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Admission/Credential Requirements - Early Childhood Course    
The candidate for the AMS Early Childhood (2 1/2-6) Credential holds a minimum of a Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited U.S. college/university or its equivalent.
 
An AMS Associate Early Childhood Credential is awarded to an adult earner with a minimum of a secondary level state approved/recognized (high school) diploma, GED, or the international
equivalent, but who has not earned a Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited U.S. college/university or its equivalent as determined by a recognized credential evaluation service. 
Go to Admission for EC Candidates for more details.

An AMS Early Childhood credential may be awarded to adult learners who hold a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree or higher from a non-U.S. college/university that is determined not to be equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited U.S. college/university by a recognized credential evaluation service or a regionally accredited college/university, while still meeting the nationally recognized post-secondary educational standard in the state, province, or country of issuance. The degree and country in which the degree was awarded are indicated on the credential. Applicants who do not have the equivalent of a regionally accredited U.S. college/university degree are required to sign a statement (provided during interview process) verifying that they have received the above information before they are considered for acceptance into this course
 
Admission/Credential Requirements - Elementary I or Elementary I-II Courses
The candidate for the AMS Elementary I (6-9) Credential or Elementary I-II Credential (6-12) 
holds a minimum of a Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited U.S. college/university or its equivalent. In addition, a recognized Montessori Early Childhood Credential or alternatively, participation in the Early Childhood prerequisite overview course.
 
A teacher who holds an AMS Montessori Elementary I credential may become a candidate for an Elementary I-II (6-12) credential by completing the Elementary component of an Elementary I-II course.

An AMS Elementary I or Elementary I-II credential may be awarded to adult learners who hold a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree from a non-U.S. college/university that is determined not to be equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited U.S. college/university by a recognized credential evaluation service or a regionally accredited college/university, while still meeting the nationally recognized post-secondary educational standard in the state, province, or country of issuance. The degree and country in which the degree was awarded are indicated on the credential. Applicants who do not have the equivalent of a regionally accredited U.S. college/university degree are required to sign a statement (provided during interview process) verifying that they have received the above information before they are considered for acceptance into this course   

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.