Montessori State Advocacy Groups

Working in concert with other Montessori proponents in your state is key to successful advocacy. The majority of education policy is created at the state and local level and most states have active advocacy coalitions that you can connect with to get involved. Click on a state below to find your state advocacy group along with links to information about Montessori teacher credential recognition, child-care regulations, QRIS, and more in your state. Policy information is fluid and we will be updating and expanding the information here over time. If you are aware of any changes that need to be made, please email info@montessoriadvocacy.org.

We hope you’ll get involved in your state advocacy group and tackle policy challenges in your state! Montessori advocacy work needs to be coordinated and unified so it’s important to connect with your state group. Policy information is fluid and we will be updating and expanding the information here over time. Here’s the information you need to connect with other Montessori advocates in your state:

Contact MPPI to inquire about starting an advocacy group in your state.

Montessori Credential Recognition Information

There are several contexts in which an individual’s Montessori credential may or may not be adequately recognized: for state teacher licensure, under child-care regulations, and in workforce registries and career ladders. You can find information regarding Montessori credential recognition in your state below.

Pathway to State Teacher Licensure:

No

Pathway to Child-Care Licensing Lead Teacher Status

Type of Credential Recognized: There is no specific mention of the Montessori credential but there are minimal requirements for lead teacher status.

Requirements: 19 years of age and a high school diploma or G.E.D.; within thirty (30) days after employment, child care workers/ teachers shall have at least twelve (12) clock hours of training in child-care and development.

Verification Program in Place? What is Verification?

This state currently does not have a verification program. Contact MPPI if you’d like to explore starting one.

We hope you’ll get involved in your state advocacy group and tackle policy challenges in your state! Montessori advocacy work needs to be coordinated and unified so it’s important to connect with your state group. Policy information is fluid and we will be updating and expanding the information here over time. Here’s the information you need to connect with other Montessori advocates in your state:

Alaska Montessori Association

Contact(s)

  • Sabrina Binkley : sabrina@sprucetreemontessori.com

Montessori Credential Recognition Information

There are several contexts in which an individual’s Montessori credential may or may not be adequately recognized: for state teacher licensure, under child-care regulations, and in workforce registries and career ladders. You can find information regarding Montessori credential recognition in your state below.

Pathway to State Teacher Licensure:

No

Pathway to Child-Care Licensing Lead Teacher Status

Type of Credential Recognized: A Montessori credential from a MACTE accredited insititution provides a pathway to lead teacher status.

Requirements: 18 years of age and either a current child development associate (CDA) credential from the Council for Early Childhood Professional Recognition or a Montessori certificate issued by a program accredited by MACTE.

Verification Program in Place? What is Verification?

This state currently does not have a verification program. Contact MPPI if you’d like to explore starting one.

We hope you’ll get involved in your state advocacy group and tackle policy challenges in your state! Montessori advocacy work needs to be coordinated and unified so it’s important to connect with your state group. Policy information is fluid and we will be updating and expanding the information here over time. Here’s the information you need to connect with other Montessori advocates in your state:

Contact(s)

  • Jenny Goode: jenegoode@gmail.com

Montessori Credential Recognition Information

There are several contexts in which an individual’s Montessori credential may or may not be adequately recognized: for state teacher licensure, under child-care regulations, and in workforce registries and career ladders. You can find information regarding Montessori credential recognition in your state below.

Pathway to State Teacher Licensure:

No

Type of Credential Recognized: There is no specific mention of the Montessori credential but there are minimal requirements for lead teacher status.

Additional Requirements:

18 years of age and a high school diploma/GED.

Pathway to Child-Care Licensing Lead Teacher Status

Type of Credential Recognized: There is no specific mention of the Montessori credential but there are minimal requirements for lead teacher status.

Requirements: 18 years of age and a high school diploma/GED.

Verification Program in Place? What is Verification?

This state currently does not have a verification program. Contact MPPI if you’d like to explore starting one.

We hope you’ll get involved in your state advocacy group and tackle policy challenges in your state! Montessori advocacy work needs to be coordinated and unified so it’s important to connect with your state group. Policy information is fluid and we will be updating and expanding the information here over time. Here’s the information you need to connect with other Montessori advocates in your state:

Arkansas Montessori Movement and Alliance

Contact(s)

  • Amanda Rumancik: amandarumancik@gmail.com
  • Lizzie Kotyankar: arkansasmontessori@gmail.com

Montessori Credential Recognition Information

There are several contexts in which an individual’s Montessori credential may or may not be adequately recognized: for state teacher licensure, under child-care regulations, and in workforce registries and career ladders. You can find information regarding Montessori credential recognition in your state below.

Pathway to State Teacher Licensure:

No

Pathway to Child-Care Licensing Lead Teacher Status

Type of Credential Recognized: There is no specific mention of the Montessori credential but there are minimal requirements for lead teacher status.

Requirements: High school diploma/GED.

Verification Program in Place? What is Verification?

This state currently does not have a verification program. Contact MPPI if you’d like to explore starting one.

We hope you’ll get involved in your state advocacy group and tackle policy challenges in your state! Montessori advocacy work needs to be coordinated and unified so it’s important to connect with your state group. Policy information is fluid and we will be updating and expanding the information here over time. Here’s the information you need to connect with other Montessori advocates in your state:

California Montessori Association

Contact(s)

  • Yogi Patel: yogi@heartfeltparenting.org
  • Sharra Weasler: sharraweasler1@gmail.com

Montessori Credential Recognition Information

There are several contexts in which an individual’s Montessori credential may or may not be adequately recognized: for state teacher licensure, under child-care regulations, and in workforce registries and career ladders. You can find information regarding Montessori credential recognition in your state below.

Pathway to State Teacher Licensure:

No

Pathway to Child-Care Licensing Lead Teacher Status

Type of Credential Recognized: There is no specific mention of the Montessori credential.

Requirements: 12 core semester units in early childhood education/development; 6 months experience in a licensed child-care center or comparable group child-care program.

Verification Program in Place? What is Verification?

This state currently does not have a verification program. Contact MPPI if you’d like to explore starting one.

We hope you’ll get involved in your state advocacy group and tackle policy challenges in your state! Montessori advocacy work needs to be coordinated and unified so it’s important to connect with your state group. Policy information is fluid and we will be updating and expanding the information here over time. Here’s the information you need to connect with other Montessori advocates in your state:

Colorado Montessori Association

Contact(s)

  • Martha Teien: mteien@mtnmontessori.org

Montessori Credential Recognition Information

There are several contexts in which an individual’s Montessori credential may or may not be adequately recognized: for state teacher licensure, under child-care regulations, and in workforce registries and career ladders. You can find information regarding Montessori credential recognition in your state below.

Pathway to State Teacher Licensure:

No

Pathway to Child-Care Licensing Lead Teacher Status

Type of Credential Recognized: There is no specific mention of the Montessori credential.

Requirements: 18 years of age and at least a CDA or other Department approved credential; years of experience required varies depending on education level.

Verification Program in Place? What is Verification?

This state currently has a verification program. Contact your state group for more information.

We hope you’ll get involved in your state advocacy group and tackle policy challenges in your state! Montessori advocacy work needs to be coordinated and unified so it’s important to connect with your state group. Policy information is fluid and we will be updating and expanding the information here over time. Here’s the information you need to connect with other Montessori advocates in your state:

Montessori Schools of Connecticut

Contact(s)

  • Anne-Marie Fenn: amfenn7@gmail.com
  • Una Barry: unabarry7@gmail.com

Montessori Credential Recognition Information

There are several contexts in which an individual’s Montessori credential may or may not be adequately recognized: for state teacher licensure, under child-care regulations, and in workforce registries and career ladders. You can find information regarding Montessori credential recognition in your state below.

Pathway to State Teacher Licensure:

Yes

Type of Credential Recognized: AMI

Additional Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree plus:

For Birth to Kindergarten Teaching Endorsement

  • Special Education Course
  • 6 credits in Reading
  • 3 credits in Model Programs for Early Childhood Education

For Grades 1-6 Teaching Endorsement

  • Special Education Course
  • 6 credits in Reading
  • 3 credits in Math

Restrictions: This pathway to licensure allows individuals to teach in Montessori schools only.

Pathway to Child-Care Licensing Lead Teacher Status

Type of Credential Recognized: There is no specific mention of the Montessori credential.

Requirements: 20 years of age or older; A high school diploma or equivalency certificate, and 1080 hours of documented supervised experience over a 9 month span of time or 12 credits in early childhood education or child development.

Verification Program in Place? What is Verification?

This state currently does not have a verification program. Contact MPPI if you’d like to explore starting one.

We hope you’ll get involved in your state advocacy group and tackle policy challenges in your state! Montessori advocacy work needs to be coordinated and unified so it’s important to connect with your state group. Policy information is fluid and we will be updating and expanding the information here over time. Here’s the information you need to connect with other Montessori advocates in your state:

DC Montessori Coalition

Contact(s)

  • Grace Lee: gracewlee@gmail.com
  • Charis Sharp: charissharpphd@gmail.com

Montessori Credential Recognition Information

There are several contexts in which an individual’s Montessori credential may or may not be adequately recognized: for state teacher licensure, under child-care regulations, and in workforce registries and career ladders. You can find information regarding Montessori credential recognition in your state below.

Pathway to State Teacher Licensure:

No

Pathway to Child-Care Licensing Lead Teacher Status

Type of Credential Recognized: An AMI, AMS, or NCME Montessori credential or a Montessori credential from a MACTE accredited institution provides a pathway to lead teacher status.

Requirements: An associate’s degree from an institution accredited by an agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation, and a Montessori certificate issued by AMI, AMS, NCME, or a MACTE accredited institution.

Verification Program in Place? What is Verification?

This state currently does not have a verification program. Contact MPPI if you’d like to explore starting one.

We hope you’ll get involved in your state advocacy group and tackle policy challenges in your state! Montessori advocacy work needs to be coordinated and unified so it’s important to connect with your state group. Policy information is fluid and we will be updating and expanding the information here over time. Here’s the information you need to connect with other Montessori advocates in your state:

Montessori Works Delaware 

Contact(s)

  • Linda Zankowsky: lzankowsky@comcast.net

Montessori Credential Recognition Information

There are several contexts in which an individual’s Montessori credential may or may not be adequately recognized: for state teacher licensure, under child-care regulations, and in workforce registries and career ladders. You can find information regarding Montessori credential recognition in your state below.

Pathway to State Teacher Licensure:

No

Pathway to Child-Care Licensing Lead Teacher Status

Type of Credential Recognized: A Montessori credential from a MACTE accredited insititution provides a pathway to lead teacher status.

Requirements: Montessori Infant and Toddler Full/Associate Credential or Montessori Early Childhood Full/Associate Credential from a MACTE approved training program and 1 year experience working with children birth to second grade (group).

Verification Program in Place? What is Verification?

This state currently does not have a verification program. Contact MPPI if you’d like to explore starting one.

We hope you’ll get involved in your state advocacy group and tackle policy challenges in your state! Montessori advocacy work needs to be coordinated and unified so it’s important to connect with your state group. Policy information is fluid and we will be updating and expanding the information here over time. Here’s the information you need to connect with other Montessori advocates in your state:

Montessori Alliance of Florida

Contact(s)

  • Kathy Leitch: kathy@montessorichild.org
  • Bev McGhee: bam@alexandermontessori.com

Montessori Credential Recognition Information

There are several contexts in which an individual’s Montessori credential may or may not be adequately recognized: for state teacher licensure, under child-care regulations, and in workforce registries and career ladders. You can find information regarding Montessori credential recognition in your state below.

Pathway to State Teacher Licensure:

No

Pathway to Child-Care Licensing Lead Teacher Status

Type of Credential Recognized: There is no specific mention of the Montessori credential.

Requirements: CDA

Verification Program in Place? What is Verification?

This state currently does not have a verification program. Contact MPPI if you’d like to explore starting one.

We hope you’ll get involved in your state advocacy group and tackle policy challenges in your state! Montessori advocacy work needs to be coordinated and unified so it’s important to connect with your state group. Policy information is fluid and we will be updating and expanding the information here over time. Here’s the information you need to connect with other Montessori advocates in your state:

Montessori Administrators of Georgia

Montessori Partnerships for Georgia

Contact(s)

  • Annie Frazier: annie@montessori-partnerships.org
  • Lyn Nehez: lnehez@hotmail.com

Montessori Credential Recognition Information

There are several contexts in which an individual’s Montessori credential may or may not be adequately recognized: for state teacher licensure, under child-care regulations, and in workforce registries and career ladders. You can find information regarding Montessori credential recognition in your state below.

Pathway to State Teacher Licensure:

Yes

Type of Credential Recognized: From a MACTE Accredited Institution

Additional Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Passing score on the appropriate GACE content test
  • Three semester hours of acceptable college credit or five approved CEU’s in identifying and educating exceptional children covering all exceptionalities
  • Passing score on the Georgia Educator Ethics Exam, Program Exit Level

Restrictions: This pathway to licensure allows individuals to teach in Montessori schools only 

Pathway to Child-Care Licensing Lead Teacher Status

Type of Credential Recognized: There is no specific mention of the Montessori credential.

Requirements: 18 years of age and an education requirement of at least a CDA or TCC in Child Development.

Verification Program in Place? What is Verification?

This state currently does not have a verification program. Contact MPPI if you’d like to explore starting one.

We hope you’ll get involved in your state advocacy group and tackle policy challenges in your state! Montessori advocacy work needs to be coordinated and unified so it’s important to connect with your state group. Policy information is fluid and we will be updating and expanding the information here over time. Here’s the information you need to connect with other Montessori advocates in your state:

Montessori of Oahu

Montessori Credential Recognition Information

There are several contexts in which an individual’s Montessori credential may or may not be adequately recognized: for state teacher licensure, under child-care regulations, and in workforce registries and career ladders. You can find information regarding Montessori credential recognition in your state below.

Pathway to State Teacher Licensure:

Yes

Type of Credential Recognized: AMS

Additional Requirements:

Pathway to licensure is through Chaminade University. Montessori credits from other MACTE accredited programs transfer but candidate must complete other required course work and/or transfer other credits to complete the degree to obtain a state license.

Restrictions: This pathway to licensure allows individuals to teach in Montessori schools only 

Pathway to Child-Care Licensing Lead Teacher Status

Type of Credential Recognized: There is no specific mention of the Montessori credential.

Requirements: Minimum Requirements; High School Diploma with 2 years of child-care experience and required ECE trainings.

Verification Program in Place? What is Verification?

High School Diploma with 2 years of child-care experience and required ECE trainings.

We hope you’ll get involved in your state advocacy group and tackle policy challenges in your state! Montessori advocacy work needs to be coordinated and unified so it’s important to connect with your state group. Policy information is fluid and we will be updating and expanding the information here over time. Here’s the information you need to connect with other Montessori advocates in your state:

Contact MPPI to inquire about starting an advocacy group in your state.

Montessori Credential Recognition Information

There are several contexts in which an individual’s Montessori credential may or may not be adequately recognized: for state teacher licensure, under child-care regulations, and in workforce registries and career ladders. You can find information regarding Montessori credential recognition in your state below.

Pathway to State Teacher Licensure:

No

Pathway to Child-Care Licensing Lead Teacher Status

Type of Credential Recognized: There is no specific mention of the Montessori credential but there are minimal requirements for lead teacher status.

Requirements: Lead teacher requirements are minimal.

Verification Program in Place? What is Verification?

This state currently does not have a verification program. Contact MPPI if you’d like to explore starting one.

We hope you’ll get involved in your state advocacy group and tackle policy challenges in your state! Montessori advocacy work needs to be coordinated and unified so it’s important to connect with your state group. Policy information is fluid and we will be updating and expanding the information here over time. Here’s the information you need to connect with other Montessori advocates in your state:

Association of Illinois Montessori Schools

Contact(s)

  • Cheryl LaCost: cheryl.lacost@brickton.org
  • Anne Matern: amatern@nnms.org

Montessori Credential Recognition Information

There are several contexts in which an individual’s Montessori credential may or may not be adequately recognized: for state teacher licensure, under child-care regulations, and in workforce registries and career ladders. You can find information regarding Montessori credential recognition in your state below.

Pathway to State Teacher Licensure:

No

Pathway to Child-Care Licensing Lead Teacher Status

Type of Credential Recognized: An AMI or AMS Montessori credential provides a pathway to lead teacher status.

Requirements: 19 years of age and completion of a training program accredited by AMS or AMI may be substituted for the courses directly related to child-care and/or child development required by this Section. Persons holding a Montessori pre-primary credential may supervise children through age six. Persons holding a Montessori primary or elementary credential may supervise children six years of age or older.

Verification Program in Place? What is Verification?

This state currently does not have a verification program. Contact MPPI if you’d like to explore starting one.

We hope you’ll get involved in your state advocacy group and tackle policy challenges in your state! Montessori advocacy work needs to be coordinated and unified so it’s important to connect with your state group. Policy information is fluid and we will be updating and expanding the information here over time. Here’s the information you need to connect with other Montessori advocates in your state:

United Montessori Schools of Indiana

Contact(s)

  • Carolyn Case: umsi.operations@gmail.com
  • Deb Cyrier: dcyrier@sbcsc.k12.in.us
  • Brenda Huth: sstrantz@gmail.com

Montessori Credential Recognition Information

There are several contexts in which an individual’s Montessori credential may or may not be adequately recognized: for state teacher licensure, under child-care regulations, and in workforce registries and career ladders. You can find information regarding Montessori credential recognition in your state below.

Pathway to State Teacher Licensure:

Yes

Type of Credential Recognized: From a MACTE Accredited Institution

Additional Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution.

Restrictions: This pathway to licensure allows individuals to teach in Montessori schools only 

Pathway to Child-Care Licensing Lead Teacher Status

Type of Credential Recognized: There is no specific mention of the Montessori credential but there are minimal requirements for lead teacher status.

Requirements: 18 years of age with required trainings in CPR, Child Abuse Detection/Prevention and Safe Sleeping Practices.

Verification Program in Place? What is Verification?

This state currently has a verification program. Contact your state group for more information.

We hope you’ll get involved in your state advocacy group and tackle policy challenges in your state! Montessori advocacy work needs to be coordinated and unified so it’s important to connect with your state group. Policy information is fluid and we will be updating and expanding the information here over time. Here’s the information you need to connect with other Montessori advocates in your state:

Contact MPPI to inquire about starting an advocacy group in your state.

Montessori Credential Recognition Information

There are several contexts in which an individual’s Montessori credential may or may not be adequately recognized: for state teacher licensure, under child-care regulations, and in workforce registries and career ladders. You can find information regarding Montessori credential recognition in your state below.

Pathway to State Teacher Licensure:

No

Pathway to Child-Care Licensing Lead Teacher Status

Type of Credential Recognized: There is no specific mention of the Montessori credential but there are minimal requirements for lead teacher status.

Requirements: Lead teacher requirements are minimal.

Verification Program in Place? What is Verification?

This state currently does not have a verification program. Contact MPPI if you’d like to explore starting one.

We hope you’ll get involved in your state advocacy group and tackle policy challenges in your state! Montessori advocacy work needs to be coordinated and unified so it’s important to connect with your state group. Policy information is fluid and we will be updating and expanding the information here over time. Here’s the information you need to connect with other Montessori advocates in your state:

Contact MPPI to inquire about starting an advocacy group in your state.

Montessori Credential Recognition Information

There are several contexts in which an individual’s Montessori credential may or may not be adequately recognized: for state teacher licensure, under child-care regulations, and in workforce registries and career ladders. You can find information regarding Montessori credential recognition in your state below.

Pathway to State Teacher Licensure:

No

Pathway to Child-Care Licensing Lead Teacher Status

Type of Credential Recognized: There is no specific mention of the Montessori credential but there are minimal requirements for lead teacher status.

Requirements: 18 years of age and a high school diploma/G.E.D

Verification Program in Place? What is Verification?

This state currently does not have a verification program. Contact MPPI if you’d like to explore starting one.

We hope you’ll get involved in your state advocacy group and tackle policy challenges in your state! Montessori advocacy work needs to be coordinated and unified so it’s important to connect with your state group. Policy information is fluid and we will be updating and expanding the information here over time. Here’s the information you need to connect with other Montessori advocates in your state:

Kentucky Montessori Alliance

Contact(s)

  • Heather Gerker : hgerker@gccme.org
  • Tony Guagliardo : montesri@iglou.com

Montessori Credential Recognition Information

There are several contexts in which an individual’s Montessori credential may or may not be adequately recognized: for state teacher licensure, under child-care regulations, and in workforce registries and career ladders. You can find information regarding Montessori credential recognition in your state below.

Pathway to State Teacher Licensure:

No

Pathway to Child-Care Licensing Lead Teacher Status

Type of Credential Recognized: There is no specific mention of the Montessori credential but there are minimal requirements for lead teacher status.

Requirements: Lead teacher requirements are minimal.

Verification Program in Place? What is Verification?

This state currently does not have a verification program. Contact MPPI if you’d like to explore starting one.

We hope you’ll get involved in your state advocacy group and tackle policy challenges in your state! Montessori advocacy work needs to be coordinated and unified so it’s important to connect with your state group. Policy information is fluid and we will be updating and expanding the information here over time. Here’s the information you need to connect with other Montessori advocates in your state:

Louisiana Montessori Association

Contact(s)

  • Jeff Powell: jeffpowell@ipsb.education
  • Suzanne Bassett: srbassett@bellsouth.net

Montessori Credential Recognition Information

There are several contexts in which an individual’s Montessori credential may or may not be adequately recognized: for state teacher licensure, under child-care regulations, and in workforce registries and career ladders. You can find information regarding Montessori credential recognition in your state below.

Pathway to State Teacher Licensure:

No

Pathway to Child-Care Licensing Lead Teacher Status

Type of Credential Recognized: There is no specific mention of the Montessori credential but there are minimal requirements for lead teacher status.

Requirements: Lead teacher requirements are minimal.

Verification Program in Place? What is Verification?

This state currently does not have a verification program. Contact MPPI if you’d like to explore starting one.

We hope you’ll get involved in your state advocacy group and tackle policy challenges in your state! Montessori advocacy work needs to be coordinated and unified so it’s important to connect with your state group. Policy information is fluid and we will be updating and expanding the information here over time. Here’s the information you need to connect with other Montessori advocates in your state:

Maine Montessori Association

Contact(s)

  • Casey Beaudoin: cassandrabeaudoin77@gmail.com
  • Alicia Johnson-Grafe : alicabmfs@maine.rr.com

Montessori Credential Recognition Information

There are several contexts in which an individual’s Montessori credential may or may not be adequately recognized: for state teacher licensure, under child-care regulations, and in workforce registries and career ladders. You can find information regarding Montessori credential recognition in your state below.

Pathway to State Teacher Licensure:

No

Pathway to Child-Care Licensing Lead Teacher Status

Type of Credential Recognized: There is no specific mention of the Montessori credential.

Requirements: 21 years of age and at least an associate's degree in early childhood education.

Verification Program in Place? What is Verification?

This state currently does not have a verification program. Contact MPPI if you’d like to explore starting one.

We hope you’ll get involved in your state advocacy group and tackle policy challenges in your state! Montessori advocacy work needs to be coordinated and unified so it’s important to connect with your state group. Policy information is fluid and we will be updating and expanding the information here over time. Here’s the information you need to connect with other Montessori advocates in your state:

Montessori Schools of Maryland

Contact(s)

  • Josh Oboler: josh@metromontessori.com
  • Nancy Anselm: nancypanselm@gmail.com

Montessori Credential Recognition Information

There are several contexts in which an individual’s Montessori credential may or may not be adequately recognized: for state teacher licensure, under child-care regulations, and in workforce registries and career ladders. You can find information regarding Montessori credential recognition in your state below.

Pathway to State Teacher Licensure:

No

Pathway to Child-Care Licensing Lead Teacher Status

Type of Credential Recognized: There is no specific mention of the Montessori credential.

Requirements: 19 years of age, high school diploma/GED or courses for credit from an accredited college or university, 400 hours of experience and required child development trainings.

Verification Program in Place? What is Verification?

This state currently has a verification program. Contact your state group for more information.

We hope you’ll get involved in your state advocacy group and tackle policy challenges in your state! Montessori advocacy work needs to be coordinated and unified so it’s important to connect with your state group. Policy information is fluid and we will be updating and expanding the information here over time. Here’s the information you need to connect with other Montessori advocates in your state:

Montessori Schools of Massachusetts

Contact(s)

  • Martha Torrence: mtorrence@summitmontessori.org
  • Rosine Afshar: rosine@adamsmontessori.org

Montessori Credential Recognition Information

There are several contexts in which an individual’s Montessori credential may or may not be adequately recognized: for state teacher licensure, under child-care regulations, and in workforce registries and career ladders. You can find information regarding Montessori credential recognition in your state below.

Pathway to State Teacher Licensure:

No

Pathway to Child-Care Licensing Lead Teacher Status

Type of Credential Recognized: There is no specific mention of the Montessori credential.

Requirements: 21 years of age or high school diploma/GED, plus one of several combinations of experience and education.

Verification Program in Place? What is Verification?

This state currently does not have a verification program. Contact MPPI if you’d like to explore starting one.

We hope you’ll get involved in your state advocacy group and tackle policy challenges in your state! Montessori advocacy work needs to be coordinated and unified so it’s important to connect with your state group. Policy information is fluid and we will be updating and expanding the information here over time. Here’s the information you need to connect with other Montessori advocates in your state:

Michigan Montessori Education Advocacy Network

Contact(s)

  • Susie Hyatt: shyatt@montessoriradmoor.org
  • Sue Fitzpatrick: fitzsusan@aol.com

Montessori Credential Recognition Information

There are several contexts in which an individual’s Montessori credential may or may not be adequately recognized: for state teacher licensure, under child-care regulations, and in workforce registries and career ladders. You can find information regarding Montessori credential recognition in your state below.

Pathway to State Teacher Licensure:

No

Pathway to Child-Care Licensing Lead Teacher Status

Type of Credential Recognized: An AMI or AMS Montessori credential or a Montessori credential from a MACTE accredited institution provides a pathway to lead teacher status.

Requirements: 19 years of age, high school diploma/GED and Montessori credential from an AMS, AMI or  any Montessori teaching training institution recognized by MACTE that meets or exceeds 270 hours of academic training with 480 hours of experience.

Verification Program in Place? What is Verification?

This state currently does not have a verification program. Contact MPPI if you’d like to explore starting one.

We hope you’ll get involved in your state advocacy group and tackle policy challenges in your state! Montessori advocacy work needs to be coordinated and unified so it’s important to connect with your state group. Policy information is fluid and we will be updating and expanding the information here over time. Here’s the information you need to connect with other Montessori advocates in your state:

Minnesota Montessori Network

Contact(s)

  • Minnesota Montessori Network: info@mnmn.org
  • Shawna Maryanovich : maryanovich@gmail.com

Montessori Credential Recognition Information

There are several contexts in which an individual’s Montessori credential may or may not be adequately recognized: for state teacher licensure, under child-care regulations, and in workforce registries and career ladders. You can find information regarding Montessori credential recognition in your state below.

Pathway to State Teacher Licensure:

Yes

Type of Credential Recognized: From a MACTE Accredited Institution

Additional Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree. **Note: this combination qualifies for a three year temporary certificate. Rule-making is under way to extend this to a full certificate.

Restrictions: This pathway to licensure allows individuals to teach in Montessori schools only

Pathway to Child-Care Licensing Lead Teacher Status

Type of Credential Recognized: An AMI or AMS Montessori credential provides a pathway to lead teacher status.

Requirements: One of the following Montessori credentials: AMI, AMS preprimary, AMS primary, or AMS provisional certificate; If credential holder does not have a bachelors degree additional requirements include 2,080 hours as assistant teacher, aide, or student intern and 12 quarter credits. If credential holder has a bachelors degree, additional requirements include 1,040 hours as assistant teacher, aide, or student intern.

Verification Program in Place? What is Verification?

This state currently does not have a verification program. Contact MPPI if you’d like to explore starting one.

We hope you’ll get involved in your state advocacy group and tackle policy challenges in your state! Montessori advocacy work needs to be coordinated and unified so it’s important to connect with your state group. Policy information is fluid and we will be updating and expanding the information here over time. Here’s the information you need to connect with other Montessori advocates in your state:

Mississippi Montessori Alliance

Contact(s)

  • Aimee Cole: mississippimontessori@gmail.com

Montessori Credential Recognition Information

There are several contexts in which an individual’s Montessori credential may or may not be adequately recognized: for state teacher licensure, under child-care regulations, and in workforce registries and career ladders. You can find information regarding Montessori credential recognition in your state below.

Pathway to State Teacher Licensure:

No

Pathway to Child-Care Licensing Lead Teacher Status

Type of Credential Recognized: There is no specific mention of the Montessori credential.

Requirements: 18 years of age, have a high school diploma/GED or CDA/ MDHS DECCD Child Care Director’s Credential/ MDHS OCY Director’s Child Care Credential or 3 years prior documented experience caring for children who are under 13 years of age and who are not related to the caregiver.

Verification Program in Place? What is Verification?

This state currently does not have a verification program. Contact MPPI if you’d like to explore starting one.

We hope you’ll get involved in your state advocacy group and tackle policy challenges in your state! Montessori advocacy work needs to be coordinated and unified so it’s important to connect with your state group. Policy information is fluid and we will be updating and expanding the information here over time. Here’s the information you need to connect with other Montessori advocates in your state:

Contact MPPI to inquire about starting an advocacy group in your state.

Montessori Credential Recognition Information

There are several contexts in which an individual’s Montessori credential may or may not be adequately recognized: for state teacher licensure, under child-care regulations, and in workforce registries and career ladders. You can find information regarding Montessori credential recognition in your state below.

Pathway to State Teacher Licensure:

No

Pathway to Child-Care Licensing Lead Teacher Status

Type of Credential Recognized: There is no specific mention of the Montessori credential but there are minimal requirements for lead teacher status.

Requirements: Lead teacher requirements are minimal.

Verification Program in Place? What is Verification?

This state currently does not have a verification program. Contact MPPI if you’d like to explore starting one.

We hope you’ll get involved in your state advocacy group and tackle policy challenges in your state! Montessori advocacy work needs to be coordinated and unified so it’s important to connect with your state group. Policy information is fluid and we will be updating and expanding the information here over time. Here’s the information you need to connect with other Montessori advocates in your state:

Contact MPPI to inquire about starting an advocacy group in your state.

Contact(s)

  • Marissa SherKenney: marissa@bozemanmontessori.com
  • Mary Ellen Maunz:  maryellenmaunz@gmail.com

Montessori Credential Recognition Information

There are several contexts in which an individual’s Montessori credential may or may not be adequately recognized: for state teacher licensure, under child-care regulations, and in workforce registries and career ladders. You can find information regarding Montessori credential recognition in your state below.

Pathway to State Teacher Licensure:

Yes

Type of Credential Recognized: From a MACTE Accredited Institution

Additional Requirements:

A credential from a MACTE-accredited institution qualifies for a full teaching certificate with no restrictions.

Restrictions: None

Pathway to Child-Care Licensing Lead Teacher Status

Type of Credential Recognized: A Montessori credential from a MACTE accredited insititution provides a pathway to lead teacher status via the workforce registry.

Requirements: 18 years of age, required trainings including CPR, and  two years of experience in an early childhood program or level 2 or higher on the ECP Practitioner Registry. A Montessori credential from a MACTE accredited institution is recognized at level 3 on the Montana ECP Practitioner Registry.

Verification Program in Place? What is Verification?

This state currently does not have a verification program. Contact MPPI if you’d like to explore starting one.

We hope you’ll get involved in your state advocacy group and tackle policy challenges in your state! Montessori advocacy work needs to be coordinated and unified so it’s important to connect with your state group. Policy information is fluid and we will be updating and expanding the information here over time. Here’s the information you need to connect with other Montessori advocates in your state:

Contact MPPI to inquire about starting an advocacy group in your state.

Montessori Credential Recognition Information

There are several contexts in which an individual’s Montessori credential may or may not be adequately recognized: for state teacher licensure, under child-care regulations, and in workforce registries and career ladders. You can find information regarding Montessori credential recognition in your state below.

Pathway to State Teacher Licensure:

No

Pathway to Child-Care Licensing Lead Teacher Status

Type of Credential Recognized: There is no specific mention of the Montessori credential.

Requirements: 18 years of age, a high school diploma or GED; 1500 verified clock hours of experience in organized group activities for young children or acquire at least 3 credit hours or 45 clock hours of training in administration, early childhood education, education, or child/youth development, in a period not to exceed six months.

Verification Program in Place? What is Verification?

This state currently does not have a verification program. Contact MPPI if you’d like to explore starting one.

We hope you’ll get involved in your state advocacy group and tackle policy challenges in your state! Montessori advocacy work needs to be coordinated and unified so it’s important to connect with your state group. Policy information is fluid and we will be updating and expanding the information here over time. Here’s the information you need to connect with other Montessori advocates in your state:

Montessori Nevada

Contact(s)

  • Mary Levy: mary@mountainviewmontessori.com

Montessori Credential Recognition Information

There are several contexts in which an individual’s Montessori credential may or may not be adequately recognized: for state teacher licensure, under child-care regulations, and in workforce registries and career ladders. You can find information regarding Montessori credential recognition in your state below.

Pathway to State Teacher Licensure:

No

Pathway to Child-Care Licensing Lead Teacher Status

Type of Credential Recognized: There is no specific mention of the Montessori credential but there are minimal requirements for lead teacher status.

Requirements: Lead teacher requirements are minimal.

Verification Program in Place? What is Verification?

This state currently does not have a verification program. Contact MPPI if you’d like to explore starting one.

We hope you’ll get involved in your state advocacy group and tackle policy challenges in your state! Montessori advocacy work needs to be coordinated and unified so it’s important to connect with your state group. Policy information is fluid and we will be updating and expanding the information here over time. Here’s the information you need to connect with other Montessori advocates in your state:

New Hampshire Montessori Association

Contact(s)

  • Laura Mammarelli: info@nh-montessori.org
  • Juliet Fleischer: info@nh-montessori.org

Montessori Credential Recognition Information

There are several contexts in which an individual’s Montessori credential may or may not be adequately recognized: for state teacher licensure, under child-care regulations, and in workforce registries and career ladders. You can find information regarding Montessori credential recognition in your state below.

Pathway to State Teacher Licensure:

No

Pathway to Child-Care Licensing Lead Teacher Status

Type of Credential Recognized: A Montessori credential from a MACTE accredited institution provides a pathway to lead teacher status.

Requirements: 18 years of age, high school diploma/G.E.D, have a minimum of 1000 hours experience working with children in a licensed child-care program, and a credential from a teacher preparation program accredited by MACTE.

Verification Program in Place? What is Verification?

This state currently does not have a verification program. Contact MPPI if you’d like to explore starting one.

We hope you’ll get involved in your state advocacy group and tackle policy challenges in your state! Montessori advocacy work needs to be coordinated and unified so it’s important to connect with your state group. Policy information is fluid and we will be updating and expanding the information here over time. Here’s the information you need to connect with other Montessori advocates in your state:

New Jersey Montessori Association Corporation

Contact(s)

  • Melanie Thiesse: mthiesse@westmontmontessori.org

Montessori Credential Recognition Information

There are several contexts in which an individual’s Montessori credential may or may not be adequately recognized: for state teacher licensure, under child-care regulations, and in workforce registries and career ladders. You can find information regarding Montessori credential recognition in your state below.

Pathway to State Teacher Licensure:

No

Pathway to Child-Care Licensing Lead Teacher Status

Type of Credential Recognized: Montessori credential provides pathway to lead teacher status.

Requirements: Montessori education equivalent to a Bachelor’s Degree and 2 years of experience.

Verification Program in Place? What is Verification?

This state currently does not have a verification program. Contact MPPI if you’d like to explore starting one.

We hope you’ll get involved in your state advocacy group and tackle policy challenges in your state! Montessori advocacy work needs to be coordinated and unified so it’s important to connect with your state group. Policy information is fluid and we will be updating and expanding the information here over time. Here’s the information you need to connect with other Montessori advocates in your state:

Montessori Network of New Mexico

Contact(s)

  • Bretta Weiss: Weiss8285@aol.com
  • Martha Egnal: martha@guadalupemontessori.org

Montessori Credential Recognition Information

There are several contexts in which an individual’s Montessori credential may or may not be adequately recognized: for state teacher licensure, under child-care regulations, and in workforce registries and career ladders. You can find information regarding Montessori credential recognition in your state below.

Pathway to State Teacher Licensure:

No

Pathway to Child-Care Licensing Lead Teacher Status

Type of Credential Recognized: A Montessori credential provides pathway to center director status. There is no specific mention of the Montessori credential for lead teacher status but there are minimal requirements for lead teacher status.

Requirements: For center director: 21 years old and Montessori Teacher Certification with 2 years experience in an early childhood growth and development setting. Lead teacher requirements are minimal.

Verification Program in Place? What is Verification?

This state currently does not have a verification program. Contact MPPI if you’d like to explore starting one.

We hope you’ll get involved in your state advocacy group and tackle policy challenges in your state! Montessori advocacy work needs to be coordinated and unified so it’s important to connect with your state group. Policy information is fluid and we will be updating and expanding the information here over time. Here’s the information you need to connect with other Montessori advocates in your state:

New York State Montessori Alliance

Contact(s)

  • Kathy Roemer : director@twinparks.org

Montessori Credential Recognition Information

There are several contexts in which an individual’s Montessori credential may or may not be adequately recognized: for state teacher licensure, under child-care regulations, and in workforce registries and career ladders. You can find information regarding Montessori credential recognition in your state below.

Pathway to State Teacher Licensure:

No

Pathway to Child-Care Licensing Lead Teacher Status

Type of Credential Recognized: There is no specific mention of the Montessori credential but there are minimal requirements for lead teacher status.

Requirements: Lead teacher requirements are minimal.

Verification Program in Place? What is Verification?

This state currently does not have a verification program. Contact MPPI if you’d like to explore starting one.

We hope you’ll get involved in your state advocacy group and tackle policy challenges in your state! Montessori advocacy work needs to be coordinated and unified so it’s important to connect with your state group. Policy information is fluid and we will be updating and expanding the information here over time. Here’s the information you need to connect with other Montessori advocates in your state:

Montessori Association of North Carolina

Contact(s)

  • Patrice Britz: patricebritz@gmail.com
  • Bobbe Spink: bobbe_spink@yahoo.com

Montessori Credential Recognition Information

There are several contexts in which an individual’s Montessori credential may or may not be adequately recognized: for state teacher licensure, under child-care regulations, and in workforce registries and career ladders. You can find information regarding Montessori credential recognition in your state below.

Pathway to State Teacher Licensure:

No

Pathway to Child-Care Licensing Lead Teacher Status

Type of Credential Recognized: There is no specific mention of the Montessori credential.

Requirements: North Carolina Early Childhood Credential or its equivalent

Verification Program in Place? What is Verification?

This state currently does not have a verification program. Contact MPPI if you’d like to explore starting one.

We hope you’ll get involved in your state advocacy group and tackle policy challenges in your state! Montessori advocacy work needs to be coordinated and unified so it’s important to connect with your state group. Policy information is fluid and we will be updating and expanding the information here over time. Here’s the information you need to connect with other Montessori advocates in your state:

Contact MPPI to inquire about starting an advocacy group in your state.

Montessori Credential Recognition Information

There are several contexts in which an individual’s Montessori credential may or may not be adequately recognized: for state teacher licensure, under child-care regulations, and in workforce registries and career ladders. You can find information regarding Montessori credential recognition in your state below.

Pathway to State Teacher Licensure:

No

Pathway to Child-Care Licensing Lead Teacher Status

Type of Credential Recognized: There is no specific mention of the Montessori credential but there are minimal requirements for lead teacher status.

Requirements: Lead teacher requirements are minimal.

Verification Program in Place? What is Verification?

This state currently does not have a verification program. Contact MPPI if you’d like to explore starting one.

We hope you’ll get involved in your state advocacy group and tackle policy challenges in your state! Montessori advocacy work needs to be coordinated and unified so it’s important to connect with your state group. Policy information is fluid and we will be updating and expanding the information here over time. Here’s the information you need to connect with other Montessori advocates in your state:

Ohio Montessori Alliance, Cincinnati Montessori Society

Contact(s)

  • Mary Beth McCormack: mccormackmarybeth@gmail.com

Montessori Credential Recognition Information

There are several contexts in which an individual’s Montessori credential may or may not be adequately recognized: for state teacher licensure, under child-care regulations, and in workforce registries and career ladders. You can find information regarding Montessori credential recognition in your state below.

Pathway to State Teacher Licensure:

Yes

Type of Credential Recognized: AMI, AMS, or from a MACTE Accredited Institution

Additional Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree. **Note: This combination qualifies for a four-year provisional certificate, during which time additional requirements must be met.

Restrictions: This pathway to licensure allows individuals to teach in Montessori schools only 

Pathway to Child-Care Licensing Lead Teacher Status

Type of Credential Recognized: There is no specific mention of the Montessori credential but there are minimal requirements for lead teacher status.

Requirements: 18 years of age and high school diploma or high school senior and also enrolled in a college credit program in child development.

Verification Program in Place? What is Verification?

This state currently does not have a verification program. Contact MPPI if you’d like to explore starting one.

We hope you’ll get involved in your state advocacy group and tackle policy challenges in your state! Montessori advocacy work needs to be coordinated and unified so it’s important to connect with your state group. Policy information is fluid and we will be updating and expanding the information here over time. Here’s the information you need to connect with other Montessori advocates in your state:

Contact(s)

  • Kathy Carey: edmontessorilife@aol.com

Montessori Credential Recognition Information

There are several contexts in which an individual’s Montessori credential may or may not be adequately recognized: for state teacher licensure, under child-care regulations, and in workforce registries and career ladders. You can find information regarding Montessori credential recognition in your state below.

Pathway to State Teacher Licensure:

No

Pathway to Child-Care Licensing Lead Teacher Status

Type of Credential Recognized: There is no specific mention of the Montessori credential but there are minimal requirements for lead teacher status.

Requirements: High school diploma/GED, or Licensing approved equivalent

Verification Program in Place? What is Verification?

This state currently does not have a verification program. Contact MPPI if you’d like to explore starting one.

We hope you’ll get involved in your state advocacy group and tackle policy challenges in your state! Montessori advocacy work needs to be coordinated and unified so it’s important to connect with your state group. Policy information is fluid and we will be updating and expanding the information here over time. Here’s the information you need to connect with other Montessori advocates in your state:

Oregon Montessori Association

Contact(s)

  • Dalia Avello: ed@oregonmontessori.org

Montessori Credential Recognition Information

There are several contexts in which an individual’s Montessori credential may or may not be adequately recognized: for state teacher licensure, under child-care regulations, and in workforce registries and career ladders. You can find information regarding Montessori credential recognition in your state below.

Pathway to State Teacher Licensure:

No

Pathway to Child-Care Licensing Lead Teacher Status

Type of Credential Recognized: An AMI Montessori credential or credential from a MACTE accredited institution provides a pathway to lead teacher status via the workforce registry.

Requirements: 18 years of age and documentation of attaining at least step 8.5 in the Oregon Registry. Montessori Credentials are recognized in the Oregon Registry as follows: AMI training centers (for Step 8.5), Montessori Northwest (for Step 8.5), and MACTE accredited programs (for Step 8.5). A Montessori credential from any one of the listed accredited programs qualifies as meeting the requirement for head teacher status.

Verification Program in Place? What is Verification?

This state currently does not have a verification program. Contact MPPI if you’d like to explore starting one.

We hope you’ll get involved in your state advocacy group and tackle policy challenges in your state! Montessori advocacy work needs to be coordinated and unified so it’s important to connect with your state group. Policy information is fluid and we will be updating and expanding the information here over time. Here’s the information you need to connect with other Montessori advocates in your state:

Pennsylvania Montessori Alliance

Contact(s)

  • Marie Conti: marie@wetherillschool.org
  • Diane Force: PennsylvaniaMontessori@gmail.com

Montessori Credential Recognition Information

There are several contexts in which an individual’s Montessori credential may or may not be adequately recognized: for state teacher licensure, under child-care regulations, and in workforce registries and career ladders. You can find information regarding Montessori credential recognition in your state below.

Pathway to State Teacher Licensure:

No

Pathway to Child-Care Licensing Lead Teacher Status

Type of Credential Recognized: There is no specific mention of the Montessori credential.

Requirements: A high school diploma/GED and 2 years experience with children.

Verification Program in Place? What is Verification?

This state currently does not have a verification program. Contact MPPI if you’d like to explore starting one.

We hope you’ll get involved in your state advocacy group and tackle policy challenges in your state! Montessori advocacy work needs to be coordinated and unified so it’s important to connect with your state group. Policy information is fluid and we will be updating and expanding the information here over time. Here’s the information you need to connect with other Montessori advocates in your state:

Contact MPPI to inquire about starting an advocacy group in your state.

Montessori Credential Recognition Information

There are several contexts in which an individual’s Montessori credential may or may not be adequately recognized: for state teacher licensure, under child-care regulations, and in workforce registries and career ladders. You can find information regarding Montessori credential recognition in your state below.

Pathway to State Teacher Licensure:

No

Pathway to Child-Care Licensing Lead Teacher Status

Type of Credential Recognized: There is no specific mention of the Montessori credential.

Requirements: A bachelor's degree in education or CDA or Master Certification from the Department of Education.

Verification Program in Place? What is Verification?

This state currently does not have a verification program. Contact MPPI if you’d like to explore starting one.

We hope you’ll get involved in your state advocacy group and tackle policy challenges in your state! Montessori advocacy work needs to be coordinated and unified so it’s important to connect with your state group. Policy information is fluid and we will be updating and expanding the information here over time. Here’s the information you need to connect with other Montessori advocates in your state:

Contact MPPI to inquire about starting an advocacy group in your state.

Montessori Credential Recognition Information

There are several contexts in which an individual’s Montessori credential may or may not be adequately recognized: for state teacher licensure, under child-care regulations, and in workforce registries and career ladders. You can find information regarding Montessori credential recognition in your state below.

Pathway to State Teacher Licensure:

No

Pathway to Child-Care Licensing Lead Teacher Status

Type of Credential Recognized: There is no specific mention of the Montessori credential.

Requirements: High school diploma/GED and 3 years of supervised experience in a licensed/ approved early childhood program or certified family day care home; and a history of regular participation in an ongoing early childhood staff development program.

Verification Program in Place? What is Verification?

This state currently does not have a verification program. Contact MPPI if you’d like to explore starting one.

We hope you’ll get involved in your state advocacy group and tackle policy challenges in your state! Montessori advocacy work needs to be coordinated and unified so it’s important to connect with your state group. Policy information is fluid and we will be updating and expanding the information here over time. Here’s the information you need to connect with other Montessori advocates in your state:

SC Montessori Alliance

Contact(s)

  • Barbara Ervin: barbaraervin@scmontessori.org
  • Floyd Creech: fcreech@fsd1.org

Montessori Credential Recognition Information

There are several contexts in which an individual’s Montessori credential may or may not be adequately recognized: for state teacher licensure, under child-care regulations, and in workforce registries and career ladders. You can find information regarding Montessori credential recognition in your state below.

Pathway to State Teacher Licensure:

Yes

Type of Credential Recognized: From a MACTE Accredited Institution

Additional Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution.Pass the Praxis II

Restrictions: This pathway to licensure allows individuals to teach in Montessori schools only

Pathway to Child-Care Licensing Lead Teacher Status

Type of Credential Recognized: There is no specific mention of the Montessori credential.

Requirements: 18 years and a high school diploma/GED and at least 6 months’ experience as a teacher/caregiver in a licensed or approved child care facility.

Verification Program in Place? What is Verification?

This state currently does not have a verification program. Contact MPPI if you’d like to explore starting one.

We hope you’ll get involved in your state advocacy group and tackle policy challenges in your state! Montessori advocacy work needs to be coordinated and unified so it’s important to connect with your state group. Policy information is fluid and we will be updating and expanding the information here over time. Here’s the information you need to connect with other Montessori advocates in your state:

Contact(s)

  • Contact MPPI to inquire about starting an advocacy group in your state. :

Montessori Credential Recognition Information

There are several contexts in which an individual’s Montessori credential may or may not be adequately recognized: for state teacher licensure, under child-care regulations, and in workforce registries and career ladders. You can find information regarding Montessori credential recognition in your state below.

Pathway to State Teacher Licensure:

No

Pathway to Child-Care Licensing Lead Teacher Status

Type of Credential Recognized: There is no specific mention of the Montessori credential but there are minimal requirements for lead teacher status.

Requirements: Lead teacher requirements are minimal.

Verification Program in Place? What is Verification?

This state currently does not have a verification program. Contact MPPI if you’d like to explore starting one.

We hope you’ll get involved in your state advocacy group and tackle policy challenges in your state! Montessori advocacy work needs to be coordinated and unified so it’s important to connect with your state group. Policy information is fluid and we will be updating and expanding the information here over time. Here’s the information you need to connect with other Montessori advocates in your state:

Contact MPPI to inquire about starting an advocacy group in your state.

Montessori Credential Recognition Information

There are several contexts in which an individual’s Montessori credential may or may not be adequately recognized: for state teacher licensure, under child-care regulations, and in workforce registries and career ladders. You can find information regarding Montessori credential recognition in your state below.

Pathway to State Teacher Licensure:

No

Pathway to Child-Care Licensing Lead Teacher Status

Type of Credential Recognized: There is no specific mention of the Montessori credential but there are minimal requirements for lead teacher status.

Requirements: 18 years of age and a high school diploma/GED

Verification Program in Place? What is Verification?

This state currently does not have a verification program. Contact MPPI if you’d like to explore starting one.

We hope you’ll get involved in your state advocacy group and tackle policy challenges in your state! Montessori advocacy work needs to be coordinated and unified so it’s important to connect with your state group. Policy information is fluid and we will be updating and expanding the information here over time. Here’s the information you need to connect with other Montessori advocates in your state:

Contact MPPI to inquire about starting an advocacy group in your state.

Montessori Credential Recognition Information

There are several contexts in which an individual’s Montessori credential may or may not be adequately recognized: for state teacher licensure, under child-care regulations, and in workforce registries and career ladders. You can find information regarding Montessori credential recognition in your state below.

Pathway to State Teacher Licensure:

No

Pathway to Child-Care Licensing Lead Teacher Status

Type of Credential Recognized: There is no specific mention of the Montessori credential but there are minimal requirements for lead teacher status.

Requirements: 18 years of age and a high school diploma/GED

Verification Program in Place? What is Verification?

This state currently does not have a verification program. Contact MPPI if you’d like to explore starting one.

We hope you’ll get involved in your state advocacy group and tackle policy challenges in your state! Montessori advocacy work needs to be coordinated and unified so it’s important to connect with your state group. Policy information is fluid and we will be updating and expanding the information here over time. Here’s the information you need to connect with other Montessori advocates in your state:

Montessori Alliance of Tennessee

Contact(s)

  • Jaime Yeager: yeager16@gmail.com

Montessori Credential Recognition Information

There are several contexts in which an individual’s Montessori credential may or may not be adequately recognized: for state teacher licensure, under child-care regulations, and in workforce registries and career ladders. You can find information regarding Montessori credential recognition in your state below.

Pathway to State Teacher Licensure:

No

Pathway to Child-Care Licensing Lead Teacher Status

Type of Credential Recognized: There is no specific mention of the Montessori credential but there are minimal requirements for lead teacher status.

Requirements: Lead teacher requirements are minimal.

Verification Program in Place? What is Verification?

This state currently has a verification program. Contact your state group for more information.

We hope you’ll get involved in your state advocacy group and tackle policy challenges in your state! Montessori advocacy work needs to be coordinated and unified so it’s important to connect with your state group. Policy information is fluid and we will be updating and expanding the information here over time. Here’s the information you need to connect with other Montessori advocates in your state:

Montessori Alliance of Texas

Contact(s)

  • Betsy Coe: drbcoe@me.com
  • Jai Brisbon: Jai.Brisbon@lumineducation.org

Montessori Credential Recognition Information

There are several contexts in which an individual’s Montessori credential may or may not be adequately recognized: for state teacher licensure, under child-care regulations, and in workforce registries and career ladders. You can find information regarding Montessori credential recognition in your state below.

Pathway to State Teacher Licensure:

No

Pathway to Child-Care Licensing Lead Teacher Status

Type of Credential Recognized: There is no specific mention of the Montessori credential but there are minimal requirements for lead teacher status.

Requirements: 18 years old and a high school diploma or equivalent.

Verification Program in Place? What is Verification?

This state currently does not have a verification program. Contact MPPI if you’d like to explore starting one.

We hope you’ll get involved in your state advocacy group and tackle policy challenges in your state! Montessori advocacy work needs to be coordinated and unified so it’s important to connect with your state group. Policy information is fluid and we will be updating and expanding the information here over time. Here’s the information you need to connect with other Montessori advocates in your state:

Contact MPPI to inquire about starting an advocacy group in your state.

Contact(s)

  • Nancy Lindeman: nolindeman@gmail.com

Montessori Credential Recognition Information

There are several contexts in which an individual’s Montessori credential may or may not be adequately recognized: for state teacher licensure, under child-care regulations, and in workforce registries and career ladders. You can find information regarding Montessori credential recognition in your state below.

Pathway to State Teacher Licensure:

No

Pathway to Child-Care Licensing Lead Teacher Status

Type of Credential Recognized: There is no specific mention of the Montessori credential but there are minimal requirements for lead teacher status.

Requirements: Lead teacher requirements are minimal.

Verification Program in Place? What is Verification?

This state currently does not have a verification program. Contact MPPI if you’d like to explore starting one.

We hope you’ll get involved in your state advocacy group and tackle policy challenges in your state! Montessori advocacy work needs to be coordinated and unified so it’s important to connect with your state group. Policy information is fluid and we will be updating and expanding the information here over time. Here’s the information you need to connect with other Montessori advocates in your state:

Contact MPPI to inquire about starting an advocacy group in your state.

Montessori Credential Recognition Information

There are several contexts in which an individual’s Montessori credential may or may not be adequately recognized: for state teacher licensure, under child-care regulations, and in workforce registries and career ladders. You can find information regarding Montessori credential recognition in your state below.

Pathway to State Teacher Licensure:

No

Pathway to Child-Care Licensing Lead Teacher Status

Type of Credential Recognized: There is no specific mention of the Montessori credential.

Requirements: 20 years of age and at least a Vermont Early Childhood Career Ladder Level Four (4) A or B Certificate

Verification Program in Place? What is Verification?

This state currently does not have a verification program. Contact MPPI if you’d like to explore starting one.

We hope you’ll get involved in your state advocacy group and tackle policy challenges in your state! Montessori advocacy work needs to be coordinated and unified so it’s important to connect with your state group. Policy information is fluid and we will be updating and expanding the information here over time. Here’s the information you need to connect with other Montessori advocates in your state:

Virginia Montessori Association

Contact(s)

  • Trisha Willingham: info@virginiamontessoriassociation.org
  • Shanna Honan: Shanna@chesapeakemontessorischool.com

Montessori Credential Recognition Information

There are several contexts in which an individual’s Montessori credential may or may not be adequately recognized: for state teacher licensure, under child-care regulations, and in workforce registries and career ladders. You can find information regarding Montessori credential recognition in your state below.

Pathway to State Teacher Licensure:

No

Pathway to Child-Care Licensing Lead Teacher Status

Type of Credential Recognized: A Montessori credential provides a pathway to lead teacher status.

Requirements: 18 years of age, 3 months experience and a teaching diploma from an internationally or nationally recognized Montessori organization.

Verification Program in Place? What is Verification?

This state currently does not have a verification program. Contact MPPI if you’d like to explore starting one.

We hope you’ll get involved in your state advocacy group and tackle policy challenges in your state! Montessori advocacy work needs to be coordinated and unified so it’s important to connect with your state group. Policy information is fluid and we will be updating and expanding the information here over time. Here’s the information you need to connect with other Montessori advocates in your state:

Pacific Northwest Montessori Association

Contact(s)

  • Michelle Downey: chellerene@msn.com
  • Gracie Martinez: gracie@northwestmontessori.org

Montessori Credential Recognition Information

There are several contexts in which an individual’s Montessori credential may or may not be adequately recognized: for state teacher licensure, under child-care regulations, and in workforce registries and career ladders. You can find information regarding Montessori credential recognition in your state below.

Pathway to State Teacher Licensure:

No

Pathway to Child-Care Licensing Lead Teacher Status

Type of Credential Recognized: An AMI Montessori credential or credential from a MACTE accredited institution provides a pathway to lead teacher status via the workforce registry.

Requirements: 18 years of age, have an ECE initial certificate or equivalent as approved and verified in the electronic workforce registry. WA workforce registry recognizes the Montessori credential at a Level 2, step 7 which is a pathway to a statewide credential.

Verification Program in Place? What is Verification?

This state currently has a verification program. Contact your state group for more information.

We hope you’ll get involved in your state advocacy group and tackle policy challenges in your state! Montessori advocacy work needs to be coordinated and unified so it’s important to connect with your state group. Policy information is fluid and we will be updating and expanding the information here over time. Here’s the information you need to connect with other Montessori advocates in your state:

Contact MPPI to inquire about starting an advocacy group in your state.

Montessori Credential Recognition Information

There are several contexts in which an individual’s Montessori credential may or may not be adequately recognized: for state teacher licensure, under child-care regulations, and in workforce registries and career ladders. You can find information regarding Montessori credential recognition in your state below.

Pathway to State Teacher Licensure:

No

Pathway to Child-Care Licensing Lead Teacher Status

Type of Credential Recognized: There is no specific mention of the Montessori credential but there are minimal requirements for lead teacher status.

Requirements: Lead teacher requirements are minimal.

Verification Program in Place? What is Verification?

This state currently does not have a verification program. Contact MPPI if you’d like to explore starting one.

We hope you’ll get involved in your state advocacy group and tackle policy challenges in your state! Montessori advocacy work needs to be coordinated and unified so it’s important to connect with your state group. Policy information is fluid and we will be updating and expanding the information here over time. Here’s the information you need to connect with other Montessori advocates in your state:

Wisconsin Montessori Association

Contact(s)

  • Phil Dosmann: phildosmann@wisconsinmontessori.org
  • Geoffrey Bishop: geoffrey@nciw.org

Montessori Credential Recognition Information

There are several contexts in which an individual’s Montessori credential may or may not be adequately recognized: for state teacher licensure, under child-care regulations, and in workforce registries and career ladders. You can find information regarding Montessori credential recognition in your state below.

Pathway to State Teacher Licensure:

Yes

Type of Credential Recognized: AMI or from a MACTE Accredited Institution

Additional Requirements:

  • Basic Skills Test: Praxis CORE, ACT, SAT, or GRE
  • Content Area Test: Praxis II
  • edTPA score report
  • Score report for the Wisconsin Foundations of Reading Test

Restrictions: This pathway to licensure allows individuals to teach in Montessori schools only

Pathway to Child-Care Licensing Lead Teacher Status

Type of Credential Recognized: There is no specific mention of the Montessori credential but there are minimal requirements for lead teacher status.

Requirements: 18 years and required child development trainings.

Verification Program in Place? What is Verification?

This state currently does not have a verification program. Contact MPPI if you’d like to explore starting one.

We hope you’ll get involved in your state advocacy group and tackle policy challenges in your state! Montessori advocacy work needs to be coordinated and unified so it’s important to connect with your state group. Policy information is fluid and we will be updating and expanding the information here over time. Here’s the information you need to connect with other Montessori advocates in your state:

Contact MPPI to inquire about starting an advocacy group in your state.

Montessori Credential Recognition Information

There are several contexts in which an individual’s Montessori credential may or may not be adequately recognized: for state teacher licensure, under child-care regulations, and in workforce registries and career ladders. You can find information regarding Montessori credential recognition in your state below.

Pathway to State Teacher Licensure:

No

Pathway to Child-Care Licensing Lead Teacher Status

Type of Credential Recognized: A Montessori credential provides pathway to lead teacher status via the workforce registry.

Requirements: 19 years old; high school diploma/GED or 6 months documented prior work experience in day care or 5 clock hours of day care training or a professional credential from a nationally-recognized organization. Wyoming workforce registry recognizes the Montessori credential at a level 4.

Verification Program in Place? What is Verification?

This state currently does not have a verification program. Contact MPPI if you’d like to explore starting one.