Why Enroll in an AMS-Affiliated Teacher Education Program
Are you thinking about becoming a Montessori teacher or administrator? Wondering which program will best prepare you for this path? Here’s something to think about: An AMS credential indicates that an individual is a professional educator, dedicated to working collaboratively with parents, colleagues, and all members of the school community.
The AMS credential also reflects more than 50 years of research and continuous improvement upon professional teaching standards. It is recognized not only in the U.S., but throughout the world.
Beginning (or continuing) your professional career as a Montessori educator at an AMS-affiliated teacher education program will provide you with the knowledge and philosophical underpinnings you’ll need to grow into your new profession or new teaching level. Instruction areas include:
- Human growth and development
- Montessori theory and philosophy
- Accurate and appropriate use of Montessori materials
- An open-ended array of learning materials and activities
- Observational skills to successfully guide and challenge students
- Teaching strategies that support and facilitate the unique growth of each individual
- Leadership skills to foster a nurturing environment that is physically and psychologically supportive of learning
AMS teacher training places emphasis on a yearlong practice-teaching experience in which Montessori philosophy and specific course content are brought together in a Montessori classroom under the guidance of experienced mentors.
AMS-credentialed teachers are engaged in a deeply rewarding and fulfilling profession. To start your search for the right AMS-affiliated teacher education program for you, use our search tool.