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.
There are no official admission requirements. However, this course is recommended for Montessori professionals who hold a Montessori credential for the 6-9 and/or 9-12 levels. Support for the basics of Montessori implementation and practice will not be provided.
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 an Early Childhood or Adolescent teacher. Will this course help me?
This course is best for the 6-12 (Elementary) level. Early Childhood teachers may wish to join the Classroom Setup Bootcamp for Early Childhood.
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?
A certificate of attendance for 20 professional development hours will be provided with this course. In order to be eligible for the certificate, you will need to complete 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.
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.
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.
Can I download the videos?
No. The videos may only be watched streaming online. This requires a fairly reliable internet connection.
I am not a Montessori teacher but I do teach in an Elementary classroom. Should I take this course?
This course is best suited for individuals who have already gone through Montessori training and are working in a Montessori Elementary classroom. Other elementary teachers will find many of the discussions and strategies presented in this course helpful. However, please be advised that support for the basics of Montessori practice and philosophy will not be provided.
How long will I have access to the course?
If you purchase the course in 2020 or later, you have access for the lifetime of the course.
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.