Early Childhood Credential Program


Dates & Times

The certification program begins with a three-week summer intensive academic phase (July 30 – August 17, 2018). Classes will be held between 8:00am and 5:00pm Monday – Friday. Nine weekend seminars are held in September – May (Fridays and Saturdays, 8:00am and 5:00pm and Sundays, 1:00pm – 5:00pm). The Academic phase ends with a 1 week summer intensive academic phase at the end of the second summer (August 5 – 9, 2019). The Academic phase is followed by the Practicum (Student Teaching) phase. During this phase there will be 3 weekend seminars (October, January, and April) and one final day for presentations (May 30, 2020).


Schedule of Tuition, Fees, and Other Changes

Tuition: (includes AMS and MACTE fees) $6,850
Application fee (on or before 4/15) $250 (non-refundable)
Application fee (after 4/15) $350 (non-refundable)
Self-Directed Practicum fee $300
Continuum fee (if coursework not completed by deadline) $400 (annually)
Each Practicum visit (beyond the required three) $100


First half of tuition, $3,425, is due June 1, 2018.
Second half of tuition, $3,425, is due January 1, 2019.
Fees do not include required books and supplies estimated to cost approximately $500.

Maryland Center for Montessori Studies (MCMS) is operated by the Montessori Society of Central Maryland, Inc., located at Greenspring Montessori School in Lutherville-Timonium, Maryland.

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