Meeting Montana State Requirements

What’s Your Goal?

Renew My Montana License

We have helped many teachers from Montana renew their licenses, increase their salaries and advance their careers.

Renew Your License

Most renewals require 60 OPI renewal units or any combination of OPI renewal units and semester/quarter college credits.

Credit Conversion

1 Teaching Channel with Learners Edge graduate level continuing education semester credit = 15 renewal units

Each Teaching Channel with Learners Edge 3-credit course requires approximately 45 hours for course completion.

Montana teachers must earn Office of Public Instruction (OPI) renewal units to renew/update their license class. College credits, including those earned by taking our course, can be used in lieu of or in combination with renewal units. 

Most renewals require 60 OPI renewal units or any combination of OPI renewal units and semester/quarter college credits. We recommend checking your current class and the requirements needed to change the class of your license.

You can earn 60 renewal units and work toward salary advancement with Teaching Channel with Learners Edge in several ways. See examples below.

Select 1, 2, or 3-credit courses for renewal and salary advancement.

Try our Flex Credit or professional development offerings for renewal units only.

For more information, visit the Montana Department of Education website

Advance Your Salary

Increase your annual and lifetime salary through salary advancement by completing graduate-level, continuing education courses or a graduate program with American College of Education (ACE).

Already have a Master’s Degree? Maximize your education return on investment with our 5-Course Lane Change Bundle.

Teaching Channel with Learners Edge partners with highly respected colleges and universities to provide versatile and effective continuing education graduate credit courses for educators. Teaching Channel with Learners Edge University Partners are accredited by various agencies including:  CAEP/TEAC/NCATE, HLC, NECHE, NWCCU WSCUC.

Not sure which University Partner to choose? 

ACE is our preferred partner for many reasons including its accredited status and educator-focused graduate-level programs.

District requirements vary; please refer to your contract or seek district guidance or pre-approval as needed.

University Partners for Montana Educators

Why You Should Enroll in Courses as a Long-Term Investment

In many districts, teachers gain a salary increase when they accrue graduate-level credits. But have you considered the money you leave on the table when you delay accruing those credits?

Teachers who gain an extra $8K in salary 20 years before retirement bring home an extra $160K in earnings. And those teachers may also receive a higher pension by finishing their careers at an advance salary level. Compare that to the educator who achieves that goal 10 years later: $80K less income. See what credit accrual could mean for you by using our salary calculator. Be sure to check our course bundles that let you accrue credits at less cost and on a pay-as-you-learn plan.

Bundle Your Savings

Pay a lot less with our course bundles, plus go even easier on your budget with a monthly payment plan.

3 course bundle

3-Course Bundle

Choose three 3-credit graduate-level, continuing education courses and save $187.

5 course bundle

5-Course Bundle

Choose five 3-credit graduate-level, continuing education courses and save up to $380.

10 course bundle

10-Course Bundle

Choose ten 3-credit graduate-level, continuing education courses and save up to $760.

Enhance Your
Salary and Career

We are proud partners with American College of Education (ACE). Named #2 on Newsweek’s list of America’s Top Online Colleges 2023, ACE ensures you can learn and grow as far as you desire for your teaching career.

Find the advanced degree you need at an exceptionally low price through our special partnership with ACE.

Save up to 84% on Tuition Costs

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Master’s Programs

With Teaching Channel Discount
$8,500

When Transferring
up to 9 Teaching Channel graduate-level course credits

Average ACE Cost
(without our discount)
$10,000

National Average Cost
of an M.Ed. Degree
$54,000

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Doctoral Programs

With Teaching Channel Discount
$22,500

When Transferring
up to 9 Teaching Channel graduate-level course credits

Average ACE Cost
(without our discount)
$24,000

National Average
Cost of an EdD Degree
$111,900

Take Advantage of Group Savings

Gather your group and get the best course pricing available. It’s easy to sign up and organize. As your group grows, so does your discount.