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Becoming a Montessori Teacher

With the steady growth in the number and enrollment of Montessori schools around the world, certified Montessori teachers are in great demand.

Montessori is not simply a method of teaching children to read; it is a philosophy of life!

Montessori teachers come from a wide range of backgrounds.

In many parts of the United States, a four-year college degree is a requirement to teach at an independent/nonpublic or public school at all age levels; however, except for areas where even independent/nonpublic school teachers are required to hold a state teaching credential, it is not necessary for prospective teachers to have first graduated with a degree in education. Many Montessori teachers studied another field first.

Many parts of the United States allow teachers of preschool children to teach without the requirement of a college degree.

Because these requirements vary from one place to another, prospective teachers need to check with either local schools or the State Department of Education to determine what the requirements are where they would like to teach.

The same rule applies elsewhere around the world. It is essential to confirm national and state/provincial regulations.

Many Montessori teachers began first as parents with children enrolled in a Montessori school. Often the very factors that drew enthusiastic parents to a Montessori school in the first place offer the possibility of a professional life beyond their roles as parents. It is common for enthusiastic parents to approach their children's school, or are themselves approached, about the possibility of taking a course in Montessori teacher education.

Montessori teacher education programs are available from hundreds of colleges and independent institutes across America and Canada. Courses are available in many other countries as well. Usually, Montessori teacher education programs involve a year or more of study.

In the United States, many courses are organized into summer institutes, which can involve one, two or more summers of intensive study, followed by a supervised year-long practicum/student teaching experience.

Other courses run during the school year.

Each model has its loyal advocates, and selection of one over the other is a matter of personality and preference.

Montessori teacher education programs are typically offered at the infant-toddler (birth to age 2), early childhood (ages 3-6), lower elementary (ages 6-9), upper elementary (ages 9-12), and secondary levels (ages 12-15 and ages 15-18).

Most courses in the United States require a college degree; although, students who have yet to complete their undergraduate diploma may be able to take a Montessori teacher education course and receive a provisional Montessori teaching certificate. Tuition will vary from one program to another.

Unfortunately the quality of Montessori teacher education programs can vary. One basic consideration is the credibility of the diploma received upon completion. Since 1995, the United States Department of Education has recognized the Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education (MACTE) which is generally recognized as the essential sign of a program's credibility. Since then, MACTE accreditation has become widely recognized around the world.

Several Montessori organizations affiliate Montessori teacher education programs in the United States, and many more in other countries. Most, but not all, of their programs are also accredited by the MACTE commission. They include the International Montessori Council (IMC), the American Montessori Society (AMS), the Association Montessori Internationale (AMI), Montessori Educational Programs International (MEPI), and the Pan American Montessori Society (PAMS). A number of smaller Montessori associations and a number of independent programs also offer accredited Montessori teacher education programs.

Distance Learning: Several organizations around the world offer blended residential and distance learning programs or correspondence courses, which allow students to complete some of their Montessori teacher education studies online.

Keep in mind, that teachers in the United States normally graduate from colleges or teacher education institutes that offer a traditional face-to-face academic program. If you are considering a distance-learning program, you should understand that a number of states do not accept these credentials. Individual schools may also be unwilling to consider graduates of a distance-learning program. It is always a good idea to check with several schools where you would like to teach to determine if the Montessori teacher education program that you are considering will meet their standards.

The IMC affiliated Center for Guided Montessori Studies (www.guidedstudies.com) is fully accredited by MACTE, and blends residential and distance learning into very high quality Montessori teacher education.


Salaries for teachers in independent/private Montessori schools are generally acceptable, but are normally below those offered by local public schools. Many Montessori teachers feel that these lower salaries and benefits are more than offset by greater job satisfaction and freedom from the paperwork and bureaucracy found in many public-school systems. Salaries in are often calculated on a scale based on degrees, experience and duties. Montessori teachers are generally in short supply, and in many situations Montessori certified teachers will find several schools competing for their services.

For a list of the accredited teacher education programs in the US, Canada, and many other countries as well, go to either the individual organization websites, or go to the MACTE website at www.macte.org.

If you are searching for a Montessori teacher education program, you might also wish to contact the Montessori schools in your area. Through them, you will obtain information as to what is available in your region and what form of certification they require? especially if you are hopeful of obtaining employment with them in the future. There are many good teacher education programs available in the United States and abroad. In the years to come, there will undoubtedly be even more, as the demand for Montessori teachers increases.

Montessori Teacher Education Programs in the United States

The following Montessori teacher education programs are accredited by MACTE, but each is independent.

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.

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.

To go to MACTE website click the link below:

http://www.macte.org

Their website has a drop down search for accredited programs on the home page.


Programs directly affiliated with the Montessori Foundation and/or the International Montessori Counci are under the umbrella of the Center for Guided Montessori Studies:  www.guidedstudies.com

Montessori Teacher Education Programs Outside The United States

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.




Africa


Asia


Oceania


Europe


Middle East


North America


Carribean


South America




Africa




Kenya


Mr. & Mrs. S. Key. International Montessori School
P.O.Box 10364 Nairobi 00400 Kenya
Tel: +254 20 3876110/3876112 Fax: + 254 20 3876183 (Mon/Wed/Fri only)
e-mail: ims@montessori.co.ke


Nigeria


Mr Henry Ohiokhuaoboh. Igbinedion Education Centre
218 / 220 Murtala Mohammed Way P.O.Box 524 Benin City, Edo State Nigeria, West Africa
Tel/Fax: +234 52 258767
e-mail: igbinedion@nigerianet.com


South Africa


The Montessori Campus 38 Harley Street, corner Surrey, Ferndale, Gauteng. Full- and part-time training. Contact Kym van Straaten 011 326 3341. info@mont.co.za Website www.mont.co.za


Early Learning Foundation (ELF) Montessori training Organisation:+27 (0) 21 685 8119 / +27 (0) 72 335 8530 Email: elf.montessori@gmail.com Website: http://www.elfmontessori.co.za/ Address: 69 Main Road, Mowbray, 7700 South Africa


WonderKids Montessori Training Institute Training of ECD educators at Level 4 and Level 5 (National Diploma in ECD). Training centres in Durban, Pietermaritzburg, and Johannesburg. Email: info@wonderkids.co.za Website: www.wonderkids.co.za Phone:+27 (0) 31 207 3871 Mobile: +27 (0) 82 806 9121 Fax: Local +27 (0) 866 71 83 76 Intl Fax: +27 (0) 31 207 4842


Follow the Child Mobile: +27 (0)82 900 3192 Fax: +27 (0)86 648 0676 Email: susanne@montessorisa.co.za / susannev@mweb.co.za Website: www.montessorisa.co.za


Montessori Academy Heidi van Staden, Tel: 012 996 0855 Fax: 012 996 0808 E-mail: academy@netactive.co.za Plot 84 Zwavelpoort PO Box 33782. Glenstantia 0010


The College of Modern Montessori (Independent), PO Box 119, Linbro Park, 2065, South Africa, Voice: 27 11 608-1584, Fax: 27 11 608-1586, Email: modmont@global.co.za, Directors: Alan Darby and Pat Darby


Zimbabwe


Les Crawford, Paint Pots Montessori, 11 Wheldrake Rd., Hillside South, Bulawayo. Zimbabwe
Tel: + 2639 242762 Fax: + 2639 889609 e-mail: lesford@mweb.co.zw





ASIA





Indonesia


Carol Engmann/ Yayasan Kreativita Montessori Jakarta. Jalan Durian No. 10, Jagakarsa Jakarta Selatan 12620, Indonesia Tel:+62 21 7062 4049/50 or +62 (0) 727 2162/2228 Fax: +62 21 727 2202 e-mail: engmann@cbn.net.id


Sony Vasandani / Sunshine Teacher Training Cente. Jl. Cempaka Putih Raya No: 21; Jakarta Pusat 10510.Tel: +62-21-4223733 Fax: +62-21-4223756 Email: sunshine.sttc@gmail.com





India


Centre for Educational Research & Developmental Studies, (CERDS) 206, Anand Chambers, 25/34,, , East Patel Nagar, New Delhi 110008 India; Phone: 91-9958447062 ;
Email: vinny@cerds.com, ; Contact: Julie James; Affiliated with International Montessori
Council.


Modern Montessori International (India) Pvt Ltd, Near 13-P, Sector 40, Gurgaon 122001 (Haryana), India
Tel : 91-124-258 0892 / 258 0893, E-mail: mmi@mmiindia.com, Website : http://www.mmiindia.com


The Montessori Training and Research Centre (Association Montessori Internationale), 3-6-361, Lady Hydari Club adj. Gandhi Medical Coll., Basheerbagh, Hyderabad, 500029, India, Phone: + 91(40) 322-8058, Fax: + 91(40) 322-9192, Email: lakshmikrishnakumar@yahoo.com, Type of training: Casa dei Bambini, Diploma Granted: Casa dei Bambini (AMI Primary).

R.T.I. Montessori Training Course, (Association Montessori Internationale), 30 N.S. Patkar Marg, Mumbai, Bombay, 400007, India, Phone: +91 (22) 367-9161/9162, Type of training: Casa dei Bambini, Diploma Granted: Casa dei Bambini (AMI Primary), Lecture Language: English, Comments: Full-time course from July to April.

KG Teacher Training School (Independent), Plot13, road.10, sector.12, New Panvel, New Bombay, Maharashtra 410206, India, Voice: 91 22 746-7631, Director: M. C. Abraham


Japan


Montessori Institute of Tokyo, (Association Montessori Internationale), c/o Sei Maria no Sono Yochien 20-1 8-chome, Maikodai Tarumi-ku, Kobe * Japan, Phone: + 81 (729) 814-875, Fax: + 81 (729) 860-168, Email: shujim@lime.ocn.ne.jp, Type of training: Assistant to Infancy, Diploma Granted: Assistant to Infancy, Lecture Language: English, translated into Japanese


Montessori Institute of Tokyo, (Association Montessori Internationale), 2-20-2 Unomori, Tokyo, Sagamihara-shi, 228-0801, Japan, Phone: +81 (42) 746-7933, Fax: +81 (42) 741-9495, Type of training: Casa dei Bambini, Lecture Language: Japanese


Montessori Institute of Tokyo, (Association Montessori Internationale), c/o 1566-468 Naramachi, Aoba-ku, Yokohama-shi, , Kanagawa-ken *, Japan, Phone: +81 (42) 746-7933, Fax: +81 (42) 741-9495, Type of training: Assistant to Infancy, Lecture Language: Japanese


Korea


Korea Montessori Institute (Association Montessori Internationale), 114 Unni-dong, Chongno-ku, 110-350 Seoul, Korea, Voice: 82 (2) 765-1846 /47, Fax: 82 (2) 745-1276, Training: Casa dei Bambini (3-6)

Korean Institute for Montessori (American Montessori Society), Sang-Do Building 621, Sang-Do, I L-Dong, Dong-Zak-Ku, Seoul, Korea, Training: Early Childhood, Director: Dr. Jae Woo Lee

Korean Montessori College (American Montessori Society), 150 Hongik-dong, Sungdong-Ku, Seoul, Korea, Training: Early Childhood, Director: Dr. Jung Mo Kim


Malaysia


Modern Montessori Training Centre (M) Sdn Bhd, Ground Floor, Unit E-02-00, Subang Square, SS15/4G 47500 Subang Jaya, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia Tel : 603-5631 5281 Fax : 603-5632 5281, E-mail :m_montes@tm.net.my , Website : http://www.modern-montessori.com


Institut Modern Montessori, No. 43B/45B Jalan SS 15/4, 47500 Subang Jaya, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia, Tel : 603-5637 5205 / 5637 5805 Fax : 603-5637 9845
E-mail : mmtc@streamyx.com


SEGi Collge Subang Jaya (Faculty of Education and Social Sciences) (formerly Summit International College) 8th Floor, Persiaran Kewajipan, USJ 1, 47600 Subang Jaya Selangor Malaysia Carolyn Choo, Director. Tel: +60 3 8600 1777
Fax: +60 3 8600 1999 e-mail: infosj@segi.edu.my website: www.segi.edu.my


Pakistan


Alvia?s Montessori Teacher?s Training (Independent) Suite no.302, Adeel Shopping Center, 3rd Floor, Karimabad, F.B Area, Karachi, Sindh 75950 Pakistan ? 6373541 ? hussainabbas_amtt@hotmail.com


American School of Montessori Teacher Training, 93 Aithison College, Mall Road, Lahore, Pakistan, 92-345-4127213
Ph: 92-42-8513328, mikemehkary@gmail.com


City Educators Montessori Teacher Training Center (Independent), 22 D, 24 Commercial Street, Phase II (ext), DHA, Karahi-46, Karachi, Pakistan 75500, Voice: 92 21 589-2701 or 92 21 547730, Fax: 92 21 588-1265, Email: ellahi@super.net.pk

Falconhouse Academy of Montessori Teacher's Training (Independent), E 82 Block 4, Gulshan-E-Iqbal , Karachi SIND 75300 PAKISTAN, Sultan M. Ahmed, falconhouse_pk@cyber.net.pk

Honey Montessori House & Teachers Training School 682-683/Block 2 Federal B area, Karachi, Pakistan ? Phone # : 9221- 6310667 ? Cell # : 0345- 2326893. 682-683 ? Zaheer Alam, administrator ? Email: honeymontessorikcy@yahoo.com


Institute Of Montessori Education (IME)


C-87 Clifton Block-2, Karachi 75500, Pakistan

Director: Mujeeb Ur Rehman Siddiqui mujeebsid2k@yahoo.com

London School of Montessori Teachers Training (Independent), 329 Haider Ali Rd, Delhi Mercantile Society, Karachi Sindh Pakistan, Mohammad Ahmed Shamim, london84@sat.net.pk


Montessori Teachers Training Centre (Association Montessori Internationale), 142/K/2 Block 2, P.E.C.H.S., Karachi 75400, Pakistan, Voice: 92 (21) 431 2211, Training: Casa dei Bambini (3-6)


Pakistan Montessori (Independent), 143/1 Khalabat Township, Haripur Hazara PAKISTAN, M. Tariq Ayub, mtayub67@yahoo.com


Paradise Montessori School & Teachers' Training Center (Independent), D-20 Block B, North Nazimabad, Karachi 74700 PAKISTAN, Azadar H. Zaidi, pgelus@yahoo.com pgelus@yahoo.com


Singapore


Modern Montessori International ( Singapore), 400 Orchard Road, Orchard Towers, #24-10 Singapore 238875, Tel : 6235 4600 Fax : 6235 3086 modern_monte@pacific.net.sg


Mrs Emily Khng, Montessori Centre International. (Singapore) 46 Lor 23 Geylang, Fansida Building (opp. Aljunied MRT station) Singapore 388375 Tel: +65 6841 1111 Fax: +65 6841 7771 e-mail: fansida@pacific.net.sg


Sri Lanka


Good Shepherd Maria Montessori Training Centre (Association Montessori Internationale), St. Bridget's Convent, Alexandra Place, Colombo 7, Sri Lanka, Voice: 94 (1) 697-896, Fax: 94 (1) 733-650, Training: Casa dei Bambini (3-6)


Ceylinco Modern Montessori International (Pvt) Limited, Ceylinco House, 69 Janadhipathi Mawatha, Colombo 1, Sri Lanka, Tel : 94-11-248 5706 Fax : 94-11-248 5769, E-mail : mmtci@singnet.com.sg


Woodlands Training Center for the Montessori Method of Education, 04, Lake Road, Maharagama, Sri Lanka, Voice: 94 1 850212, Fax: 94 1 840432


Colombo Montessori Teacher Training Centre,42 College Avenue, Mt. Lavinia.Sri Lanka.Tel 2737772


Thailand


Modern Montessori International (Thailand) Private Limited, 4, Soi 44, Sukhumvit Road, Phrakanong, Klongtoey, Bangkok 10110, Thailand Tel: 02-712-0958-9, Fax: 02-712-0960, Email: admissions@mmithailand.com, Website: http://www.mmithailand.com







OCEANIA




Australia


Australian Montessori Teacher Education Foundation (Association Montessori Internationale), PO Box 31 Moore St, West Lindfield, NSW 2070, PO Box 894, Australia, Voice: 612 9880 9882, Fax: 612 9880 9883, Email: amtef@ozemail.com.au, http://www.ami.edu/amtefTraining: Casa dei Bambini

Montessori World Educational Institute (Australia), Inc. (Independent), Unit 3/20 Comserv Loop, Ellenbrook, W.A. 6069, Australia, Voice: 61 8 6296 7900, Fax: 61 8 6296 7911 Email: mwei@bigpond.com.au www.mwei.org.au

Modern Montessori International (Australia) Pty Ltd, AtoZed House, 110 Bathurst St, Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia , Tel : 61-2-8251 4200 Fax : 61-2-8251 4299, E-mail : mmtci@singnet.com.sg


New Zealand


Aperfield Montessori Trust. Award: Diploma in Montessori Teaching. This course is NZQA approved. It can be completed by Distance in New Zealand or by Directed Distance in Christchurch, New Zealand. Website:www.aperfield-montessori.co.nz


Auckland University of Technology, School of Education Te Kura Matauranga, Contact: Audrey Williams, Administrator ? Ph: 917 9999 ext 7919 ? Email: education@aut.ac.nz ? Web: www.aut.ac.nz/faculties/arts/education


Modern Montessori International (New Zealand) Pty Ltd, Level 4, 17 Albert Street, Auckland 1001, New Zealand, Tel : 64-9-309 1084 Fax : 64-9-309 1096 , E-mail : mmtci@singnet.com.sg


Montessori World Educational Institute (MWEI) Website: www.mwei.org.au ? mweich@paradise.net.nz (New Zealand ? Contact: Beth Alcorn, Australasian Director, MWEI , 5 Glamis Place, Christchurch.


Montessori Centre International (MCI) Montessori Centre International is a joint venture between two long-established Montessori training schools, St Nicholas and London Montessori. MCI offers courses in 90 countries around the world. In New Zealand MCI distance learning is offered for teachers wishing to do Montessori 3-6 training. The course includes practical workshops and is supported by a local tutor. MCI diplomas are internationally recognised. ? Contact: Pauline Harter. Ph: (06) 377-5457 ? Email: paulineharter@paradise.net.nz




EUROPE




Denmark


The Danish Montessori Institute (Association Montessori Internationale), Skovvej 19, Gentofte 2820, Denmark, Voice: 45 (42) 886-746


England


Montessori Centre International, 18 Balderton Street, London W1K 6TG United Kingdom, Phone +44-20-7493 0165 , Fax +44-20-7629 7808, admissions@montessori.uk.com http://www.montessori.uk.com


Maria Montessori Institute (Association Montessori Internationale), 26 Lyndhurst Gardens, London NW3 5NW, England, Voice: 44 (171) 435-3646, Fax: 44 (171) 431-8096, Email: course@mariamontessori.org or info@mariamontessori.org, Training: Casa dei Bambini (3-6) http://www.mariamontessori.org

Modern Montessori International Limited, 142 Mitcham Lane, London SW16 6NS, UK, Tel : 0208 769 5555 Fax : 0208 769 1555 E-mail: modernmontessori.intl@btinternet.com Website : www.modernmontessori-intl.com


France


Montessori en France. Murielle LEFEBVRE. Trainings for the 3 levels : 0-3, 3-6 and 6-12yo in France, Europe and Québec. Website : www.montessori.fr
Tel 06 45 67 68 71. emai
l : contact@montessori.fr



Institut Suprieur Maria Montessori (Association Montessori Internationale), 10 rue de Saint-Petersbourg, 75008 Paris, France, Voice: 33 (1) 42 94 95 94, Fax: 33 (1) 42 94 89 11, Email: ISMM@montessori-france.asso.fr, Training: Casa dei Bambini (3-6)


Germany


Montessori Internationales Ausbildungszentrum (Association Montessori Internationale), Espenstrasse 1a, 80935 Munchen (Munich), Germany, Voice: 49 089 354 17 52, Fax: 49 089 354 17 52, Email: montessori_muenchen@yahoo.de, Training: Casa dei Bambini (3-6) and ElementaryIRELAND


Ireland


Springfield Primary School (Montessori Centre International), 425 Springfield Road, Belfast, BT12 7DN, Ireland, Voice: 1232 320 366

Montessori College A.M.I. (Association Montessori Internationale), Mount St. Mary's, Dundrum Road, Milltown, Dublin 14, Ireland, Voice: 353 (01) 269-2499, Fax: 353 (01) 269-1560, Email: info@montessoriami.ie, Director: Mary P. Hayes, Training: Casa dei Bambini (3-6) and Elementary I-II


Italy


Fondazione Centro Internazionale Studi Montessoriani (Association Montessori Internationale), 73, Via Pegnolo, Bergamo 24121, Italy, Voice: 39 (035) 234-894, Fax: 39 (035) 234-894, Training: Elementary

Centro Internazionale Maria Montessori (Association Montessori Internationale), Via Abruzzo 2, 06122 Perugia, Italy, Voice: 39 (075) 572-4807, Fax: 39 (075) 572-0038, Email: ceintmon@tin.it, Training: Casa dei Bambini

Centro Internazionale Montessori (Association Montessori Internationale), Via San Sotero 38, Rome 00165, Italy, Voice: 39 (06) 636-801, Fax: 39 (06) 636-801, Training: Assistant to Infancy

Opera Nazionale Montessori (Independent), Via di San Gallicano, 7, Rome 00153, Italy, Voice: 39 06 588 3320, Fax: 39 06 588 5434, Email: info@montessori.it, Website: http://www.montessori.it, Director: Dott. Pietro De Santis

Poland

Polish Montessori Institute

Training:
  • Infant toddler( 0-2,5) Warsaw
  • Casa dei Bambini (2,5-6)
  • Warsaw, Krakow, Gdansk, Wroclaw, Poznan, Katowice, Szczecin
  • Lower Elementary (6-9) Warsaw, Gdansk, Krakow
  • Upper Elementary (9-12) Warsaw
Website: www.montessori.info.pl
email: instytu.montessori@gmail.com
telephone: (48) 667879300 or (48) 781693705
skype: instytutmontessori



Sweden


Montessori Primary Course (Association Montessori Internationale), Uppsala University, Box 2136, Uppsala S-750 02, Sweden, Voice: 46 (18) 471 2599, Fax: 46 (18) 471 2400, Training: Casa dei Bambini






MIDDLE EAST




Bahrain


Dr. Julie Hadeed, Bahrain Montessori Centre, P.O.Box 30735, Manama, Bahrain
Tel:+973 1769 2110, Fax: +973 1769 2151 e-mail: hadeed@batelco.com.bh
website: bahrain-montessori-centre.com


Kuwait


Gulf Montessori Centre, Area 7, Street No. 1 House No. 168, Salwa, Kuwait. Hala Roumani & Nudar Al Mustapha, Directors. Tel: +965 5 650125 / 330083 Fax: +965 5 650106 e-mail: principal@gulfmontessori.com


Oman


Zuhoor Hameed Al Saleh, National Nursery Montessori, Way 2414, Villa 1045, Qurum Heights, P.O.Box 793
Postal Code 11. Ruwi, Sultanate of Oman. Tel: +968 24560096 Fax: +968 24566507 e-mail: info@montessorioman.com
website: www.montessorioman.com


UAE, Dubai


Hala Roumani & Rania Chami, Gulf Montessori Centre, Khaled Bin Al Waleed St, Al Abbar Building, Third Floor, Office Nbr 19
P.O.Box 27648, Dubai, UAE. Tel: +971 4 3352073 Fax:+971 4 3352077 e-mail: principal@gulfmontessori.com







NORTH AMERICA




Canada




Alberta


Western Montessori Teachers' College (Independent), Director of Studies, AB Carol Scarratt, General Delivery, Bragg Creek, Alberta T0L 0K0, Voice: 403 949-2238, Fax: 403 949-2238, Email: westmont@sprynet.com, Training: Early Childhood


British Columbia


Montessori Training Centre of British Columbia (Association Montessori Internationale), 200 8555 Cambie Street, Vancouver, B.C., V6P 3J9 BC, Canada, Phone: +1 (604) 261-0864, Fax: +1 (604) 261-2805, Email: Montessoritraining@telus.net, Hyperlink: http://www3.telus.net/montessori, Type of training: Casa dei Bambini, Diploma Granted: Primary, Lecture Language: English, Comments: Minimum requirements: Bachelor's Degree or two years college. Exceptions made depending on other qualifications

Montessori Training Centre of British Columbia (Association Montessori Internationale), 200 - 8555 Cambie Street, Vancouver, BC, V6P 3J9, Canada, Phone: +1 (604) 261-0864, Fax: +1 (604) 261-2805, Email: montessoritraining@telus.net, Hyperlink: http://www3.telus.net/montessori/, Type of training: Elementary, Comments: 3-Summer Course beginning August 7, 2001 preceded by a Preparatory Course of 5 weeks (starting July 3, 2001) for students not holding an AMI Primary diploma


North American Montessori Center (Ind - Distance Learning) 13469-27th Avenue, Surrey, British Columbia V4P 1Z1 Canada, Toll Free Voice: 1-877-531-6665, International Voice: 604 531-6665, Fax: 604 531-6698, Email: info@montessoritraining.net, Website: http://www.montessoritraining.net, Director: Dale Gausman, Training Offered: Infant/Toddler, Early Childhood, Elementary; Graduate-Level University Credit in co-operation with Portland State University.

Angela Martin Montessori Training Centre (IAPM), 4052 Wilkinson Road, Victoria, British Columbia V8Z 5A5, Voice: 250 479-4746, Fax: 250 744-1925, Email: iapm@island.net

WESTERN MONTESSORI TEACHERS' COLLEGE, est. 1979, Casa & Elementary Training Professional Development Workshops. 108 - 135 Balmoral Drive, Port Moody. B.C. V3H LX7, Contact: Claudie Devji, Director of Studies, B.C., Canada, Phone: 604-461-7132, Email: wmtcbc@telus.net, www.westernmontessori.ca






Ontario


Tall Pines Montessori School Training (Independent), 8525 Torbram Road, Brampton, Ontario L6T 2W4, Voice: 905 485-6770, Training: Early Childhood

Dearcroft Montessori School Training (Independent), 1167 Lakeshore Road East, Oakville, Ontario L6J 1L3, Voice: 905 844-2114, Training: Early Childhood

Canadian Montessori Academy (American Montessori Society), 2 Peter Street, Nepean (Metropolitan Ottowa), Ontario K2G 2N2, Voice: 613 727-9427, Fax: 613 723-1035, Email: info@montessori-academy.com, Training: Early Childhood

Montessori Teacher Education Program (MCI), 72 Sandy Haven Drive, Scarborough, Ontario M1W 3H9, Voice: 416 499-7357, Fax: 416 499-4662

Sheridan Montessori Teacher Education Program (American Montessori Society), Sheridan College, 1430 Trafalgar Road, Oakville, Ontario L6H 2L1, Canada, Voice: 905 845-9430, Email: dianne.murphy@sheridanc.on.ca, Training: Early Childhood, Director: Dianne Murphy

Foundation for Montessori Education, 2444 Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON, M6S 1R2, Canada, Phone: +1 (416) 769-7457, Fax: +1 (416) 769-8544, Email: fme@arvotek.net, Type of training: Casa dei Bambini, Lecture Language: English, Comments: Minimum requirements: Bachelor's Degree or two years college. Exceptions made depending on other qualifications,

Foundation for Montessori Education Association Montessori Internationale, 2444 Bloor Street West, Toronto, Ontario , M6S 1R2, Canada, Phone: +1 (416) 769-7457, Fax: +1 (416) 769-8544, Email: fme@arvotek.net, Type of training: Casa dei Bambini, Lecture Language: English, Comments: Minimum requirements: Bachelor's Degree or two years college. Exceptions made depending on other qualifications

Toronto Montessori Institute (Independent), 8569 Bayview Avenue, Richmond Hill, Ontario L4B 3M7, Voice: 905 889-9201, Fax: 905 886-6516, Email: pdebbo@toronto-montessori.on.ca

LMS Teacher Training Center (National Center for Montessori Education), 13797 Riverside Drive East, Windsor, Ontario N8N 1B5, Voice: 519 735-5005, Fax: 519 735-7462, Email: lakeview@mnsi.net, Training: Early Childhood, Director: Janice Mayhew






Quebec


Montreal Montessori Training Centre (Independent), 7500 Boul Saint Laurent, Montreal, Quebec H2R 2Y1, Voice: 514 735-1223, Training: Early Childhood






Mexico


The Anglo Montessori School (Independent), Hda. Sta. Ana y Lobos 15, Bosque de Echegaray, Edo. de Mexico, 53310 Mexico, Email: BevBlount@compuserve.com,

Instituto de EnseƱanza de Montessori (National Center for Montessori Education), Instituto de EnseƱanza de Motnessori, Versalles No. 113, CP21180, Fracc. Villafontana, Mexicali, BC, Mexico, Voice: 0011-52-65-55-24-68, US mailing address:, 1205 Jasmine Street, Calexico, CA 92231, Training: Early Childhood, Director: Ariadna Sanchez

Centro de Estudios de EducaciĆ³n Montessori A.C., (Association Montessori Internationale) Pennsylvania No. 127, Col. Parque San AndrĆs, D.F., 4040, Mexico, Phone: +52 (5) 549-7573 and 549-7592, Fax: +52 (5) 549-7082, Email: cee_montessori@infosel.net.mx, Hyperlink: http://www.ceemontessori.edu.mx, Type of training: Casa dei Bambini, Lecture Language: Spanish, Comments: Minimum requirements: Bachelor Degree. Exceptions.

Instituto Montessori de Mexico A.C., (Association Montessori Internationale), c/o Mrs. S. Carbone-Singh, Calle 5 de Mayo, Tepepan, D.F., 16020, Mexico, Fax: +52 (55) 5641 6484, Hyperlink: http://ami.edu/immac, Type of training: Assistant to Infancy, Diploma Granted: Assistants to Infancy, Lecture Language: Spanish and English, Comments: 0-3 Summer Course (Two summers) starting in 2003.

Montessori Teacher Training Center (National Center for Montessori Education), Prol. Av. de los Boxques #1506 L. 'B' 512, Colo. Lomas de Tecamachalco, C.P. 52780 Huixquillucan, Edo. de MƩx., Voice: 011-525-251-7619, Training: Early Childhood, Director: Alejandra PatiƱo de Alonso

Centro de Entrenamiento Montessori (American Montessori Society), Juarez Sur 550, Garza Garcia, Monterrey, N.L. Mexico c.p. 66220, Voice: (52-8) 336-5150, Fax: (83) 338-5879, Training: Early Childhood and Elementary, Director: Sonia Maldonado, San Felipe Centro de Capacitacion Montessori American Montessori Society, Carbonel 4108, San Felipe, Chihuahua, Chihuahua, Mexico, Voice: (52-14) 13-87-59, Fax: (52-14) 14-03-63, Training: Early Childhood and Elementary, Directors: Zulema Ruiz and Josefina Espino,

Centro de EnseƱanza Montessori (National Center for Montessori Education), Centro de EnseƱanza Montessori, Calle Francisco Goitia #9971, Zona del Rio, Tijuana, BC, Mexico, Voice: 011-52-66-34-38-21, US mailing address:, PO Box 7818, Chula Vista, CA 91912, Training: Early Childhood, Director: Norma Callado








CARRIBEAN




Dominican Republic


Centro de Estudios Montessori de Santo Domingo, Apartado Postal 4386, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, Voice: 809 241-5328, Fax: 809 241-5328, Email: cemsd@codetel.net.do, Director: Marta Vicente de Sanchez





Puerto Rico


Centro de Estudios Montessori en Puerto Rico y El Caribe, Association Montessori Internationale, P.O.Box 364646, San Juan, PR, 00936-4646, USA, Phone: +1 (787) 293-1495, Fax: +1 (787) 293-1495, Hyperlink: http://members.aol.com/montessori4life, Type of training: Casa dei Bambini, Diploma Granted: Casa dei Bambini, Lecture Language: Spanish and English, Comments: 3-Summer course




SOUTH AMERICA




Chile


Cetnro de Estudios Montessori (Independent), FormaciĆ³n de GuĆ­as Montessori: 0-3, 3-6 & 6-12 y., DublĆ© Almeyda 2865, Ć?uƱoa, Santiago, Chile, Voice: 56 2 205-1358, Fax: 56 2 204-4761, Email: alfpuga@ctcreuna.cl






Peru


National Center for Montessori Education/Peru (National Center for Montessori Education), Apartado 170084, Lima 17, Peru, Voice: 011-511-263-2445, Training: Early Childhood, Director: Sister Brigid O'Connell




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