Candidates for the AMS Associate Early Childhood Credential
must hold at least a high school diploma.
Candidates for the AMS Early Childhood Credential
must hold a college degree or its equivalent from an accredited institution.
Previous teaching experience or background in education is not required.
Candidates for the Elementary I, II or I&II (6-9, 9-12 or 6-12) Credential
must hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution.
Those without a degree may be accepted into the program at the sole discretion of the director.
(The AMS elementary credential is not awarded until completion of the bachelor's degree.)
Elementary candidates who do not hold an Early Childhood Montessori credential
must attend the Early Childhood Overview Course
immediately preceding the elementary training.
Candidates wishing to take only the Academic Phase and who are from related fields
or who wish to study the relevance of Montessori to American education are considered.
Admission to MMTEC is made without regard to race, religion, sex, age, national or ethnic origin.