University of Wisconsin- River Falls Montessori Teacher Education Program

Quick Facts About the TEP

  • Full Affiliate Course Level(s): Elementary I,Early Childhood,Elementary I-II
  • Degrees: M.S. Ed

AMS Credentials Offered

  • Elementary I (6-9 years)
  • Associate Early Childhood
  • Early Childhood
  • Elementary I-II (6-12 years)

About AMS-Affiliated Programs

AMS-affiliated teacher education programs provide comprehensive courses of study that prepare adult learners to be highly qualified Montessori educators. While each TEP is unique, with its own academic schedule and tuition, all are rigorously designed based on AMS standards, with the goal of ensuring that you will receive the necessary education for entry into practice at your chosen level. Fully affiliated course levels have received or maintained AMS affiliation by meeting all AMS standards and requirements. Those at the Applicant Affiliate level have been reviewed and accepted by the Teacher Education Action Commission (TEAC), and are awaiting approval by the AMS Board of Directors, which grants full affiliation.

About the TEP

UW-River Falls’ Montessori Teacher Education program offers busy working adults a blended, partially online and conveniently scheduled program; one full year of student teaching; a rigorous curriculum; a collaborative learning environment; and the benefit of completing requirements while working as a teacher. UW-River Falls meets a higher standard with its Montessori teacher training through accreditation by the Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education (MACTE) and affiliation with the American Montessori Society (AMS). UW-River Falls offers two training sites: one in River Falls, WI and one in Waukesha, WI.

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