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Continuing Education & Employment

The AMS 2013 Annual Conference offers valuable opportunities for professional development and career advancement.

Continuing Education Units

In cooperation with Xavier University, AMS is offering continuing education units (CEUs) for conference attendees. CEUs are awarded in increments based on the number of clock hours completed. Each hour equals 1/10 of a CEU. For example, 1 hour = .1 CEU; 10 hours = 1 CEU. These are the maximum clock hours that can be earned each day; the number of hours actually earned depends on the events attended:

Clock Hours

  • Thursday pre-conference sessions = 7 hours (Tours do not count towards CEUs.)
  • Friday attendance = 6 clock hours
  • Saturday attendance = 6 clock hours
  • Sunday attendance = 3 clock hours

To purchase CEUs, complete the CEU order form (available on-site with from the Registration Desk). Submit it with payment at the Registration Desk. If you prefer, you may send your completed form and payment via postal mail to: American Montessori Society, 116 East 16th Street, New York, NY 10003-2163, Attention: CEUs.

CEU transcripts will be mailed by Xavier University within 12 weeks after completion and submission of the documentation.

Deadline: April 15, 2013

Fee: $30 for up to 10 clock hours (1 CEU); $40 for 11–20 hours (1.1–2 CEUs); $50 for 21–22.5 hours (2.1–2.25 CEUs)

Continuing Professional Development Hours

Participation in the AMS 2013 Annual Conference allows you to earn contact hours toward the AMS Certificate of Continuing Professional Development. Up to 22 hours are available for those who also participate in pre-conference events on Thursday. Hours can be earned as follows:

  • Up to 7 hours for Thursday pre-conference sessions or 6 hours for school tours
  • 6 hours for Friday
  • 6 hours for Saturday
  • 3 hours for Sunday

Contact hours are not transferable as college or university credit hours.

Documentation of American Montessori Society Continuing Professional Development Hours will be included as part of the name badge you receive at registration. If you lose or misplace your Documentation of Continuing Professional Development Hours during the conference, the replacement fee will be $35. After the conference, reprints will be available for $20; contact us.

Individual State Professional Development Fulfillment

State Departments of Education and state licensing agencies may accept attendance at the AMS conference as approved professional development hours as required by these agencies. AMS recommends that you check with the individual agencies or departments in your state to determine eligibility. We regret that we are unable to request approval from individual states.

Registration & Fee
Those who wish to sign up for the MACAR track at the AMS 2013 Annual Conference must do so as part of their conference registration. Once registered, attendees will also need to e-mail their name to Leah Zak, AMS conference coordinator. so that they can be added to the MACAR attendance list. The fee for the full-day Pre-Conference workshop is $150. The cost of the Session 1 – 7 workshops is included in the 3-day conference fee. All fees are payable to AMS.

Those who wish to register for the second half of the Shelton MACAR Level 1 course can do so by visiting Shelton School’s MACAR Web page. The cost is $1,250 (rather than the regular summer 2013 fee of $2,500) and includes materials valued at $500.

Employment Opportunities

If you’re looking for a new position, be sure to check out the Employment Opportunities Bulletin Boards, where you will find many postings from Montessori schools around the world. AMS-member and AMS-accredited schools, MSAC-accredited schools, and AMS-affiliated teacher education programs may post listings. There is no fee. For more information, e-mail Carla Hofland, AMS director of member services.


MACAR Workshops & Transcript

At our 2013 Annual Conference, we are offering a track of workshops that focus on Montessori Applied to Children at Risk/Learning Differences. Designated "MACAR" in the conference program, there’s one in every session. Attend all, and Shelton School & Evaluation Center will award you a special transcript.

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