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Important information for each level

All applicants must have a high school diploma or its equivalent and preferably some college level experience. A bachelor degree is required for the Elementary level courses and the Administrator course. AMS grants an Associate credential to students who do not hold a bachelor degree and successfully complete the Infant & Toddler or Early Childhood course.

Applicants for the Infant & Toddler or Elementary course must attend the one week Overview Course if they do not hold a Montessori Early Childhood Credential.

Reference Forms – references to be contacted by the applicant:
Part of the application requests 3 references from a professional or academic context.
Instructions to applicants: Below are buttons to access the reference form.  Please notice that one button provides a  downloadable and printable pdf  (to complete the form by hand), while the other button provides a .doc version (to complete the form digitally).  Either before or after completing the application form, please choose one of the two formats and download it.  IMPORTANT: Complete the confidentiality waiver (in the box), applicant name, and course level before providing the form to the three people who have agreed to serve as a professional or academic reference. References may then return the form directly to MECR.

Application Deadlines:
Space is limited. MECR practices rolling admission to our program. We encourage early application to avoid being wait-listed, but continue to accept applications until a course is full (usually May for the teacher preparation courses).

Montessori Education Center of the Rockies is an inclusive organization that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, religion, disability, or age in its programs and activities. Contact the MECR Executive Director for inquiries regarding the MECR non-discrimination policy.

To begin your application process, please proceed below: