Will this course qualify me to teach in a Montessori school?
No. This is not a Montessori training course.
I can't sign up right now. When will registration open again?
Registration typically opens every year in July.
Are there any admission requirements?
Everyone is welcome to join, however, if you don't have Montessori training, then much of what we do will not make sense to you. I will ask you to refer to your Montessori albums a few times.
Is this course limited to residents of a particular country?
It is open to residents of any country. You just need to have access to a computer and internet. You also need to be able to pay via credit card or Paypal. We do not accept other forms of payment.
I am a Toddler or Elementary teacher. Will this course help me?
This course is for the 3-6 (early childhood) level. It is not recommended for 0-3. Elementary guides will find the Elementary Bootcamp a better fit.
Is this course appropriate for homeschoolers?
No. Homeschoolers will find that much of this content does not apply to their needs. The Montessori Homeschool by Design courses are a better option for home:
Will I get a certificate at the end of this course?
One certificate of attendance for 40 professional development hours will be provided with this course. In order to be eligible for the certificate, you will need to complete some assignments and submit a portfolio for review. We encourage you to consult with your local licensing agency regarding approval if you are counting on these hours being accepted. You can find more information HERE.
This course is eligible for a CEU upgrade from Loyola University- Aspire for an additional fee.
Are there any required assignments?
You will be required to complete a few assignments as documentation for your certificate of completion. If you do not require a certificate, the assignments are optional. As with any course, you will get out of it what you put into it. The goal of the course is to guide you towards getting your classroom ready for the school year.
I don’t have a Facebook account and I don’t want one. Will that be a problem?
A Facebook account is not required. Membership in the private Facebook group is optional. It is available as an extra resource and forum for participants to discuss progress and share pictures etc.
I don’t have access to my classroom right now. Can I still take the course?
Yes. You will have access to the course content online. Start working through it at your own pace when you are able.
I am not a Montessori teacher but I do teach in an early childhood classroom. Should I take this course?
If you do not have Montessori training, the discussions about curriculum areas may not make much sense to you. However, you are welcome to join us if you feel the sections on organization and planning will be helpful to you.
How long will I have access to the course?
You have access for the lifetime of the course. As long as this course is available on this platform, you will have continued access! Once you have registered, you may log in anytime and view the contents at your convenience.
I can't afford the price. Do you have any discounts or payment plans?
We announce any sales and special offers in our newsletter. You can sign up here.
I don't need all the components of this course. Can I buy sections or downloads separately?
The components of the course are not available separately.
Can I download the videos?
No. The videos may only be watched streaming online. This requires a fairly reliable internet connection.