Unlock the Full Potential of Every Child!
Next Program Starts: September 25, 2018
Prerequisite for Elementary Certification:
- Bachelor’s degree and
- MACTE-accredited Early Childhood Certificate, or an Age of Montessori Pre-requisite Course
Streamlined Certified Teacher Training
Finish in 14 months or 26 months
Authentic Montessori teacher training
Set your own schedule
Three Required Course Components
- 8 months online study
- 4 week in-person summer Residency
- 9 months Internship at a Montessori school
Founder and Program Director Overview
Dr. Montessori believed that every child has a special purpose to fulfill in life. Montessori elementary teacher training gives you the ability to unlock the full potential in every child because it is based on this foundation of understanding.
Get the highest quality Montessori elementary teacher training! Age of Montessori gives you the full depth and breadth of the true legacy of Maria Montessori.
Interested in a Montessori middle school teacher training program? This teacher training program is for you!
What makes Age of Montessori’s Teacher Education program stand apart from so many others?
“From my perspective, it is difficult to describe in just a few words the high level of professionalism, individualized attention, depth of content and study that I received from my courses at Age of Montessori. I have attended graduate school and been involved in many high level training programs over the course of my career as an educator but they simply do not compare to the quality of instruction and guidance I received through Age of Montessori.
“However, the most valuable part of my experience with Age of Montessori goes beyond textbooks and notebooks. It is indirect, similar to what can be called a ‘silent curriculum.’ The examples of Montessori excellence set by the outstanding instructors cannot go unrecognized. I learned as much from observing my instructors as I did from studying content. From learning how to carry myself as a Montessori teacher, to how to be gracious and courteous in all situations, to exuding a love and joy for Montessori that is simply contagious.
“You will receive Montessori Teacher training that is more valuable than every cent spent on your tuition. You will receive a Montessori teacher education that is priceless. This is what sets Age of Montessori apart from the rest.”
With Deepest Respect,
Nikki Hatcher, Head of School, Montessori School of Donaldson
Elementary Teacher Training Course Components:
PART 1 – Montessori Online Distance Learning (8 months)
Your course of study begins with a deep and thorough study of child development, Montessori philosophy and psychology, overview of the elementary curriculum, as well as the spiritual preparation and transformation of the teacher. This rich content is taught through a robust, interactive online environment over a period of eight months. You can conveniently work on the middle school teaching program from your home and integrate it into your daily life.
This rich online component includes videos, online text, hard-copy text assignments, narrated PowerPoint shows, a series of essays to be uploaded, regular forums for dialogue between students and between students and faculty plus access to unique archived video footage of Elisabeth Caspari.
Montessori Elementary Teacher Training Course Content
Eight months of online study of the philosophy and psychology that is the heart of the Montessori Method. Topics you will study include:
- Getting to Know Your Prepared Online Environment
- The Heart of the Elementary Curriculum
- Preparation of the Montessori Elementary Teacher
- Human Tendencies and the Stages of Development
- The Imagination and the Growth of Intelligence
- The Cosmic Plan – Overview
- The Cosmic Plan – Culture
- The Prepared Environment
- The Cosmic Plan – Biology
- The Cosmic Plan – Geography
- The Cosmic Plan – History
- Classroom Management and Education for Peace
- Introduction to Internship
PART 2: In-person Residency
Learn hands-on how to give the Montessori elementary curriculum lessons during your 2019 Summer Residency:
Residencies are held in beautiful Bozeman, Montana and Nashville, Tennessee. Work with master teacher trainers Mary Ellen Maunz, M.Ed. and Janet Nordemann, M.Ed. to get your high quality hands-on training.
“I enjoyed having so many hours of hands on practice with the materials. It was also extremely helpful to have manuals describing all the materials and how to present them. I used the manual extensively throughout the residency while practicing. Being able to see the lessons presented to us also greatly expanded my learning.” – 2017 student“Having the library online with videos of the lesson presentations is very helpful, because I can see the way the lesson is presented. I am a visual/kinesthetic learner, so actually being able to see the lessons before working with the materials is very helpful for me.” – 2017 student
9-month student teaching 5 days a week for a half-day in a Montessori elementary classroom in your local area.
Final practical exams are held via ZOOM from each student’s internship classroom. Once you pass the practical exam, you are eligible for your MACTE-accredited Montessori Elementary Certification.
Elementary Montessori teacher training students share…
Co-Developers of the Elementary Program:
Age of Montessori was founded by Mary Ellen Maunz in 2011, after decades of Montessori classroom teaching, training teachers, and administering a large school. Certified in Early Childhood Elementary I and II, Mary Ellen was mentored for more than 20 years by Dr. Elisabeth Caspari, personal friend and student of Maria Montessori, as a trainer of teachers. The legacy lives on!
Elementary co-developer Irma Rodriguez, lives and works in Victoria, British Columbia. She and Mary Ellen were trained at the International Center for Montessori Studies in Bergamo, Italy in 1974-1975. As lifelong Montessorians who are passionate about Montessori’s Cosmic Plan curriculum, they collaborated to make the highest quality Montessori elementary training available in a powerful, blended course to students throughout the world.
Age of Montessori holds accredited status for its Elementary I-II teacher education certification course level from the Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education (MACTE) through the year 2023.
Age of Montessori’s Elementary I and II Program includes Online Interactive Theory & Hands-On Practice. And we welcome students who seek the entire Elementary I & II credential.
Register Now! We offer interest-free monthly payments
Montessori Elementary Teacher Training Enrollment Dates
September 25, 2018
January 8, 2019
March 5, 2019
May 24, 2019
September 24, 2019
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Age of Montessori holds accredited status for its Elementary I-II teacher education certification course level from the Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education (MACTE) through the year 2023. www.macte.org