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Five Reasons why being a Montessori Teacher is an Excellent Career Choice

Choosing a career path is undoubtedly one of the most important decisions we make in our lives. Priorities can vary greatly from one individual to the next. Some consider personal fulfillment to be the most vital issue when choosing a career. Job demand and/or advancement opportunities are also significant factors. Then of course, there is the undeniable importance of salary.

If you have found your way here to Age of Montessori’s website, chances are you may be considering a career as a certified Montessori teacher. Say no more!  Here are five reasons why being a Montessori early education teacher is an excellent career choice.

Being a Montessori teacher can be highly fulfilling and rewarding
Being a Montessori teacher can be highly fulfilling and rewarding

1.)    Being a Montessori teacher can be highly fulfilling and rewarding. Montessori teachers are usually creative, compassionate, patient people who are dedicated to improving the lives of the children they work with and, thereby contribute richly to their communities. The calm, peaceful nature of the prepared Montessori classroom creates a feeling of wellbeing you won’t often find in traditional preschool environments. Also, Montessori training involves a certain level of inner work and reflection. Therefore, “Montessorians” tend to be people who achieve uncommon levels of personal growth.


“The training of the teacher who is to help life is something far more than the learning of ideas. It includes the training of character; it is a preparation of the spirit.” ~ Maria Montessori


2.)    You won’t have a hard time finding employment. According to the North American Montessori Teachers Association, the demand for trained Montessori teachers far outweighs the supply. There are thousands of private and public Montessori schools in the United States alone, and every year positions go unfilled for lack of qualified people to fill them. Some schools will even sponsor your training in order to recruit quality candidates. And, just in case you’re still not convinced, the Bureau of Labor Statistics forecasts an 11 percent job growth for preschool teachers by 2022.


3.)    You will earn more as a certified Montessori teacher. According to U.S. News & World Report, the annual salary for a preschool teacher in the United States starts at $18,000 and tops out at about $49,000. By comparison, a certified Montessori preschool teacher with no experience can expect a starting salary of $21,000-$24,000 and a peak salary of up to $60,000 (NAMTA.)


The Sky's the Limit!
The Sky’s the Limit!

4.)    You will have ample opportunity for career advancement. To quote NAMTA, “Opportunities for advancement include promotion to head teacher (a classroom teacher who functions as curriculum director), educational consulting, and teacher training. A person choosing a career as a Montessori administrator, principal, or headmaster would expect to earn from $45,000 in a school of under 200 children to as high as $80,000-$100,000 in a larger school.” You could also consider opening your own Montessori school in your neighborhood or community.


5.)    You can earn your Montessori Early Education Teacher Certification regardless of where you live.* Nowadays, authentic Montessori teacher education certification courses are offered on-line.  Age of Montessori offers one of the few distance-education* certification courses accredited by the Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education.  (*Note: While the majority of Age of Montessori’s course can be completed on-line, full certification requires a 15 day in-person intensive.  All MACTE accredited programs require some residential hours.)

If you would like to learn more about Age of Montessori’s teacher training course, please contact us.  We are always happy to answer your questions!

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  1. Hi! I am interested in becoming a Montessori elementary school teacher. The training institute where I’m thinking of getting certified requires a practicumo of one school year. Do you offer a shorter alternative? I am a certified “regular” elem. teacher with many years of experience.
    Thanks so much and all my best,

    1. Hi Ute,
      Thanks for expressing your interest in our program. Robert from our office will contact you directly to discuss your questions.
      All the best!

  2. I want to join an online course kindly send me details I live in pakistan and been working with kids of age 2-7 years for 10 years

  3. hi there,
    i am interested to join online course as well. can i have the details please ? it will be much appreciated
    best wishes

    1. Hi Gabriela,

      Thanks for your interest. You are welcome to contact Robert in our office directly if you like — his phone number is 406-284-2160. I will also give him your information.
      In the meantime here are a couple of website links:

      * Montessori Early Child Teacher Certification Program: http://dev.ageofmontessori.org/montessori-teacher-certification-2/
      * Montessori Elementary Teacher Certification Program: http://dev.ageofmontessori.org/montessori-elementary-teacher-training/
      * Professional Development Courses: http://dev.ageofmontessori.org/pro-courses/

    1. Hi,

      Thanks for your interest in our programs. If you want to become a MACTE-certified Montessori Teacher for children in the Early Childhood Program here is a link: http://dev.ageofmontessori.org/montessori-teacher-certification-2/

      If you are interested in a short informative course, we do offer several options here: http://dev.ageofmontessori.org/training/

      You are welcome to contact us at any time, call Robert at 406-284-2160 or email: [email protected] and he will be happy to answer any questions and he has a wealth of information.

  4. Hi I’m

    Elizabeth Solomon

    I’m interested to study the montessori course
    but im now studying hotel management
    later i need to complete my degree
    after 2 years can i study this course
    is the certificate valuable

    1. Hi Elizabeth,
      Thank you for sharing your interest in our programs. These are good questions. Feel free to contact our Customer Service office to discuss your situation. You can reach Patrick at 406-284-2160 or email: [email protected] — Deborah

  5. Hi there
    I have just completed my class 12 this year.
    Am I eligible to do this course online besides I will take admission in a college for bsc course.
    Can I do these both courses together .

  6. Hiiiii…..i am jessy
    I have completed my post graduation in International Montessori Teacher’s Training and i am presently working as vice principal at montessori school since last three years now but was wondering how likely is it for me to find a job there? Would i get an opportunity to work there as I always wanted to. ..

    1. Hi Lu,

      This is a good question that really depends on the school where you teach. It may be a good idea to ask Montessori schools in your area.

      Do any of our readers want to add their experience?


    1. Hi Christina,

      Thanks for sharing your interest in taking our Montessori course. We do offer an International Affiliate program for both Early Childhood and Elementary ages. Here is a link with more information: http://dev.ageofmontessori.org/age-of-montessori-affiliate-program/

      Also near the bottom of this page is a short FAQ video on the Affiliate Program — http://dev.ageofmontessori.org/faqs/

      And we also offer short courses to provide professional insight and development resources on various aspects of teaching children the Montessori way. You can a find a listing here: http://dev.ageofmontessori.org/refresher-courses/

      Let us know if you need any more information. You can reach us by email — [email protected]

  7. Am Magdalene from Kenya and am interested in training as a Montessori Early childhood education how do I go and get the college in Kenya kindly assist me.

    1. Hi Magdalene,

      Thanks for your interest in our Montessori Teacher Certification programs. For people who live outside the USA we do offer an International Affiliate Program. Here is a link for more information: http://dev.ageofmontessori.org/age-of-montessori-affiliate-program/

      And here are some video answers to FAQ’s, mid-way down the page is a video about the International Affiliate program.

      Please don’t hesitate to email: [email protected] if you have any further questions.

  8. Hi.. I am a certified Montessori teacher otherwise called as Montessori director. I have completed Montessori in diploma. I was working around 7 months in big school as a Montessori teacher in India then due to my second delivery I had quit my job. Now I would like to study furthermore in Montessori line. What course should I take to learn more about Montessori and to join in good position in career.please advice on this. Thank you.

    1. Hi Revathy,

      We offer professional development to provide ongoing refreshers for teachers. You can find the offering here:


      And our amazing faculty share ongoing insights and practical classroom tips for teachers through our monthly webinars. A great value is the webinar library subscription which provides access to all replays as well as the 2020 webinars.


  9. Im a qualified primary school teacher have been working with kids between 4-9 years of age for 2years and l need to join your online Montessori course so help me with more details.

    1. Hi Nothando, thank you for sharing your interest. If you are located outside of the US we have an international program with information here: http://ageofmontessori.org/age-of-montessori-affiliate-program/

      And if you are in the US we offer an accredited program for Early Childhood – http://ageofmontessori.org/montessori-teacher-certification-2/

      and Elementary – http://ageofmontessori.org/montessori-elementary-teacher-training/

      Thank you,

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