Below you will see the dates for the 2023-2024 Academic and Practicum Phases. Successful completion of the program results in your AMS Montessori Teaching Credential in June 2024.

During your summer residency, classes are held from 8:00am – 5:00pm with a one hour lunch break.

Academic PhaseThe Academic phase consists of 5 months of online learning courses followed by a 2 ½ week summer residency.

Online Learning:
(IT) January 3, 2023 – May 30, 2023
(EC) January 4, 2023 – May 31, 2023

Once a week class meeting during this time AND approximately 6-10 hours of classwork weekly.

Residency: July 6 – 22, 2023

The academics portion is a rigorous, classroom intensive program. This period of study occurs both online and in person and includes lectures, demonstrations, discussions, workshops and practice/lab sessions. Adult learners will develop detailed manuals of theory and lesson plans in each curriculum area and practice individual lesson presentations. This is a demanding and highly rewarding segment of the MOATEP program.

Classes held in residency begin at 8am and end at 5pm with a one-hour lunch break.

Practicum YearMinimum 3 hours/day, 5 mornings/week for the duration of the 9-month academic year (Sep. 2023 – June 2024)

(On-site evaluation visits by Field Consultants will be required for candidates engaged in a Supervised Practicum: 3 for Early Childhood and 4 for Infant & Toddler. 4-5 on-site evaluation visits may be required for those involved in a self-directed Practicum.)

Celebration of Knowledge/Graduation: June 1, 2024

The student teaching Practicum provides students a real-world classroom experience under the direct supervision of a qualified Montessori educator at a qualified and accredited Montessori school.

Alongside this Practicum, adult learners connect throughout the year to refresh and gain new skills and to come together to discuss the practical applications of what they have learned in their classroom setting.

Schedule of Tuition, Fees and Other Charges

Tuition: $7,250 (Infant & Toddler), $7,950 (Early Childhood)
Professional fees $416 ($176 MACTE, $240 AMS)

Application fee (postmarked on or before Nov. 1) $  250 (non-refundable)
Application fee (postmarked after Nov. 1) $350 (non-refundable)

Other Charges (if applicable)
Self-Directed Practicum fee (if no Supervising Teacher) $300
Continuum fee (if coursework not completed by deadline) $400 (annually)
Each Practicum visit (beyond those required) $135

• For Practicum sites that are outside of a 50-mile radius from MOATEP, the cost of transportation and lodging (if required) must be assumed by the adult learner. Practicum visits, after the initial visit, may be done virtually if necessary.
• Tuition payment options are available.
• Fees do not include required books and supplies estimated to cost approximately $500.
• American Montessori Society offers Teacher Education Scholarships for enrolled adult learners. Visit for more details.


Every year, the American Montessori Society awards teacher education scholarships to aspiring Montessori teachers. To get started, download the AMS scholarship application and review the scholarship guidelines here.