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AMS Professional Development Requirements
AMS requires holders of AMS credentials to complete 50 hours of professional development (PD)
The first 5-year period begins with the date the credential is issued.
If PD hours are not completed within the 5-year period, the credential will be considered inactive until the requirement is met.
The credential holder must keep a record of professional development and provide print or electronic verification of the event host, location, date, topic, presenter(s), and number of hours attended. Verification of professional development is to be submitted to AMS 30 days in advance of the 5-year anniversary of the issuance of the credential, and every 5 years thereafter.
A PD event may be hosted by:
a teacher education program
regional, national, or international Montessori group
educational foundation/organization, institute, or association
national or regional accrediting organization
PD can include coursework completed toward earning a new credential
PD may be face-to-face, Webinar, or a recording of a Webinar if written or electronic verification of participation is given.
AMS Approved PD Topics
Health, safety, and nutrition (excluding CPR, first aid, medication administration, exercise)
Special education and learning differences
Public or education policy
Technology training that will enhance the teacher’s use of technology with students or refine the teacher’s computer skills in ways that will improve his teaching
Topics that do not qualify:
medication administration training
exercise or yoga classes (unless related directly to teaching students)
reading of books, magazines, or journals