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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) ( 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.


  • 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 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


Module I

The course within this module will present the historical perspective and key components of the Montessori Method through Maria Montessori’s documentation. Montessori theory and education philosophy will be discussed along with the nature and development of young children and their absorbent minds. The importance of practical life learning will also be covered through hands-on applications in a Montessori environment. Students are required to compile an album and prepare short essays.


NCEDU-CS005-01 / 6.8 CEU / cost: $1,650

Dates  Sep 9 –Oct 23       Time 5:30-8:30pm (TU, TH); 8:30am – 4:30pm (SA)

Sessions     17      Instructor     Monica Shah

Day    TU, TH, SA   NOTES         ½ hour lunch - Sat classes: Sep 11,25; Oct 9, 23

Module II

This module covers the areas of Sensorial learning, Math, and Art Montessori materials will be presented and practiced upon to strengthen students’ understanding of education and refinement of senses. The Sensorial area of any Montessori classroom builds the foundation of future success. Students will then learn the importance that Math and Art plays in the Montessori classroom. Each student will be required to compile an album for each area as well as begin a resource file.


NCEDU-CS027-01 / 7.8 CEU / cost: $1,095

Dates Oct 26 – Dec 18    Time 5:30-8:30pm (TU, TH); 8:30am – 4:30pm (SA)

Sessions     20                Instructor      Monica Shah

Day    TU, TH, SA             NOTES ½ hour lunch – No class Nov 25

Sat classes:  Nov 6,20; Dec 4,18



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