewal units and a quarter credit is worth 10 renewal units. The first renewal must show evidence of renewal units earned in the following content areas:
curriculum and instruction in career and technical education; and safety and teacher liability.

Class 4B or 4C licenses 60 OPI renewal units or any combination of OPI renewal units and semester/quarter college credits.

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Other professional development appropriate to renew a Class 4B or 4C license includes the following: principles and/or philosophy of career and technical education; curriculum and instruction in career and technical education; learning styles/teaching styles; including serving students with special needs; safety and teacher liability; classroom management; teaching methods; career guidance in career and technical education; or endorsement related technical studies, with prior OPI approval.

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For more information, visit the Montana Department of Education website.