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Proudly offered by the Montessori Teacher Training Institute of MCCC

This program is affiliated by the American Montessori Society (AMS) and accredited by the Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education (MACTE).

The Montessori Teacher Training Institute of Mercer County Community College is one of the only Montessori training programs offering evening classes as well as module pricing as a means of making the total program tuition more manageable.

To earn the certificate, students must complete all four modules and the practicum hours. Montessori teacher training may begin with Module I, II, or III although it is preferable to begin with Module I since the lessons of each module build upon the previous.

In order to gain acceptance into the Montessori Teacher Training Program, the following items must be submitted:

  • A complete application form
  • A personal statement explaining the applicant's interest in obtaining a Montessori early childhood teacher training certification (300-500 words)
  • Two letters of recommendation (one personal and one professional)
  • An original transcript from the college or high school attended (this transcript must be received prior to graduation from the program. A certificate will not be granted from the American Montessori Society without it.)

  • Special Notes:
    To receive a Montessori Teacher Certificate, the student must possess a Bachelor's degree
    or higher.
    To receive a Montessori Teacher Assistant Certificate, a high school or Associate's degree transcript may be presented.
    If a degree was earned at a university outside of the U.S., the student must have their transcript evaluated and approved for use within the U.S. (to do this, we recommend the non-profit organization, WORLD EDUCATION SERVICES.)


MTTI MCCC Application Policies and Procedures


MTTI MCCC Application for Early Childhood Montessori Teacher


Applications are being accepted for the 2016-17 program until August 1, 2016.


Module I

  • Philosophy / Theory
  • Practical Life


Module II  

  • Child Development
  • Sensorial         
  • Art, Music and Movement                            


Module III

  • Math
  • Language


Module IV

  • Observation
  • Parent Involvement / Education
  • Science / Social Studies
  • Program Leadership


  • 540 hours internship
  • Prerequisite:
    Successful completion of all required courses

The practicum phase, or internship, consists of 540 clocked hours (maximum 15 hours per week) of classroom work under the MTTI/NJ-approved supervision of an AMS or MACTE Early Childhood certified Head Teacher.  The Practicum phase may be self-directed if the student's formal request is approved by MTTI/NJ and the student pays an additional fee. Once both the academic and practicum phases have been successfully completed, the student will be eligible for the Montessori Early Childhood Certificate from the American Montessori Society.


For a full description of the modules, please click HERE and view page 27 of
our spring catalog.

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