Montessori Elementary Teacher Certification Programs

METTC certification programs are accredited by MACTE (www.macte.org) and AMS-affiliated.

Elementary I (6-9), I-II (6-12), and II (9-12)

Intro to Montessori & 3-6 Overview

offered as Montessori introduction to non-teaching or specialty staff and required for those elementary teacher candidates without 3-6 credentials*

  • one week summer training at our on-site program OR/

  • an online course option is required for those seeking 9-12 stand alone certification and optional for those taking 6-9 or 6-12 to reduce on-site time by one week.

  • [involves eight weeks of online training including 1.5-hour weekly live sessions with the instructor streaming. Readings, videos, and interactive assignments will be attached to each live session to complete on your own. (see online learning requirements)]

Enrolled users can use this link to access our Online learning platform (Moodle):  https://mettc.moodle.school


Elementary I (6-9) Certification Program

eight weeks of training over two summers, three weekend seminars, plus 3 on-site consultation visits, leading to Montessori certification through AMS as an Elementary I teacher (*3-6 overview required for those without 3-6 credentials)


Elementary II (9-12) Certification Program (Stand Alone)

six weeks of training over one summer, including two Saturdays, a six-week online Montessori Philosophy Into Practice course (see online learning requirements), two weekend seminars, plus 3 on-site consultation visits, leading to Montessori certification through AMS as an Elementary II teacher (*on-line 3-6 overview required for those without 3-6 credentials)

[**Please note: Our Elementary II (9-12 Stand Alone) Program is currently an "Applicant for Accreditation with the Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education." And further, an "Applicant for Accreditation status in no way determines the outcome of the accreditation decision by MACTE."]


Elementary I-II (6-12) Certification Program (over Two or Three Summers)

(twelve weeks of training, combines 6-9 schedule for first two summers and 9-12 schedule for second half of second summer or a third summer, including two Saturdays,  4 weekend seminars, plus 3 on-site consultation visits, leading to Montessori certification through AMS as an Elementary I-II teacher) (*3-6 overview required for those without 3-6 credentials)


Elementary II (9-12 for holders of an AMS Elementary I credential) Certification Program

(three weeks of summer training, including two Saturdays, and two weekend seminars, leading to Montessori certification through AMS as an Elementary I-II teacher— no consultation visits are required or included if practicum and E-I certified already)


METTC admits students without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sexual orientation, sex, disability, or any other categories protected by federal, state, or local law. This policy applies to administration of its educational policies, admission policies, and all of its benefits or programs.