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MONTESSORI TEACHER CERTIFICATION

The Montessori Teacher Training Institute of Mercer County Community College is American Montessori Society (AMS) affiliated and is accredited by the Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education (MACTE) (www.macte.org). Our program utilizes the complete Montessori curriculum. 

Classes are held at Robbinsville Montessori located at 2022 Washington Boulevard in Robbinsville, New Jersey; this location allows you to be immersed in the Montessori method from the first day of class.

Who should enroll? 

  • Montessori teachers or assistant teachers who do not have certification 
  • Teachers and educators who wish to learn (and receive certification in) the Montessori Method 
  • Those considering a career in Montessori education - a Montessori Teacher Certificate is recognized in every state and throughout the world. 
  • Parents or other individuals who wish to further their understanding of child development and successful teaching methods.

Requirements:

  • A proficient understanding of the English language, both written and spoken
  • Bachelor’s Degree (to earn a Montessori Teacher designation)
  • High school diploma or equivalent or Associates Degree (to earn a Montessori Associate designation)

To earn a certificate, you must complete the following courses and practicum hours. Please visit the Education page at www.mccc.edu/ccs-education to download information about the program including the Adult Learner Handbook and an application. Montessori schools will not hire a teacher without the Montessori Teacher certificate.

Module I (Fall 2021)

  • Philosophy/Theory
  • Practical Life

Cost: $1,650 (price subject to change)

Module II (Fall 2021)

  • Sensorial
  • Math
  • Art

Cost: $1,095 (price subject to change)

Module III (Spring 2022)

  • Child Development
  • Language
  • Music, Movement

Cost: $1,215 (price subject to change)

Module IV (Spring 2022)

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

Cost: $1,435 (price subject to change)

 

Practicum - 540 hours

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Modules I-IV

Cost: $1,350

 

Self-Directed Practicum

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Modules I-IV

Cost: $2,230

 

 

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