To apply, send VCMS:
Three letters of recommendation
Personal statement explaining your interest in
Official transcripts from your most recent educational institution
$100.00 non-refundable application fee
received, an interview
interview will lead to a
accepted into the program upon receipt
accreditation and affiliation fees. Applications must
charged a $200.00 late
processing fee. Once
accepted into VCMS, the intern will be responsible for locating a VCMS
approved practicum site.
VCMS will provide information about area Montessori schools.
Candidate for AMS Early Childhood Credential:
degree from a regionally accredited
equivalent from a
non-U.S. college/university. Non-US
college/university degrees will be noted on the credential with
reference to the country an degree program that awarded it.
AMS grants the AMS Associate Early Childhood Credential when graduate
does not have a Bachelor's degree.
requirements vary in different
types of and in some schools, an Associate
may not qualify for
full teaching responsibility.
Candidates without a bachelor's degree will
be awarded an AMS Associate Early Childhood
Credential. VCMS recommends
and encourages that candidates obtain their bachelor's degree in order
to improve their employment options and to fulfill the expectation for
continued professional development. Teachers
for a Full AMS
Early Childhood Credential
Applicants are required to sign a statement verifying that they received
this information as part of the enrollment process.