Okay, so here is the latest update. My dh and I have been talking, and we've thought about it, and we have decided that moving is not totally out of the question for the 2007-2008 school year. We really don't want to be so far away from where we live, so we were looking into training centers on the west coast and thought that Portland might be a really good fit for us.
But then I discovered that NONE of the AMI centers on the west coast have elementary level training, only 3-6.
My preference is really to teach elementary level, as that is where my experience is, and that is more likely to get me a job with good pay. Since I have a credential and a Master's degree, and 5 years of experience in elementary, does it seem likely that I could get the 3-6 training, and with an understanding of Montessori principles, methods, and philospohy, I could then go on to teach in an upper grade? Or does it make more sense to try to get an AMS training on the west coast at the elementary level?
I really thinking picking up and moving my family 3000 miles away is out of the question, and my children are too young for me to be away all summer (plus dh's job doesn't allow him to take an entire summer off). So I think AMI training on the east coast is not an option. What do you all think?