Lower Elementary Montessori Diploma Program

Lower Elementary Montessori Program

(6 to 9 years of age)

“It is through work alone that a child develops.” – Dr. Maria Montessori

Program Overview

The Lower Elementary Montessori Program Elementary prepares the aspiring teacher to work with children from 6 to 9 years of age in a Montessori Elementary environment. The Elementary Montessori Program is based on the fundamental Montessori philosophy and methodology. This program will provide detailed and broad knowledge of contemporary approach to Elementary child development within the framework of the Montessori philosophy. You will acquire the necessary opportunities, skills and practical hands-on experiences to pursue a career as a skilled, caring and qualified Elementary directress.

Program Details

This blended (online and in-person) program is created with you in mind. Our interactive learning system is uniquely suited to combine flexible and self-paced online learning with in-person classroom practice, guided by our experienced Montessori faculty. This program consists of detailed, theoretical lectures on Dr. Maria Montessori’s guiding principles of observing and following the Lower Elementary child. Materials used by the children 6 to 9 years of age in Language, Grammar, History, Geography, Mathematics, Geometry, Physical Science, Biology, Zoology, Botany, Culture, Music, the Arts and Creativity will be presented and discussed in a prepared Montessori environment.

In addition, the practicum is one of the most valuable learning experiences you will undergo, and this will include supervised practice with a certified Montessori Teacher in a Montessori prepared environment. Working with children and being guided and mentored by experienced teachers provides you a wide range of real-life learning scenarios. You will gain knowledge on how to observe, facilitate and support children in their developmental growth in a classroom environment. Your internship/placement will provide the practical experiences to apply your Montessori academic knowledge while developing your classroom.

The Early Childhood Montessori Diploma Program is comprised of the following:

    Synchronous online learning (weekly evening virtual lectures, 77 hours)

    Asynchronous online learning (self-paced online self-instruction, 117 hours)

    Practical Review days (in-person practice, 133 hours)

    Observation (in-person, 30 hours)

    Practicum (in-person, 450 hours)

The Academic Instruction/curriculum includes:

    Language & Foundational Theory

    Geometry & Basic Theory

    Biology & Intermediate Theory I

    Arithmetic & Intermediate Theory II

   History & Intermediate Theory III

  Geography & Cosmic Theory

Successful completion of the Lower Elementary Montessori Diploma Program will earn
you a Lower Elementary Montessori Diploma.


Program Aims and Objectives

  • ● to have a deeper understanding of the Montessori philosophy and methodology
  • ● to apply your experience, skills and knowledge in an Elementary Montessori classroom
  • ● to apply your knowledge and skills with your own child
  • ● to be a Montessori Elementary Guide in any Elementary classroom in the world

Program Career Opportunities:

After completing your Lower Elementary Montessori Diploma Program, you can apply to
the following positions:

● Lower Elementary or Elementary Montessori Teacher and Elementary
classroom teacher

Montessori Teachers College does not guarantee admission or successful completion of
the diploma program offered.

Montessori Teachers College does not guarantee employment to those who successfully
complete the diploma program.

Admission to the diploma program does not guarantee the adult learner the right to enter
Canada under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (Canada) or to receive a visa or
other document required under that Act.

Admission Process:

Admission Requirements

Applicants must:

Be 18 years of age or older

Submit a current resume 

Have completed an Ontario Secondary School Diploma, or equivalent, College Diploma or University Degree 

Pass the English Language Assessment

Photo Identification 

Admission Process

The admission process is as follows:

Step 1: Submit Application Form

Step 2: Upload required supporting documents here within 24 hours of your application submission

Step 3: Montessori Teachers College will contact you to set up a virtual interview which involves an oral language assessment

Step 4: Upon a successful interview and review of your submitted documents, Montessori Teachers College will require the completion of a written language assessment which will be sent to you by email

Step 5: Upon successful completion of the written language assessment, Montessori Teachers College will email you the Acceptance Letter

Course Calendar

Future Start Dates: September 2023

*Please note that dates are subject to change

Program Fees

Application Fee: Waived 

Registration Fee: $500 (due upon acceptance)

Lower Elementary Montessori Diploma Program: $5,650.00 (see Schedule of Tuition Payments below)

Schedule of Tuition Payments:

2 Options for Tuition Payments

10 monthly instalments of $565.00 (1st of every month)

Lump Sum of $5,650.00 upon acceptance 

Please note: We are happy to discuss alternative payment schedules. Please contact registrar@mtcedu.com to inquire.