Competencies for Montessori Teacher Candidates

Our program offers courses that prepare adult learners to meet competencies for certification by the American Montessori Society (AMS). The program is affiliated with AMS and accredited by the Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education (MACTE).

The competencies for Montessori Teacher Candidates are as follows:

The candidate for certification understands -

Knowledge: Montessori Philosophy

Human growth and Development

Subject matter for each Course level

Community resources for learning

Pedagogy: Correct use of Montessori materials

Scope and sequence of curriculum (spiral curriculum)

The prepared environment

Parent/teacher/family/community partnership

The purpose and methods of observation

Planning for instruction

Assessment & documentation

Reflective practice

Support and intervention for learning differences

Culturally responsive methods

Teaching Grace & Courtesy:

Classroom Leadership

Authentic assessment

The Montessori philosophy and methods

Parent/teacher/family partnership

Professional responsibilities

Innovation and flexibility