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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 28, 2019.  Application deadline is:   October 21, 2019.**   The following cohort will begin in January, 2020.

The next Early Childhood cohort will start on: October 28, 2019.  Application deadline is: October 21, 2019.**  The following cohort will begin in January, 2020.

The next Elementary cohorts (EL-I or EL I-II) will start on: October 28, 2019.  Application deadline is: October 21, 2019.** The following cohort will begin in January, 2020.

The next Elementary II Standalone cohort  will start on: October 28, 2019. Application deadline is:  October 21, 2020.**

The next Secondary cohort will begin on October 28, 2019.   Application deadline is:   October 21, 2019.**

The next Professional Development class will start on: September 16, 2019.**

**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.

 

 

 

 

Residency Dates

2019 CGMS residency sessions for adult learners enrolled in our online certification cohorts. Additional dates and locations will be posted as they are confirmed. Enrolled adult learners will be able to choose their summer option and register at the end of January.

  • Tulsa, Oklahoma–June 3, 2019 to June 14, 2019 (Second Phase Elementary I-II Session offered).  Note:  This session is available to adult learners from any location who are school sponsored, i.e., the school pays the tuition costs to CGMS
  • Roscoe, Texas–June 3, 2019 to June 21, 2019* (Elementary I Session offered) Note:  This session is available to adult learners from any location who are school sponsored, i.e., the school pays the tuition costs to CGMS
  • Alexandria, Louisiana–June 10, 2019 to June 28, 2019* (Elementary I Session offered)
  • Wesley Chapel, Florida–June 12, 2019 to June 28, 2019 (Infant/Toddler session offered)
  • Indianapolis, Indiana*– June 17, 2019- July 3, 2019 (Early Childhood, Elementary I and Elementary II levels offered)
  • Morrisville, North Carolina*–June 17, 2019-July 3, 2019 (Early Childhood, Elementary I and Elementary II levels offered.)
  • Morrisville, North Carolina* — June 17, 2019-June 28, 2019 (Secondary Summer Session I and Session II offered)
  • New Albany, Indiana –July 1, 2019–July 12, 2019 (Secondary Summer Session II offered)
  • Lakeland, Florida–July 8, 2019-July 26, 2019 (Early Childhood, Elementary I and Elementary II levels offered)
  • Wesley Chapel, Florida–July 8, 2019 to July 24, 2019 (Infant/Toddler session offered)
  • Janesville, Wisconsin*July 10, 2019-July 26, 2019 (Infant/Toddler session offered) Note:  This session is available to adult learners from any location who are school sponsored, i.e., the school pays the tuition costs to CGMS
  • Grand Rapids, Michigan*–July 15, 2019-August 2, 2019 (Early Childhood and Elementary I levels offered)
  • Washington/St. George, Utah*–July 15, 2019-August 2, 2019 (Elementary I Session offered) Note:  This session is available to adult learners from any location who are school sponsored, i.e., the school pays the tuition costs to CGMS
*CGMS is an Applicant in Good Standing with MACTE for these additional site locations.  Although we strive to meet and exceed MACTE standards, the Applicant in Good Standing status in no way determines the outcome of the accreditation decision.

 

 

 

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

 

$4990

 

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

Full Certificate Includes residency tuition

 

$6510

 

  • $100 application fee (*)
  • $350 Professional fee
  • $75 Residency Supply fee

 

Early Childhood (3-6)

Program Tuition Fees
 

Associate Certificate online only, no residency

 

$4990

 

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

Full Certificate Includes residency tuition

 

$6510

 

  • $100 application fee (*)
  • $350 Professional fee
  • $75 Residency Supply Fee

 

Elementary I (6-9)

Program Tuition Fees
Associate Certificate online only, no residency, not regularly available to US residents $4990
  • $100 application fee (*)
  • $350 Professional fee
  • $360 Early Childhood Overview (if applicant does not have early childhood certificate)

 

Full Certificate Includes residency tuition $6510

 

 

 

  • $100 application fee (*)
  • $350 Professional fee
  • $360 Early Childhood Overview (if applicant does not have early childhood certificate)
  • $75 Residency supply fee
Upgrade to EL I-II (6-12) Certificate, once enrolled in Elementary I (6-9).  Includes EL-II Residency Tuition.

 

 

$2600

Elementary II (9-12)

Program Tuition Fees
Associate Certificate online only, no residency, not regularly available to US residents. $4990
  • $100 application fee (*)
  • $350 Professional fee
  • $360 Early Childhood Overview (if applicant does not have early childhood certificate)
Full Certificate Includes residency tuition $6510
  • $100 application fee (*)
  • $350 Professional fee
  • $360 Early Childhood Overview (if applicant does not have early childhood certificate)Elementary(6-12)
  • $75 Residency Supply fee

Elementary I-II (6-12)

Program Tuition Fees
 

Associate Certificate online only, no residency, not regularly available to US residents.

 

$6500

 

  • $100 application fee (*)
  • $350 Professional fee
  • $360 Early Childhood Overview (if applicant does not have early childhood certificate)
 

Full Certificate Includes residency tuition

 

$8900

 

  • $100 application fee (*)
  • $350 Professional fee
  • $360 Early Childhood Overview (if applicant does not have early childhood certificate)
  • $75 Residency Supply fee

 

Secondary(12-18)

Program Tuition Fees
 

Associate Certificate

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

 

$6500

 

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

Full Certificate

Includes residency tuition

 

$8900

 

  • $100 application fee (*)
  • $350 Professional fee
  • $360 Elementary Overview (if applicant does not have Elementary certificate)
  • $75 Residency Supply 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 assistent 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 – $1600 Early Childhood – $1600
Elementary I-II – $2600
Secondary – $2600

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 Primary Course, which has a tuition of $4,990 and a $350 professional fee. She has decided she would like to pay bi monthly. Here is how she would calculate her tuition:

Tuition: $4,990
Application Fee: $100
Professional Fee: $350
Payment plan service fee: $300
TOTAL: $5,740

The application fee is paid when applying, leaving a total of $5,640 to be serviced. Payments: 6 Per payment: $5,640/6 = $940

So in this example, Sally would pay CGMS $940 every other month for 12 months.

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