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Elementary I and II AMS Credential


The 2018 cohort for obtaining your Montessori Elementary I/II credential is now forming and we are accepting applications and registrations.



Gulf Coast Montessori Teacher Education Center is an AMS affiliate and MACTE accredited Montessori teacher training facility. We specialize and offer Montessori credentials for Elementary I-II. Our unique approach, approved by both accrediting agencies, allows the adult learners to attend a learner friendly schedule. Gulf Coast Montessori TEC provides instruction over 2 summer sessions. Six weeks for the first summer with July 4th week off. Five weeks for the second summer with July 4th week off. Three mid-course sessions are included with each session being Thursday and going through noon on Sunday.



This new structure allows for Elementary I-II teachers to complete the entire course in a more timely manner, while our approved model will allow emerging teachers to be better supported through their first year, especially for those in an Upper Elementary classroom. This is accomplished by having Adult learners receive instruction in Elementary II practices during their first year, instead of waiting until the second year course to be completed. Adult learners are presented materials and lessons for lower elementary as well as fourth level and half of fifth level in math, language arts, and cultural.



Our model has an additional benefit to employers. Upon the candidate's completion, school directors can be assured of having a credentialed teacher in the classroom sooner, and under the 2-year model often used by other Montessori training programs.




Fifteen positions are made available for each year's cohort. Gulf Coast Montessori Teacher Education Center, is committed to maintaining a low adult learner to instructor ratio. Interested individuals are encouraged to contact us before sending any registrations to ensure that positions are still open. For costs associated with the program please view our tuition and fees web-page. For downloadable applications please visit our admissions page.



Calendar and schedule:


Enrollment Period

January 2018 -June 2018



June 10, 2018


Full Course

June 12, 2018 - December 1, 2019


Summer 1

June 11 - July 27, 2018


Holidays Summer 1

July 2 - 6, 2018


Fall 1

October 11 - 14, 2018


Winter 1

Feb. 7-10, 2018


Summer 2

June 17 - July 26, 2019


Holidays Summer 2

July 1 - 5, 2019


Fall 2

Oct. 10 - 13, 2019


Assessment Day

December 7, 2019





Registration fee $100

Tuition $7,900

Credentialing Fees $400

Manuals $500

Books $100

Total Expenses $9,000



The Elementary I-II course cost includes: tuition, registration fee, and four (4) practicum visits by a consultant (only consultant’s car mileage will be reimbursed—air fare needs to be paid by Adult Learner if regional consultant is not available). Adult Learners are required to purchase manuals ($500) used for the course which will be provided on an iPad. Cost of iPad is included in the tuition.


A published book list is provided and we recommend Adult Learners purchase (approx. $100) or borrow “required” books and bring them to the summer sessions since they may be referred to in class.


The Elementary I-II tuition and album cost listed above are guaranteed for the current course.


Gulf Coast Montessori Teacher Education Center is a subsidiary of ETC. To speak with a GCMTEC administrator please call us at 877.409.2929 or email us at We encourage you to explore GCMTEC by visiting our website at



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