Gov. Gianforte Praises Board for Progress Toward Streamlining Educator Licensing

Governor's Office
  • April 28 2022

HARLEM, Mont. – Governor Greg Gianforte today praised the Montana Board of Public Education (BPE) for its progress toward streamlining educator licensing in the state.

“For too long, Montana has struggled to recruit and retain K-12 educators for our schools,” Gov. Gianforte said. “By eliminating unnecessary barriers, we’ll get more high-quality educators in our classrooms, develop a stronger educator workforce, and help our students reach their full, outstanding potential.”

In a letter earlier this month to members of BPE, the governor urged them to adopt reciprocity for out-of-state licenses and prudent national licensure standards, among other reforms.

Montana Superintendent of Public Instruction Elsie Arntzen identified and recommended licensure reforms BPE considered today.