Montessori Elementary Teacher Training & Certification Program (I and I-II)

Unlock the Full Potential of Every Child!

Next Teacher Certification Course Starts September 12
Become a Certified Early Childhood Teacher in just 14 months!

Fall Program Starts – September 12, 2017
Winter Program Starts – January, 2018
Spring Program Starts – April 2018

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Streamlined Certified Teacher Training

Finish in 14 months or 26 months
Authentic Montessori teacher training
Set your own schedule
MACTE Accredited

3 required course components

8 months online study
Short in-person summer Residency
9 months Internship at a Montessori school

Montessori elementary teacher training program - middle school teacher training - with Mary Ellen MaunzDr. 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!

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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 eleven months. You can conveniently work on the middle school teaching program from your home and integrate it into your daily life.Mary Ellen Maunz, Montessori elementary program

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 TendenciesMontessori middle school teacher training and the Stages of Development
  • The Imagination and the Growth of Intelligence
  • The Cosmic Plan – Overview
  • The Cosmic Plan – Culture
  • The Prepared Environment
  • Geometry
  • Math
  • The Cosmic Plan – Biology
  • The Cosmic Plan – Geography
  • The Cosmic Plan – History
  • Language
  • Classroom Management and Education for Peace
  • Introduction to Internship

PART 2: In-person Residency

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Learn hands-on how to give the Montessori elementary curriculum lessons during your summer Residency:

  • Elementary I: 4 Weeks – June 5-30 – Bozeman, Montana
  • Elementary II: 3 Weeks – June 12-30 – Bozeman, Montana

Residencies are held at the beautiful campus of Middle Creek Montessori School in Bozeman Montana.. This is an exceptionally beautiful and well-equipped school. Work with master teacher trainers Mary Ellen Maunz and Irma Rodriguez to get your high quality hands-on training.

PART 3 – Student Teaching

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 SKYPE from each student’s internship classroom. Once you pass the practical exam, you are eligible for your MACTE-accredited Montessori Elementary Certification.

Co-Developers of the Elementary Program:

Mary Ellen Maunz & Irma Rodriguez, co-developers of Age of Montessori's Elementary Teacher Training ProgramAge 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 Irma Rodriquez in Elementary Montessori ClassroomVictoria, 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 for as little as $1300 down and interest-free monthly payments

Montessori Elementary Teacher Training Enrollment Dates

Elementary I & II Programs Start: Fall Program: September 12, 2017
Spring Program: April 2018


Elementary I and II Application – PDF (click to download)

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Age of Montessori is MACTE accredited for its Elementary I-II program

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 admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and other school-administered programs.