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Professional Growth and Development

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AMS requires all individuals with credentials issued on or after July 1, 2013, to complete 50 hours of professional development every 5 years for the credential to remain active.

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Certificate of Continuing Professional Development

Participation in AMS approved workshops and/conferences also entitles you to earn credit toward an AMS Certificate of Continuing Professional Development. AMS requires the following:

  • You must currently be a member of the American Montessori Society.
  • You must hold a Montessori credential from an AMS-affiliated teacher education program or another MACTE accredited program, or have an AMS recognized Montessori credential from before 1992.
  • You must accrue a minimum of 120 hours of AMS approved continuing education.
  • In order to receive an AMS certificate, you must have completed three years of teaching after completion of your practicum experience. You may begin accumulating hours of attendance after you have received your credential.

When you have accumulated 120 hours of continuing education units, send the completed and signed attendance certificates to the American Montessori Society, Attn: Continuing Professional Development, 116 East 16th, 6th Floor, New York, NY 10003. An AMS Certificate of Continuing Professional Development will be sent to you.

Professional Growth Courses

Instruction includes:

  • Early Childhood Montessori Rating Scale
  • Early Childhood Sensorial Extensions
  • Early Childhood Green Series (Grammar)
  • Elementary Physics
  • Early Childhood Money
  • Beyond the Bird's Eye View
  • Early Childhood Art
  • Yoga for Toddlers
  • Yoga for Early Childhood
  • All About Me and My Five Senses
  • Tips on Candid Photographs of Your Children
  • Literature & Children's Books
  • Interview Skills
  • Elementary Visual Arts & Crafts
  • Exploring the Seasons and Its Plants and Animals
  • Math and the State Common Core


Administrative Office:  101 Callan Avenue Suite 420, San Leandro, CA 94577

Instructional Class: 790 East Duane Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA  94085


Faculty: Linda Aaquest, Frida Azari, Maryam Hagbin, Julie Karlonas, Ann Gavey, Pamela Rigg, and Anni Tervydis


For further information:

 (510) 278-1115   FAX  (510)  278-1577