Masters of Education (M.Ed.) with Montessori Concentration

For over a decade we have partnered with the University of Hartford to offer the opportunity to combine Montessori training with higher education degrees. Students enrolled in MTCNE courses will also have the opportunity to complete a Masters of Education Degree (M Ed) with a concentration in Montessori from the University of Hartford. The Montessori training accounts for 15 to 18 of the required credits needed for this degree. Credits through the MTCNE Training are offered at a greatly reduced rate of $100 per credit. All other credits are paid for at the regular graduate credit rate for University of Hartford.

Students can obtain a special Connecticut State Teaching Certificate by completing some additional requirements. This certificate would allow the candidate to teach in any CT Public Montessori School and could be transferable to other state certificates. There are two categories for which people can get certified: Primary (#512) and Elementary (#511).  The requirements for the Teaching Endorsement #511 and #512 leading to the Connecticut State Certification are outlined here.

Students not enrolled at MTCNE but have acquired their AMI diploma from other training centers are eligible to apply to the University of Hartford Masters of Education with a Montessori Concentration program. An individual may begin the M.Ed program within 5 years of completing AMI training.  Alternatively, if training occurred more than 5 years ago, the applicant must provide documentation of active practice for at least one full school year in a Montessori setting. The active practice must have occurred within the last 10 years. Active practice includes full time: a) classroom teaching, b) classroom assistant, c) school administration, and/or d) other experience upon consideration. MTCNE completes the verification of a valid AMI Diploma and relevant employment.

For more information regarding the University of Hartford Masters of Education with a Montessori Concentration, contact Paige Bray at (860) 768-4553 or

Access the University of Hartford website for the Master of Education with Montessori Concentration here.

The University of Hartford requires an AMI diploma be translated by MTCNE to reflect graduate credits. Fill out the Transcript Request below.

Information Sessions

Montessori Studies Online Information Sessions
5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
scheduled the 2nd Tuesday of every month

All students wishing to enroll in the University of Hartford Masters of Education with a Montessori Concentration must request a Montessori Transcript from MTCNE once they have received their AMI diploma. The transcript fee is $400. The transcript fee is waived for MTCNE alumni.

Students wishing to enroll in the MEd program while attending an AMI training course must receive a letter of verified attendance from MTCNE to be forwarded to the University of Hartford. The letter of attendance fee is $100, which will be applied toward the $400 transcript fee. The fee for the Letter of Attendance is waived for students enrolled in an MTCNE Diploma Program. 

Please note that ALL students currently attending an AMI diploma course must complete a transcript request form upon receipt of their AMI diploma.

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