Magazine article Montessori Life

Upcoming Requirements for AMS Secondary Teachers and Heads of Schools

Magazine article Montessori Life

Upcoming Requirements for AMS Secondary Teachers and Heads of Schools

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In keeping with AMS's commitment to define and advocate for quality Montessori schools, the AMS Board of Directors voted in 2011 on several matters related to qualifications for AMS teachers and heads of school that will go into effect in 2020.

While information about this has been made available on the AMS website and included in school membership renewal packets sent to our community every year since the vote, we are highlighting it here so that those who do not yet meet the requirements will have sufficient time to do so over the next several years. For more information on the requirements, contact Sara Wilson, AMS senior director of school accreditation & school improvement, at sara@amshq.org.

Effective July 1, 2020:

Lead teachers in Secondary-level classes in AMS-accredited and full-member schools who are teaching math, English, history, humanities, or sciences will be required to have the appropriate Montessori credential (i.e., Secondary I or I-II). The credential must be issued by a teacher education program accredited by MACTE. Currently, AMS is the only organization with MACTE-accredited teacher education programs that offer Secondary credentials. …

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