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Professional Development

The Center for Guided Montessori Studies (CGMS) offers continuing education for Montessori teachers and assistants.

To register for a course, please complete an online application. For questions about our professional development program, or to inquire about group discounts, please contact admissions@cgms.edu for a group rate and application. If you are mailing a check or need a paper application, please email admissions@cgms.edu.

All of our professional development courses are conducted online using our renowned e-learning system. Participants will work with a cohort of students and instructional guide. Each week there will be about 1-2 hours of videos to view, as well as questions for the cohort to discuss online. There will also be some simple assignments related to the course topics. Participants can expect to spend approximately 5 hours a week, longer if they choose to participate more in discussions.

Participants will need to have high speed internet access in order to be able to watch the video lectures and presentations. For more information on the technology used in this program, please visit our technology section where you will also learn the technological requirements for using our site.

All CGMS Professional Development courses are designed to as an introduction to Montessori for those new to Montessori or as enrichment and continuing education for Montessori teachers. Participants who complete the course requirements may receive a CGMS Professional Development Certificate. The Professional Development courses are not MACTE accredited and do not lead toward a Montessori Teaching credential.