Program Format

WSMS-TEP’s Administrator Program prepare adults for the American Montessori Society (AMS) Administrator credential.

Three models of study are offered:

Model 1: For Administrators with Montessori administrative experience, but no Montessori teacher credential
Onsite schedule: Two weeks the first summer and two weeks and two days the second summer.

Model 2: For Administrators with a Montessori teacher credential, but no Montessori administrative experience
Onsite schedule: Two weeks the first summer and two weeks and two days the second summer.

Model 3: For Administrators with no Montessori administrative experience and no Montessori teacher credential
Onsite schedule: Two weeks the first summer and three weeks the second summer.

Our Administrator course offers the following options for the 2017-18 academic year.

Administrator Program Schedule 
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  • Two Week Summer Session (all models): Academic classes are held Monday through Friday, 8:30am-5pm, during the last week of July and first week of August.
  • Distance education courses are held monthly from September through May (all models).
  • Administrator Practicum may coincide with distance education during 2017-18 school year (all models).
  • Summer 2018: Model 1 & 2 – two weeks + two days of courses; Model 3 only – 3 weeks of courses

Academic Phase

The Academic Phase (200+ hours for all models) consists of non-degree-bearing coursework in Montessori theory and practice. (For course descriptions, please click on the Course Descriptions tab above.)

Classes are held at: West Side Montessori School, 309 West 92nd Street, New York, NY 10025.

Practicum Phase

In the Practicum Phase, students apply the knowledge they have gained from the Academic Phase in a supervised Administrator position. Students are responsible for finding their own placement, though we will offer suggestions of schools that we have found to be successful internship sites. This phase is non-degree-bearing and the student must work in an administrative role for a minimum 750 hours in a school year (4+ hours per day), September through June in an approved Montessori school.