The adult who works with children in a Montessori environment is so much more than in teacher in the conventional sense.
Maria Montessori spoke of the "Spiritual Development" of the adult who wishes to work with children. By this she meant that a special preparation is necessary in addition to learning the skills of presenting material and explaining concepts.
In this section you will find information on Becoming a Montessori Teacher as well as contact details for Montessori Training Programs around the world.
For more information go to The Institute for Educational Studies (TIES) at Endicott College
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The Montessori Foundation does not accredit nor endorse individual Montessori teacher education programs. Anyone who is interested in Montessori teacher education should contact individual programs or any organization by which they are accredited. You might want to read the essay Becoming a Montessori Teacher. Please go to the International Montessori Council's site for details of IMC Accredited Training Programs.
We have attempted to make this list as inclusive as possible for the convenience of the users of this site.
Inclusion of any program in this list is not implied as an endorsement by the Montessori Foundation nor by the International Montessori Council in any way whatsoever. Similarly membership of any organization is not a guarantee of quality nor does membership of any association imply quality of an individual training program.
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With the steady growth in the number and enrollment of Montessori schools around the world, certified Montessori teachers are in great demand.
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The following Montessori teacher education programs are independent businesses.
Contact details are listed here on request of the institutions concerned. Their inclusion in this list does not imply that they are accredited or endorsed by the Montessori Foundation and/or the International Montessori Council in any way whatsoever.
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Anyone who is interested in Montessori teacher education should contact individual programs or any external organization by which they are accredited.
We suggest you read the essay Becoming A Montessori Teacher before choosing a training program.
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