Part-Time Montessori Course

Educational Objectives

  • To help students form a coherent and consistent set of values that blend with Montessori principles.

  • To enable students to study and understand the theory and philosophy of Montessori ideas.

  • To enable students to build a versatile set of skills to work with and advance children’s learning in a Montessori classroom.

  • To develop the growth of Montessori education.


International Accreditation – MACTE

The College of Modern Montessori holds accredited status for its full time early childhood teacher education certification courses from the Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education (MACTE) through the years 2019 – 2025.

MACTE is an autonomous, international, non-profit making accreditation agency for Montessori teacher education programmes. The MACTE Commission is based in the United States and is the premier, internationally recognised, standard setting and accrediting body for Montessori teacher education.

National Accreditation – ETDP SETA

The ETDP SETA (Education, Training & Development Practice Sector Education & Training Authority) was established to promote and facilitate the delivery of education, training and development in order to enhance the skills profile of the ETD sector. The ETQA (Education Training Quality Assurance) unit of the ETDP SETA is formally accredited by SAQA (South African Qualifications Authority) in accordance with the SAQA Act (Act 58 of 1995).

The College of Modern Montessori is accredited by the ETDP SETA to offer the following qualification:

National Diploma in Early Childhood Development Practice
Qualification ID – 23118
Level 5
Credit Value – 240



  1. Demonstrates an understanding of and implements Montessori philosophy with a focus on the early childhood years;
  2. Comprehends and utilizes an understanding of the stages of human growth, development, and educational theories with an emphasis from two and one-half (2 ½) through six (6) years of age;
  3. Demonstrates evidence of personal growth through self-evaluation and introspection;
  4. Demonstrates knowledge of developmental and behavioural norms and potential recommendations toward early intervention services.
  1. Demonstrates observation, documentation, and analytical skills necessary for planning and recording the progress of children;
  2. Utilizes cultural sensitivity in support of the development of individual children;
  3. Demonstrates an ability to implement effective classroom strategies;
  4. Demonstrates leadership skills and an understanding of professional standards;
  5. Incorporates an understanding of administrative functions.
  1. Demonstrates the principles of Montessori environmental and material design;
  2. Articulates the rationale and sequence of the Montessori curriculum;
  3. Demonstrates proficiency in applying Montessori principles in the context of the curriculum, didactic materials, and lesson presentations;
  4. Designs and maintains a developmentally appropriate Montessori environment in response to the needs of students;
  5. Utilizes a variety of instructional strategies and assessment methods; and
  6. Demonstrates an awareness and understanding of governmental regulations.
  1. Demonstrates cultural sensitivity in communications and work with families and children;

  2. Demonstrates an awareness of community resources for additional support of children and families;

  3. Identifies and has an awareness of available professional associations.

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