AMS Certificate of Continuing Professional Development
As lifelong learners, Montessori teachers are continually seeking new opportunities to enrich their practice and keep current with developments in the field. An AMS Certificate of Continuing Professional Development validates that a specified number of professional development hours has been reached.
These hours can be applied towards both the AMS professional development requirement and state requirements for continuing professional development hours.
You are eligible to receive an AMS Certificate of Continuing Professional Development if you meet all the following requirements:
- Are a current AMS member
- Have a minimum of 120 hours of attendance at AMS events or other AMS-approved workshops or conferences
- Hold a Montessori credential from an AMS-affiliated or other MACTE-accredited teacher education program (or a recognized Montessori credential earned before 1992)
- Have completed 3 years of teaching in a Montessori classroom after your practicum
To apply for the certificate, send documentation verifying 120 contact hours; a copy of your credential from a teacher education program as specified above; proof of your teaching experience; and your current AMS login ID number to:
American Montessori Society
116 E. 16th Street
New York, NY 10003
Attention: Continuing Professional Development.