Certification Requirements

EMTTA students must complete the following requirements to be recommended for a credential:

1.Complete all administrative and financial responsibilities to the program.

2.Fulfill attendance requirements [90%] for modules, seminars, and during student teaching.

3.Demonstrate achievement of competencies for the credential age, as indicated by grades in practical and written exams, field consultant reports, and completion of Student Teacher Record Handbook [GREENBOOK], and Student Teacher Practice / Presentation Handbook [BLUEBOOK] [for early childhood level only].

4.Received grades of B- or better in course components and in practicum, as indicated by evaluations by the director, instructors, supervising teachers, and field consultants.

5.Satisfactory completion of exams, written and/or practical.

6.Completion of all requested evaluations of course components, the program, and practicum experiences.

7.Demonstrate ability to implement the Montessori approach with children of the credential age, as indicated by field consultant reports.

8.Demonstrate the ability to maintain and develop a Montessori environment, as indicated by field consultant reports.

9.Behave ethically and respectfully, and adhere to the Code of Ethics.

POLICY FOR COMPLETION OF COURSE REQUIREMENTS

TIME LIMIT: Students are expected to complete all course requirements––academic, practicum, and financial––within three (3) years following the official end of the academic phase, Modules, of the program for which the student was enrolled.

The practicum must begin within two years of the official end of the student’s enrollment in the academic phase. NOTE: We encourage students to consider a 2-year internship.

Late Completion Option for Academic Phase: If a student has not completed all assignments within three (3) years following the official end of the academic phase of the program for which the student was enrolled, the student will have to apply to retake the full course at the current tuition charge. In some cases the student may be allowed to take specific Modules for an adjusted tuition charge.

NOTE: The official end of the academic phase is defined as two (2) course cycles from entry in the first course component.

Time Limit Example: if a student enters in July 2013, the official end of the academic phase is August 30, 2015. The student has three (3) years following the official end of the academic phase to submit all assignments, until August 2018. The practicum must begin no later than September 2015. If the adult learner extends his/her course work beyond the three years following the end of the academic phase, then the adult learner must be a current AMS member in order to be recommended for an AMS credential.

         
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