Admission for Infant and Toddler or Early Childhood Candidate
AMS grants either the AMS Associate Infant and Toddler Credential or the AMS Associate Early Childhood Credential (depending upon which course level is attended) when the course graduate has a high school diploma or GED, but not a Bachelor's degree. Country, regional and local employment requirements vary widely and change periodically. In addition, employment requirements vary in different types of schools (e.g. private, public/charter, faith based, publicly funded). In some locations or schools, an Associate Credential may not qualify for full teaching responsibility.
Even if it is currently possible to qualify for a full teaching responsibility without a Bachelor's degree, employment regulations may change in the future. The applicant is responsible for checking specific jurisdictions and schools for particular employment requirements.
Applicants for either the AMS Infant and Toddler course, or the AMS Early Childhood course, who do not have a U.S. Bachelors degree from a regionally accredited U.S college/university or its equivalent are required to sign a statement verifying that they have received the above information before they are considered for acceptance into this course.
AMS strongly encourages holders of the Associate Credential to obtain a Bachelor’s degree within seven (7) years of credentialing. AMS hopes you consider your credential as the beginning of your journey of lifelong learning.