So, how do you apply to the Institute for training? Here is the step by step process!
First, complete and submit the Montessori Teacher Program application. There will be a $100 application fee assessed at the end, where all major credit and debit cards are accepted. On this application, you will be asked to collect the following information:
- College transcripts (or high school diploma). Official, paper copies are required.
- Three letters of professional recommendation (one from a supervisor), or the contact info of individuals who will provide one.
- Short answer essays answering why you chose the Montessori Teacher Education Institute of Atlanta.
Frequently Asked QuestionsClick the box below for more information!
The entrance requirements for enrollment in the Early Childhood and Infant & Toddler Montessori Programs are a minimum of a four year Bachelor’s degree and availability to fulfill a 540 hour practicum concurrent with the academic phase. For certain candidates, the Institute will consider adult learners with an Associate's degree or High School Diploma that show strong potential.
What happens if you have do not have a Bachelor's degree?
The good news is that you can still attend training and become a teacher. However, your certificate will be different! It will have an different title- you will receive a Montessori Associate Early Childhood Credential or Montessori Associate Infant/Toddler Credential.
We require that all applicants who do not have a Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent from an U.S. college or university and who plan on attending any Institute programs submit a signed statement verifying an understanding that certain locations or schools may not accept an Associate credential as the qualification for full teaching responsibility. We suggest that these individuals complete their Bachelor’s degrees within seven years of receiving the credential in order to receive a full Early Childhood or Infant/Toddler Credential.
When the Institute's Application Process has been completed, your documents will be reviewed by the Enrollment Committee. During this process, you will be invited to an interview with a member of the Institute Staff to get to know you as a candidate in the program.
Applicants will be accepted according to a rubric developed by the Enrollment Committee. If acceptance is offered, you will be notified of acceptance by email and receive a packet of information in the mail. At this time, we ask that you return these documents before a stated deadline to ensure your enrollment in the program.
Can I take the course remotely?
- The institute does not offer the course through distance learning.
What types of learning activities occur during the course?
- There are a variety of learning opportunities including hands on presentations, observations, group projects, journaling, classroom discussions, research, and practicum hours to name a few.
Are manuals provided?
- Yes, the institute provides an electronic version of the presentation manuals. These are customized by each adult learner in the course.
Do I need a laptop?
- Yes, you need access to a computer to complete assignments.
Do you offer payment plans?
- Yes, you may inquire about it at the Institute.
Will you help me find a practicum site?
- Yes, we do provide assistance with this at the Institute.