Early Childhood Credential Program


Dates & Times

The certification program begins with a two-week summer intensive academic phase (July 29 – August 9, 2019). Classes will be held between 8:00am and 5:00pm Monday – Friday. Nine weekend seminars are held in September 2019 through May 2020 (Fridays and Saturdays, 8:00am and 5:00pm and Sundays, 1:00pm5:00pm). In the second summer, there will be a two-week summer intensive (June 22 – July 2, 2020), followed by the yearlong Practicum (Student Teaching) phase. There are three weekend seminars held in November 2020, January 2021, and April 2021 (Fridays and Saturdays, 8:00am and 5:00pm and Sundays, 1:00pm5:00pm). The two year program culminates in May 2021 with yearlong presentations and graduation.

Schedule of Tuition, Fees, and Other Changes

Tuition: includes AMS and MACTE fees (due May 1, 2019) $7,000
Application fee (on or before April 15) $250 (non-refundable)
Application fee (after April 15) $350 (non-refundable)

Additional Fees (if required):

Self-Directed Practicum fee $300
Continuum fee (if coursework not completed by deadline) $400 (annually)             
Each Practicum visit (beyond the required three) $100

  • The Application Deadline for the 2019-21 cohort is June 1, 2019.
  • Practicum sites that are outside of a 50-mile radius from MCMS, the cost of transportation and lodging (if
    required) must be assumed by the adult learner.
  • Tuition payment options are available.
  • Fees do not include required books and supplies estimated to cost approximately $500.
  • American Montessori Society offers Teacher Education Scholarships. Deadline is May 1st. Visit
    www.amshq.org for more details.

Maryland Center for Montessori Studies (MCMS) is operated by the Montessori Society of Central Maryland, Inc., located at Greenspring Montessori School in Lutherville-Timonium, Maryland.

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