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Montessori Tuition And Session Dates

The Center for Guided Montessori Studies (CGMS) offers both teacher certification and professional development programs.

This page provides information on our Infant/Toddler, Early Childhood (Primary), Elementary, and Secondary (Adolescent) teacher certification programs. For information on our continuing education courses for parents, teachers and administrators, please see our Professional Development section.

Our teacher certification programs are offered in either of two forms: as a Full Certificate, or as an Associate Certificate program. What’s the difference? Both of these contain an online component, but the Full Certificate program also requires a small residency, or two small residencies for Elementary students.

Elementary and Secondary students please note: only students incapable of attending the residencies are eligible to enroll in the Associate Certificate programs at these levels, and only at the discretion of CGMS program directors. For more information on the difference between the Associate and Full Certificate programs, please read this page. To apply, please go here for our combined application for Full or Associate certificates.


Cohort Start Dates

The next Infant / Toddler cohort will start October 24, 2022.  Application deadline is:   October 10, 2022.**   The following cohort will begin in October, 2022.

The next Early Childhood cohort will start on: October 24, 2022.  Application deadline is: October 10, 2022.**  The following cohort will begin in October, 2022.

The next Elementary cohorts (EL-I or EL I-II) will start on: October 24, 2022.  Application deadline is: October 10, 2022.** The following cohorts will begin in October, 2022.

The next Elementary II Standalone cohort  will start on: October 24, 2022.  Application deadline is:  October 10, 2022.**

The next Secondary cohort will begin on October 24, 2022.   Application deadline is:   October 10, 2022.**

The next school Leadership cohort will begin on October 24, 2022 .

The next Professional Development class will start on: August 15, 2022.**

**Please be aware, there is limited space in each cohort, therefore, receipt of application before the deadline is not a guarantee of acceptance. Once a cohort fills, applications will be processed for the next available start date.

Summer Residency 2022
 

CGMS is planning onsite residential sessions for summer 2022. In an effort to provide a safe and healthy environment for all learners and instructors, CGMS is recommending participants be fully vaccinated or provide a negative COVID test taken within 72 hours of the first day of residential classes. More information about the health screening protocol, frequency of testing during the session, and masking will be available closer to the start of residential sessions and will be based on the current CDC recommendations.

Anyone enrolling in the March or June cohorts who is concerned about traveling and attending an onsite residential session due to COVID, may participate in virtual practicum preparation weeks this summer and delay residency until Summer 2023 .

 

Please email infosummer2022@cgms.edu for an information packet about any location or level sessions.

Morrisville, North Carolina (near Durham) 6/13/2022-7/1/2022 (Early Childhood, Elementary I and Elementary II levels)

Tulsa, Oklahoma 6/13/2022-7/1/2022 (Early Childhood level)**

Grand Rapids, Michigan 6/13/2022-7/1/2022 (Elementary I and Elementary II levels)*

Wesley Chapel, Florida (near Tampa) 6/13/2022-7/1/2022 (Infant/Toddler level)

Janesville, Wisconsin 6/13/2022-7/1/2022 (Infant/Toddler level)**

Ocoee, Florida (near Orlando) 6/20/2022-7/1/2022 (Secondary I and Secondary II level)*

New Albany, Indiana 7/6/2022-7/22/2022 (Early Childhood, Elementary I and Elementary II levels)

Lakeland, Florida 7/11/2022-7/29/2022 (Early Childhood, Elementary I and Elementary II levels)

Park City, Utah 7/11/2022-7/29/2022 (Infant/Toddler, Early Childhood and Elementary I and Elementary II levels)*

Wesley Chapel, Florida (near Tampa) 7/11/2022-7/27/2022 (Infant/Toddler level)

Sarasota, Florida 7/11/2022-7/15/2022 (Leadership program)*

*The Center for Guided Montessori Studies has applied for approval of this site as an additional training location and is an Applicant in Good Standing. Applicant in Good Standing status in no way determines the outcome of the accreditation decisions by MACTE

**These sessions are available to any adult learner who has a school sponsoring their training. Please email infosummer2022@cgms.edu if you have a question about eligibility.

 

Tuition

CGMS Associate Certificate tuition is comparable to a traditional training program. Note that the Full Certificate residential programs are not guaranteed to be held at the same location from year to year, although we do try. Full Certificate tuition does not include travel, room and board. We do provide students with information packages that help them travel to and stay at the residencies.

CGMS unfortunately can not offer full scholarships, but we do offer variable pricing based on country of origin, ability to pay and the number of payments tuition is broken into. Please contact us to discuss which custom payment arrangements work best for you.

Infant / Toddler (0-3)

Program Tuition Fees
Associate Certificate
online only, no residency
$5200
  • $100 application fee (*)
  • $350 Professional fee
Full Certificate
Includes residency tuition
$6900
  • $100 application fee (*)
  • $350 Professional fee

Early Childhood (3-6)

Program Tuition Fees
Associate Certificate
online only, no residency
$5200
  • $100 application fee (*)
  • $350 Professional fee
Full Certificate
Includes residency tuition
$6900
  • $100 application fee (*)
  • $350 Professional fee

Elementary I (6-9)

Program Tuition Fees
Associate Certificate
online only, no residency, not regularly available to US residents
$5200
  • $100 application fee (*)
  • $350 Professional fee
  • $360 Early Childhood Overview (if applicant does not have early childhood certificate)
Full Certificate
Includes residency tuition
$6900
  • $100 application fee (*)
  • $350 Professional fee
  • $360 Early Childhood Overview (if applicant does not have early childhood certificate)
 

Elementary II (9-12)

Program Tuition Fees
Associate Certificate
online only, no residency, not regularly available to US residents.
$5200
  • $100 application fee (*)
  • $350 Professional fee
Full Certificate
Includes residency tuition
$6900
  • $100 application fee (*)
  • $350 Professional fee

Elementary I-II (6-12)

Program Tuition Fees
Associate Certificate
online only, no residency, not regularly available to US residents.
$6770
  • $100 application fee (*)
  • $350 Professional fee
  • $360 Early Childhood Overview (if applicant does not have early childhood certificate)
     
Full Certificate
Includes residency tuition
$9350
  • $100 application fee (*)
  • $350 Professional fee
  • $360 Early Childhood Overview (if applicant does not have early childhood certificate)

Secondary(12-18)

Program Tuition Fees
Associate Certificate

online only, no residency, not typically available to US residents.

$6770
  • $100 application fee (*)
  • $350 Professional fee
  • $360 Elementary Overview (if applicant does not have Elementary certificate)
Full Certificate

Includes residency tuition

$9350
  • $100 application fee (*)
  • $350 Professional fee

School Leadership

Program Tuition Fees
Associate Certificate

online only, no residency, not typically available to US residents.

$6770
  • $100 application fee (*)
  • $250 Professional fee
Full Certificate

Includes residency tuition

$9100
  • $100 application fee (*)
  • $250 Professional fee

* Note: Michigan applicants are entitled to a refund of $75 if their applications are rejected. However, in order to minimize the chance of rejection, all prospective students are encouraged to first contact us with any questions.

Self Directed Internships

Normally students perform their internship as a classroom assistant under a lead or mentoring teacher. If a student will be responsible for being the lead teacher in a classroom while still engaging in teacher training, then she or his is considered a self-directed intern. In this situation the student will receive extra support both from a distance and in person, and may be required to perform an extended internship. The fees for this service will vary depending on the location and circumstance of the internship, but are usually around $600. Please don’t hesitate to contact us to discuss any questions you have about your own situation.

Residency

If you enroll in the Full Certificate then the residency cost is already built into your tuition. Otherwise, the figures below are the additional cost for attending a residency when you originally enrolled in the Associate Certificate.

Infant/Toddler – $1900
Early Childhood – $1900
Elementary I Standalone $1900
Elementary II Standalone $1900
Elementary I-II – $2900
Secondary – $2900

Payment Plans

CGMS is always willing to look at customizing our payment arrangements for motivated and deserving learners. Below are our standard payment plans.

# payments Schedule One-time service fee
1 payment in full $0
3 every three months $200
6 bi-monthly $300
18 monthly $500

Please understand, the service fees above are in addition to standard tuition and other fees.

Example: Sally wishes to take the Associate Early Childhood Course, which has a tuition of $5200 and a $350 professional fee. She has decided she would like to pay bi monthly. Here is how she would calculate her tuition:

Tuition: $5200
Application Fee: $100
Professional Fee: $350
Payment plan service fee: $300
TOTAL: $5,950

The application fee is paid when applying, leaving a total of $5,850 to be serviced.
Payments: 6
Per payment: $5,850/6 = $975

So in this example, Sally would pay CGMS $975 every other month for 12 months.

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