Teacher Education Programs

AMS-affiliated TEPs support successful outcomes for prospective Montessori teachers worldwide.

In this section you’ll find information about teacher education program administration and affiliation with the American Montessori Society.

Section Highlights

Affiliate Your TEP

Teacher education programs that successfully undergo the process of AMS affiliation are affirmed as meeting rigorous, internationally recognized standards of Montessori teacher preparation.

TEP Resources

Find a wealth of information for your AMS-affiliated teacher education program, including lists of sample materials for Montessori at the different program levels and an explanation of fundamental tenets of Montessori.

A Teacher's Perspective

Gina Lofquist

Chief Education & Learning Officer

From Our Team

Our work as teacher educators is ever evolving as we seek to improve our practices through ongoing study and reflection on complex Montessori subject matter. The story we tell about the connections between Montessori materials and their role in unlocking a child’s sense of discovery, imagination, and innovation helps adults understand them as trusted tools. The true gift of our work is bridging the adult relationship to the child—inspiring the adult learner to see the child as “magnificence waiting to happen.” It is our pleasure at AMS to support you in this work. Please do not hesitate to contact me regarding your work as a teacher educator.

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