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Montessori Elementary I & Elementary II Certification Program

Enhance your career with full certification in the Elementary Montessori Classroom. MACTE-Accredited diplomas are recognized in schools world-wide. Your MACTE-Accredited diploma will open doors!

Elementary II for current AoM Students or AoM EL I Grads

Are you a current Age of Montessori Elementary I student, or graduate? Click the button below to apply for our Elementary II certification program.

Elementary II for all other MACTE-accredited EL I Grads

Did you graduate from another MACTE-accredited Elementary I program? Use the button below to apply for our Elementary II certification program.

Course Description

The Elementary Certification Program is the perfect option if you are looking to enhance your credentials with certification. An in-depth, online course prepares you with a full understanding of knowledge of Montessori philosophy, elementary curriculum and child development.

During the residency you will perfect your skills in lesson presentation and classroom management and finally bring it all together as a student teacher in the Montessori school of your choice! 

Our step-by-step process outlined below details how your Elementary certification journey begins and the requirements necessary to be part of the Age of Montessori family of dedicated Montessori professionals.



  • MACTE-Accredited
  • Certification in 18 Months
  • Personal mentoring throughout program
  • Pre-requisites: Bachelor's Degree
  • Simple, Interest-Free Payment Plans Available

“... just so much, just so much - you know it's just so much. It's really good, I think this is really huge, there are so many of us because of logistics or finances wouldn't have been able to do this. It's SO important that we have this opportunity for our communities , there's a place for our children to go beyond kindergarten. We just need to grow Montessori, our world desperately needs it.”

– Alicia / Watch the video ⟩

“… I live far away in Hawaii. But after completing both the Lower and the Upper Elementary online residencies over the past two months I now feel I am part of the Age of Montessori family or hana. And that is exactly what the Age of Montessori online program and residency is - a very close family experience... ”

– Tevia / Watch the video ⟩

“I would like to say that my peers in the program have been incredible. Sometimes when you do a program like this it can feel like everyone is not equally invested in the work. It has not been the case in this program. I feel like I've made a whole new crew of friends and colleagues and that has been really rewarding.”

– Amy – Elementary I / Watch the video ⟩

Upcoming Course Dates

How It Works

Step 1

Pre-requisite: Bachelor’s Degree

Step 2

Online course: Study at your convenience. Enjoy rich material, supportive faculty and interacting with student from around the world completing their coursework with you.

Step 3

In-person residency: During the 2 1/2 week residency your classroom skills will be perfected, learn new songs, meet other Montessori teachers and enjoy practicing Montessori in beautiful Bozeman, MT. 


Student Teaching: Spend a full year in a Montessori Elementary classroom. Gain experience in a fully equipped Montessori classroom with the support and guidance of Age of Montessori faculty. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Do I have to check in at specific times?

A: No. While led by a teacher trainer, all forums and assignments will be completed on your own schedule.

Q: Is this course MACTE-accredited?

A: Yes. Age of Montessori holds MACTE-accreditation for the Early Childhood program through the year 2026.

Q: As a head of school I have multiple students to enroll. Are there any discounts or customized dates we can take advantage of?

A: Yes. Our friendly customer service team will be happy to walk you through all the options. Please send an email to: [email protected]

Q: Will Montessori schools recognize this diploma?

A: Yes. MACTE is the international standard setting and accrediting body for Montessori teacher education. MACTE was granted initial recognition by the U.S. Department of Education in 1995. 

Q: What are your payment plan options?

A: Please send an email to [email protected] and they will guide you through the details and application process.

“The child is truly a miraculous being, and this should be felt deeply by the educator.”   

– Dr Maria Montessori