The Montessori Teacher Education Institute was founded in 2013 to provide Montessori teacher training in both Infant & Toddler and Early Childhood Montessori programs. We hold the highest level of accreditation for the institute, which includes the Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education (MACTE) and American Montessori Society (AMS). The mission of the institute is to be a respected and valued regional resource for Montessori schools and educators. Our courses are scheduled on nights and weekends, offering a convenient way for adult learners to obtain certification while working during the regular school week.
The courses are structured to be lively and relevant. We know that the adult learners thrive when there are ample opportunities for interactive discussions, hands-on activities, team projects, as well as observations in the classroom. We believe our adult learners will find this method of learning to be highly effective and applicable to their work with children in the classroom within just a short period of time.
The Infant and Toddler Program (ages birth through 3 years of age) offers professional training for individuals who aspire to or already work with young children between birth and three years of age. This Montessori course focuses on what quality care means for infants, how to nurture their development, and how to set up the environment for success. The course is taught in the evenings and occasionally on weekends. In total you will spend 210 total hours in the academic portion and 540 hours in a practicum (or student teaching) setting.
The Early Childhood Program (ages 2 1/2 to 6) offers professional training for individuals who aspire to or already work with children ages 2 ½ years to 6 years of age. This course is taught in a series of evening and weekends, and in total you will spend 301 hours at the Institute in the academic portion and 540 hours in a practicum (or student teaching) setting.
This 24-hour course is a prerequisite for the Infant & Toddler program. It provides a foundation on Montessori's philosophy, how to support the Montessori child ages 2.5 years through 6, and each subject in the early childhood environment, including Sensorial, Practical Life, Language, and Mathematics.
The Elementary I (6-9 years) Course offers professional training for individuals who aspire to or already work with children ages 6 years to 9 years of age. This course is taught in a series of summer sessions and weekends, and in total you will spend 338 hours at the Institute in the academic portion and 1080 hours in a practicum (or student teaching) setting.
Student Fees and Articulation AgreementsClick the box below for more information!
Non Refundable Application Fee: $100
Program Tuition*: $6,500
MACTE and AMS Fees: $401
*vary from year to year
After achieving an American Montessori Society credential, the following colleges or universities will give some credit toward a Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree for your AMS credential:
These institutions offer free transfer credits for AMS credentials to students seeking admission to their Bachelor’s degree programs:
- Endicott College
- University Without Walls, University of Massachusetts, Hadley, MA (online)
These institutions offer free transfer credits for AMS credentials to students seeking admission to their Master’s degree programs:
- Chaminade University of Honolulu, Honolulu, HI (online)
- Concordia College, New York, NY
- Endicott College, The Institute for Educational Studies, Beverly, MA (on line)
- St. Catherine University, St. Paul, (Minneapolis, MN (online)
- Xavier University, Cincinnati, OH (on-line)