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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 January 25, 2021.  Application deadline is:   January 18, 2021.**   The following cohort will begin on March 22, 2021.

The next Early Childhood cohort will start on: January 25, 2021.  Application deadline is: January 18, 2021.**  The following cohort will begin on March 22, 2021.

The next Elementary cohorts (EL-I or EL I-II) will start on: January 25, 2021.  Application deadline is: January 18, 2021.** The following cohort will begin on March 22, 2021.

The next Elementary II Standalone cohort  will start on: January 25, 2021.  Application deadline is:  January 18, 2021**

The next Secondary cohort will begin on January 25, 2021.   Application deadline is:   January 18, 2021.**

The next Spanish certificate cohort will start in early 2021.  Date to be announced soon!

The next school Leadership cohort will begin on October 26, 2020.

The next Professional Development class will start on: January 18, 2021.**

**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 Sessions for Summer 2020 have been delayed to Summer 2021 due to the COVID-19 situation

CGMS has decided to cancel the Summer Residential Sessions for 2020. We are unable to predict where the situation will be by summer and we cannot be sure we will know in time to allow proper planning for our faculty team or for our adult learner’s travel.The residential session is the highlight of our year. We feel strongly about the value of coming together to learn, share, and experience Montessori. As such, there is no way to just offer an online replacement. Each level, however, is working on a plan to offer some special summer learning activities both online and in Zoom Live Class with a focus on preparing learners for the practicum. Then we will resume with residential sessions in the summer of 2021.

 

 

 

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 4740 Oct 2020 Enrollment Only!!

 

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

Full Certificate Includes residency tuition

 

$6620 6289 Oct 2020 Enrollment Only!!

 

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

 

Early Childhood (3-6)

Program Tuition Fees
 

Associate Certificate online only, no residency

 

$4990 4740 Oct 2020 Enrollment Only!! 

 

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

Full Certificate Includes residency tuition

 

$6620 6289 Oct 2020 Enrollment Only!!

 

  • $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 $4990 4740 Oct 2020 Enrollment Only!!
  • $100 application fee (*)
  • $350 Professional fee
  • $360 Early Childhood Overview (if applicant does not have early childhood certificate)

 

Full Certificate Includes residency tuition $6620 6289 Oct 2020 Enrollment Only!!

 

 

 

  • $100 application fee (*)
  • $350 Professional fee
  • $360 Early Childhood Overview (if applicant does not have early childhood certificate)
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 4740 Oct 2020 Enrollment Only!!
  • $100 application fee (*)
  • $350 Professional fee
  • $360 Early Childhood Overview (if applicant does not have early childhood certificate)
Full Certificate Includes residency tuition $6620 6289 Oct 2020 Enrollment Only!!
  • $100 application fee (*)
  • $350 Professional fee
  • $360 Early Childhood Overview (if applicant does not have early childhood certificate)Elementary(6-12)

Elementary I-II (6-12)

Program Tuition Fees
 

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

 

$6500 6175 Oct 2020 Enrollment Only!!

 

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

Full Certificate Includes residency tuition

 

$9010 8559 Oct 2020 Enrollment Only!!

 

  • $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.

 

$6500 6175 Oct 2020 Enrollment Only!!

 

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

Full Certificate

Includes residency tuition

 

$9010  8559, Oct 2020 Enrollment Only!! 

 

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

 

School Leadership

Program Tuition Fees
 

Associate Certificate

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

 

$6500 6175 Oct 2020 Enrollment Only!!

 

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

Full Certificate

Includes residency tuition

 

$8675 8241 Oct 2020 Enrollment Only!!

 

  • $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 – $1700 Early Childhood – $1700
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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