You have two options for completing your credential – a one-year option or a two-year option. Our 2020 cohort of adult learners will begin their academic phase June 2020.

Following the completion of your academic phase you will begin your nine-month Practicum/student teaching phase beginning the fall of 2020 (for the one year program) or the fall of 2021 (for the two-year program). The successful adult learner concludes with their AMS Montessori Teaching credential in June 2021 (one-year program) or June 2022 (two-year program). See the schedules below for the full schedule options.

Classes meeting on Mondays – Saturdays are held from 8:00am – 5:00pm (lunch, 12-1:00pm)
Classes meeting on Sundays are held from 1 – 5:00pm.

Infant & Toddler Credential – ONE YEAR PROGRAM

Self-pacedMontessori Foundations
Early Childhood Overview Course (online)
Academic PhasePre-Week: June 18-19, 2020
Week 1: June 22-26, 2020
Week 2: June 29-July 3, 2020
Week 3: July 06-01, 2020
Week 4: July 13-17, 2020
Week 5: July 20-24, 2020
Practicum PhaseFall Practicum Seminar: October 02-03, 2020
Winter Practicum Seminar: January 16, 2021
Spring Practicum Seminar: April 17-18, 2021

Early Childhood Credential – ONE YEAR PROGRAM

Self-pacedMontessori Foundations
Academic PhasePre-Week: June 18-19, 2020
Week 1: June 22-26, 2020
Week 2: June 29-July 3, 2020
Week 3: July 06-10, 2020
Week 4: July 13-17, 2020
Week 5: July 20-24, 2020
Week 6: July 27-31, 2020
Practicum PhaseFall Practicum Seminar: October 02-04, 2020
Winter Practicum Seminar: January 16-17, 2021
Spring Practicum Seminar: April 17-18, 2021

Infant & Toddler Credential – TWO YEAR PROGRAM

Self-pacedMontessori Foundations
Early Childhood Overview Course (online)
Academic PhasePre-Week: June 18-19, 2020
Week 1: June 22-26, 2020
Week 2: June 29-July 3, 2020
Week 3: July 06-01, 2020
September Seminar: Sep. 26-27, 2020
October Seminar: Oct. 24-25, 2020
November Seminar: Nov. 20-22, 2020
January Seminar: Jan. 16-17, 2021
March Seminar: March 19-21, 2021
April Seminar: April 23-24, 2021
Practicum PhaseFall Practicum Seminar: October 01-02, 2021
Winter Practicum Seminar: January 15, 2021
Spring Practicum Seminar: April 16-17, 2021

Early Childhood Credential – TWO YEAR PROGRAM

Self-pacedMontessori Foundations
Academic PhasePre-Week: June 18-19, 2020
Week 1: June 22-26, 2020
Week 2: June 29-July 3, 2020
Week 3: July 06-10, 2020
September Seminar: Sep. 25-27, 2020
October Seminar: Oct. 23-25, 2020
November Seminar: Nov. 20-22, 2020
January Seminar: Jan. 15-17, 2021
March Seminar: March 19-21, 2021
April Seminar:April 23-24, 2021
Practicum PhaseFall Practicum Seminar: October 01-03, 2021
Winter Practicum Seminar: January 15-16, 2021
Spring Practicum Seminar: April 16-17, 2021

Schedule of Tuition, Fees and Other Charges

Tuition: (includes first year AMS and MACTE fees) $6,850 (Infant & Toddler), $7,650 (Early Childhood)
Application fee (on or before 4/15/20) $250 (non-refundable)

Other Charges (if applicable)
Application fee (after 4/15/20) $350 (non-refundable)
Self-Directed Practicum fee (if no Supervising Teacher) $300
Continuum fee (if coursework not completed by deadline) $400 (annually)
Each Practicum visit (beyond the three required) $120

• For Practicum sites that are outside of a 100-mile radius from MOATEP, the cost of transportation and lodging (if required) must be assumed by the adult learner.
• Tuition payment options are available.
• Fees do not include required books and supplies estimated to cost approximately $300-500.
• American Montessori Society offers Teacher Education Scholarships for enrolled adult learners. Visit www.amshq.org for more details. The deadline is May 1st.

Scholarships

Every year, the American Montessori Society awards teacher education scholarships to aspiring Montessori teachers. For the 2018-2019 academic year, AMS awarded a total of $71,200 to 24 aspiring Montessori teachers.
The submission deadline is May 1, 2020. To get started, download the AMS scholarship application and review the scholarship guidelines.