APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR the 2022 COHORT group is Nov. 1, 2021.
As long as there are openings remaining, applications for enrollment are accepted at any time prior to two weeks before the first day of classes. However, space is limited, so we highly encourage you to complete your application as soon as possible to ensure a spot in our upcoming cohort of adult learners. Following the completion and receipt of the application and application fee, the following items are required to be submitted for the full application to be considered complete:
1. Official Transcript
- Transcript for B.A. or B.S. degree, or higher. (Evaluation by a NACES member service is required of degrees granted outside the United States.*)
- OR a high school or GED diploma (for AMS Associate Credential)
2. Three professional letters of recommendation (preferably a combination of academic and professional)
3. Personal statement of purpose for attending the Montessori Teaching Credential program
Based upon the documents submitted and the discussions with the applicant, MOATEP determines the applicant’s ability to benefit from the course, commitment to the profession, academic preparation, and feasibility of successful completion. MOATEP will notify the applicant their admission decision of the final submission of all required admissions documents. Applicants must be at least 18 years old to enroll in MOATEP.
*Applicants that do not have a diploma or credential from a regionally accredited US College/University must submit a transcript to a recognized US credentialing agency (e.g. a credentialing agency that is a member of NACES – the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services) for credit equivalency evaluation. If the evaluation determines the non-US transcript to be equivalent to a bachelor’s degree or higher in the US, the adult learner will then be eligible for an AMS credential upon successful completion. If the evaluation determines that the non-US transcript is not the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree or higher, then an Associate credential will be awarded. If English is not the applicant’s first language, a Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) may also be required.