Our Montessori training programs
CGMS offers four programs: Infant/Toddler, Early Childhood, Elementary and Professional Development
Each program is offered in two tiers, either a Full Certificate or an Associate Certificate program. These are essentially the same programs, except that the Full Certificate program includes either one or two short residencies in addition to the online component. The Associate Certificate is not generally made available to North American Elementary adult learners because of the increasing requirement of schools to have teachers with certificates from MACTE-accredited programs.
Focusing on understanding the incredible developmental changes that take place in the first three years of life, this training is for adults who want to work with children between birth and 3 years of age.
(Primary) training for adults who wish to teach children between 3 and 6 years in age.
Training for adults who wish to teach children between 6 and 12 years in age.
Training for adults who wish to teach adolescent children.
Short online continuing education courses for Montessori teachers, assistants and parents.
As you explore our training options, it may be helpful to define the following terms
Internship or Practicum Phase: The required phase of training spent in an authentic Montessori classroom, where adult learners put theory in practice. Normally this is done as an assistant to an experienced and certified Montessori teacher. In some cases it is possible to complete a“self-directed internship” in which the intern does not have a certified teacher to work with, and is therefore responsible for leading the class while they are still being trained. Self-directed internship must be approved by CGMS.
Residency: time spent at one of our in-person training centers. The residency requirement is what distinguishes the Full from Associate certificates.