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Admission Requirements

We have amended our admissions criteria to include an option for students who have completed their AMI training more than five years ago. Applicants to the program may qualify for admission by providing documentation of qualified active practice in a Montessori setting within the last 10 years. 

Admission Requirements

  • The MEd programs with concentration in Montessori are for students currently enrolled in an Association Montessori Internationale (AMI) teacher training program or for those who have completed an AMI teacher training program in the last 5 years. If training occurred more than 5 years ago, then the applicant must provide documentation of active practice in a Montessori setting within the last 10 years. MTCNE completes verification of employment and AMI diploma.
  • A bachelor's degree
  • Minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0. (Conditional admission may be offered if GPA is below 3.0).
  • An interview is required for admission to the program.


  • Complete our online application.
  • Request official transcript from bachelor’s degree-granting institution and for any graduate coursework completed. Have transcripts sent to: University of Hartford, Graduate Admissions, Online Programs, CC231, 200 Bloomfield Avenue, West Hartford, CT 06117 USA


  • A non-refundable application fee of $50.
  • An AMI Coursework Translation Form to the Montessori Training Center Northeast in order to verify your AMI diploma or enrollment in an AMI-recognized training program.
  • An essay describing your reasons for seeking admission.
  • Two letters of recommendation from professional or academic sources (may use recent MTCNE recommendations).
  • International applicants have additional admission and application requirements