Beginning in October 2021, MMTEI is excited to offer a new course for Early Childhood Montessori classroom assistants who are new to the Montessori approach, or who would like to deepen their Montessori understanding. The dynamic and rigorous 40-hour course is offered fully online and includes synchronous time with fellow students and instructors, video instruction, classroom observations, discussions, and supervised practice using key Montessori materials. The course will combine the ease of online instruction with the valuable educational experience of interacting with skilled instructors and fellow students across the region.
- Introduction to Montessori philosophy
- How to use positive discipline with young children
- Understanding basic approaches in each of the main areas of the Montessori classroom, including Language, Math, Sensorial, Practical Life and Science, Social Studies, and Geography
- How to give introductory lessons
- How to support a lead teacher
Students will be assessed based on written assignments, discussion participation, and the creation of a reference album of materials and lessons. Upon successful completion, students will receive a certificate of completion from the American Montessori Society. (This is not a teaching credential.)
October – February, with a three-week holiday break in late December
$350 (or $300 each for multiple staff from the same school)
Karalynn Kress and Christine Phillips are experienced educators of both adults and young children. They are AMS-credentialed Early Childhood Montessori teachers with more than 30 years of combined experience in Montessori classrooms.
Please complete the brief Enrollment Application below!
Read the program policies, sign and submit the form to MMTEI at 5 Park Hill Rd. Kalispell, MT 59901, or
teacher‐email@example.com. Space is limited.
Applications are due by September 25, 2024.
Contact the MMTEI Program Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or (406) 755-3824.