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Continuing Education

The Montessori Event offers valuable opportunities for professional development and career advancement.

Continuing Professional Development Hours (CPDs)

Certificates of earned CPD hours will be sent out in early May. Attendees will receive a certificate of earned hours and a record of attendance that shows your scan history at the event. If your record of attendance is incorrect, you may have missed scanning in at a workshop. Please contact us at Registrations@amshq.org.


To receive CPD hours, you had to have had your conference badge scanned at qualifying events. Qualifying events were workshops, pre-conference intensives, learning labs, keynote addresses, networking sessions, day of service, and school tours. CPD hours are not transferable as college or university credit hours. Attendance to earn CPD hours was tracked utilizing scanning technology in order that our CPD hours are acceptable to as many states as possible.

Full conference registration gave you access to free events Thursday through Sunday. By attending these events you were able to earn up to 27.5 CPD hours.

Full conference registration gives you access to free events Thursday through Sunday. By attending these events you can earn up to 27.5 CPD hours.

The number of CPDs for workshops is equal to the duration of that workshop. For example, a 1.25 hour workshop granted 1.25 CPD hours. Exceptions were longer workshops with breaks, school tours, and the day of service. Half-day school tours granted 3 CPD hours, full-day school tours granted 6 CPD hours, and the day of service granted 6 CPD hours.

Questions?

We're here to help! If you couldn't find an answer regarding CPDs or CEUs, feel free to reach out to us at PD@amshq.org.

Maximum CPD hours per day:

  • Wednesday: CPD hours vary according to event
  • Thursday: CPD hours vary according to event.
  • Thursday: 9 hours
  • Friday: 8.75 hours
  • Saturday: 7.25 hours
  • Sunday: 2.5 hours

Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

In cooperation with the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, AMS is pleased to offer conference attendees the option of purchasing CEUs for their contact hours at the conference. Each contact hour equals .1 CEU, with 10 hours equaling 1 CEU. Attendance to earn CEU hours will be tracked utilizing scanning technology in order that our CPD hours are acceptable to as many states as possible.

To purchase CEUs, download and complete the order form and email or fax it to us (212-358-1256) by April 12, 2019. Or you may send it via postal mail with a postmark date no later than April 12, 2019: American Montessori Society, 116 East 16th Street, New York, NY 10003. Forms received April 15, 2019 or later will incur a $25 late fee. Late forms are submitted to Xavier on the 15th of every month.

Fees: $35 for up to 10.5 clock hours (1 CEU); $45 for up to 20 hours (2 CEUs); $55 for up to 30 hours (3 CEUs).

Refer to the above schedule for qualifying and non-qualifying events.

Individual State Professional Development Fulfillment

State departments of education and state licensing agencies may accept attendance at the AMS conference as approved professional development hours. To determine eligibility, check with the individual agencies or department in your state. If you would like us to register for approval in your state, please submit approval instructions and forms (obtained from your state department or agency) to us. Determinations about eligibility are made by the department or agency, not by AMS.