Elementary Montessori Program

Elementary Montessori Program (Lower Elementary Level 1)

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

Program Overview

The Elementary Montessori Program Elementary Level 1 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

The Montessori Teacher’s College is comprised of detailed, theoretical lectures on Dr. Maria Montessori’s guiding principles of observing and following the 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.

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

The Elementary Montessori Program requires completion of a minimum of 80 Academic hours and 15 Practical Review Days (120 Residency Hours). It also requires completion of 550 Practicum/Observation hours.

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 class in the world

Program Career Opportunities:

You can apply to the following positions:

  • Elementary or Elementary Montessori Teacher and Elementary classroom teacher

Admission Process:

Admission Requirements

Applicants must:

be 18 years of age or older

have completed a high school diploma and college diploma or university degree or equivalent

successfully pass the English Language Assessment (part of the Application Form)

Admission Process

The admission process is as follows:

Step 1: Submit Application

Application Form (link) and include your updated Resume

Application Fee (currently waived!)

Montessori Teachers College will contact you for an interview

Step 2:

Upon acceptance into the program, you will need to submit the following:

Deposit of $590 (MACTE Fee of $215, and Exam Fee of $375)

Items required to complete your application

Course Calendar

Course Dates: September 25, 2021 to July 9, 2022 (11 months)*

Classes will be on Thursdays from 8:00pm – 10:30pm and approximately 1 Saturday a month (Hands-On Practical Reviews)

Time off: 2 weeks (to be determined)*

Exam dates to be determined*

*Please note that dates are subject to change

Program Fees

Application Fee: $375 (Currently Waived!)

MACTE Fee: $215 (due upon acceptance)

Exam Fee: $375 (due upon acceptance)

Elementary Montessori Program (Lower Elementary Level 1): $5,560.00 (see Schedule of Tuition Payments below)

Schedule of Tuition Payments:

3 Options for Tuition Payments

10 equal payments of $556.00 (1st of every month)

Pay in 2 equal instalments of $2,730.00 (Save $100)

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