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Welcome, Montessori teachers, aspiring teachers, teacher educators, and administrators! Whether you are already a member of the Montessori teaching community or are newly making an acquaintance, we are here to support you.

If you are the director of an American Montessori Society–affiliated teacher education program, you will find a wealth of documents especially for you in the Teacher Education Program Director Resources  section of this Web site. If you are not already logged in when you go there, you will be prompted to do so.

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Become a Montessori Teacher or Administrator

Are you starting down the path toward a new career or considering a career change? If taking part in an educational approach that helps children to reach their full potential in all areas of life—cognitive, social, emotional, and physical—appeals to you, consider Montessori teaching.

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Teacher Education Programs

Teacher education programs affiliated by the American Montessori Society provide comprehensive courses of study that prepare highly skilled, highly qualified Montessori teachers and leaders. The programs include both an academic phase and a practicum/intern experience guided by dedicated professionals.

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    Credential Services

    If you hold a Montessori credential issued by AMS or the National Center for Montessori Education (NCME) and are in need of services such as replacement of a credential certificate, transcript preparation, or more, you’ve come to the right place.

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      Professional Development

      AMS requires that holders of AMS teacher credentials issued as of July 1, 2013, complete 50 hours of professional development every 5 years for the credential to remain active. Read more about what qualifies for professional development hours.

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      Teacher Education Program Director Resources

      Welcome, directors of AMS-affiliated teacher education programs (TEPs)! If you are looking for the latest information on teacher education, this is an excellent place to start.

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      Starting an AMS-Affiliated Teacher Education Program

      Do you operate—or want to create—a Montessori teacher education program (TEP)? Will you accept nothing short of excellence? Affiliate your program with the American Montessori Society!

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      Scholarship & Award Opportunities

      American Montessori Society scholarships and awards contribute to the sustained growth and health of the Montessori Movement. They help keep Montessori vital and germane by both supporting Montessori educators of tomorrow and bolstering the development of critically important research.

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        Teacher Support Materials

        As lifelong learners, Montessori teachers continually seek new sources of information: for fine-tuning their skills; bringing new, practical ideas into their classrooms; re-inspiring their curricula; and staying abreast of the latest theory. AMS has some suggestions!

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