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 Montessori Connections located at 2245 US-130,#103, Dayton, NJ
08810: 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.

Montessori Application

Adult Learner Handbook


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. 

Attention: Registration for classes may close seven (7) days prior to the start date depending on enrollment numbers. If you cannot find a class you are looking for, please reach out to the Non-Credit Registration Desk at (609)570-3311 or email for further  information. The Center for Continuing Studies also suggests not purchasing textbooks until seven (7) days prior to the start date of a class to ensure the class is running.

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.

  • Philosophy/Theory
  • Practical Life

Cost: $1,750 (price subject to change)

Offered Fall 2024



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.

  • Sensorial
  • Math
  • Art

Cost: $1,195 (price subject to change)

Offered Fall 2024



Module III

The course within this module will cover Child Development, Language, and Music and Movement components of learning. Coursework within Child Development delves into the physical, cognitive, emotional, and social stages of child development and the learning theories that apply to them.

  • Child Development
  • Language
  • Music, Movement

Cost: $1,315 (price subject to change)

Offered Spring 2025



Module IV

This module covers the areas observation, parent involvement, science, social studies, and classroom leadership all comprise this module. Botany, zoology, earth elements, and physical science will be topics of study in science while land and water forms, globes, maps, and flags will be covered in social studies. In classroom leadership, you will learn the important class components of scheduling and curriculum planning, lesson strategies, communication, problem solving, and much more.

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

Cost: $1,535 (price subject to change)

Offered Spring 2025



Practicum - 540 hours

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Modules I-IV

Cost: $1,450


Self-Directed Practicum

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Modules I-IV

Cost: $2,330

Summer 2024 Classes