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Criteria for Admission

Acceptance into an Association Montessori Internationale (AMI) diploma course at MTCNE is based on evaluation of the application packet, previous academic record and a personal interview.

Successful candidates will demonstrate qualifications and suitability for successful participation in the course, including:

  • Academic skills for success in a comprehensive and rigorous course of study
  • Clear oral and written communication
  • Capacities for organization, time management and attention to detail
  • Ability to collaborate within the community of the Center, its students and cooperating Montessori schools
  • Commitment to alternative education
  • The desire to support human development in positive and life-affirming directions

Application and Admissions Process

An application for admission to MTCNE may be submitted at any time during the calendar year. We encourage you to submit your application and materials as far in advance of the course dates as possible. Applications are considered in the order received on a space-available basis. Upon acceptance, a candidate reserves a place in the course with a non-refundable registration fee of $500.00.  Each Diploma Course is limited to a maximum of 25 student. When a course is filled, successful candidates may request placement on a waiting list and/or defer registration to the next course.

The admissions process (application submission through decision) can take a minimum of 3-6 weeks. It is suggested that applications from international students be submitted at least 3 to 4 months in advance to ensure ample time to process the student visa application.  International students must be accepted into a diploma course before the MTCNE designated school official (DSO) will begin processing an I-20. MTCNE may provide an I-20 for F students and their dependents.

1. The candidate for admission must submit the following required documents (Click Here for the Application Checklist) to complete the applicant file:
  • Completed Application Form
  • Non-refundable application fee of $100.00 payable to Capitol Region Education Council (CREC).
  • Employment history/resume
  • Writing Sample – Autobiography
  • Official transcripts in sealed envelopes from each educational institution attended
  • Three letters of reference – letters of reference must be written within three years of application date. Letters should include at least one professional reference; others may be personal or academic. The letters should reflect the writer’s knowledge and assessment of the applicant’s character, professional experience, and academic potential and, as applicable, interaction with children and aptitude for work in an alternative educational setting.
  • Non-Native Speakers of English: TOEFL Scores (pBT minimum score of 550, iBT minimum score of 79) or IELTS Scores (minimum overall score of 6.5)

The materials should be emailed to mtcneinfo@crec.org or mailed to the address listed below. Applications are considered active upon receipt of the application fee. No action will be taken on an application for admission until all required materials and the application fee are received.

2. A personal interview is required as part of the application for admission to the course.

The interview will be scheduled when the application file is complete. Applicants from outside the New England area who are unable to visit the Training Center personally can schedule a personal interview to be conducted by telephone or via Zoom.

3. Following the personal interview, an applicant will be notified in writing as to the status of the application.

If accepted, a non-refundable registration fee of $500.00, payable to Capitol Region Education Council (CREC)-MTCNE is due within two weeks of notification. The registration fee reserves a successful candidate’s place in the course and will be applied toward the course tuition balance.

Application materials and course registration fees may be mailed to:
CREC – MTCNE
ATTN: MTCNE Office
111 Charter Oak Avenue
Hartford, CT 06106

Students planning to enroll in an AMI Diploma Course should plan for additional expenditures related to books, supplies, materials, housing, and other expenses which are not included in course tuition. 
Application Fee
$100.00one time
  • Applications are processed upon receipt of the application fee.
Student Visa Processing Fee
$300one time
  • Upon enrollment in a diploma course, international students may apply for an I-20 through MTCNE.
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