Become a Montessori Teacher
At The College of Modern Montessori, we provide nationally and internationally accredited training courses for those who want to become qualified early childhood Montessori teachers. Once candidates have obtained their diplomas they are able to teach at Montessori schools, use the unique and proven methodology in their own homes, and even open their own Montessori schools. A Montessori teacher is known as a Directress, which is representative of the role she plays in guiding motivated exploration and discovery.
Internationally-accredited Training Courses for those who want to become qualified early childhood Montessori teachers.
All of our courses have flexible payment options.
The full-time Montessori Teacher Training course is internationally accredited by MACTE (Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education) and nationally Accredited by the ETDP SETA (NQF Level 5 diploma, 240 Credits)
As with the full-time Montessori Teacher Training course, the part-time course is internationally accredited by MACTE (Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education) and nationally Accredited by the ETDP SETA (NQF Level 5 diploma, 240 Credits)
Lower Elementary (6-9 years) Course
After significant demand, The College of Modern Montessori is pleased to announce the launch of our Lower Elementary (6-9 years) course. Successful applicants must have a relevant 3 – 6 Montessori Qualification
Distance Learning Course
Part time course, comprising online, in-residence and practical components. Internationally accredited by MACTE (Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education)
Years Of Experience
We educate students to be imbued with the spirit and ideals of Montessori principles
Celebrating four decades of training excellence
The Montessori Teaching Method
As the Montessori teaching method is based on the natural stages of childhood development, the training course will help you understand children’s emotional, mental, psychological and physical development across several age groups. Your understanding of these stages will help you identify cases where intervention may be necessary and to plan and implement appropriate intervention strategies.
You’ll learn how to prepare an age-appropriate environment, conducive to self-development for three to six year old children (early childhood). You’ll learn how to assess children on an individual level and how to guide their progress.
The Montessori Method uses specially-designed materials to facilitate optimal development; you’ll learn how to best incorporate these and other didactic materials in the curriculum.
You’ll also need to be proficient in the subjects taught at Montessori schools, including practical life, language, maths, art, music, history, science, geography, botany and zoology.
The Montessori Method works best when the principles are applied in the home, as well as the school context. The training course shows teachers how to work with families so that they can use Montessori education strategies in their daily lives and ensure that their children’s learning and development continues at home.
Teacher training courses are available on a full-time, part-time and distance learning basis. Full-time and part-time students are required to attend an orientation session and lectures (three times per week for full-time students and once per week for part-time students). The course contains theory and practical components.
In order to pass, you’ll have to complete essays, tests, research projects, material design projects, mock practical exams, a mini-thesis and book summaries. You will need an average of 60% to qualify for the final theory and practical exams.
The distance course consists of eight workbooks and eight assignments. There are eleven practical workshops but they aren’t compulsory. There is no final exam.
Once you’ve completed either the full-time, part-time or distance learning course, you qualify as a Montessori early childhood teacher.
*Please note that while the part-time and full-time courses hold MACTE and ETDP SETA accreditation, the distance learning course does not.
Being a Montessori teacher is one of the most rewarding careers in education, as you enable children to reach their full potential. The free, unrestricted Montessori environment allows children to experience the world on their own terms, while still teaching them all the essential skills that will make them well-adjusted adults.
Don’t hesitate to contact us if you want to find out more about Montessori teaching methods and our teacher training courses.