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Accredited Montessori Teacher Diploma

A unique and comprehensive approach to learning about how the Montessori method came to be, how to practice it, and the science that informs the way it functions in real-life classrooms today. Designed for experienced educators looking to earn a Montessori Teacher Diploma and to those beginning their careers in Montessori education.
Accredited Montessori Teacher Diploma

DEFINING THE FUTURE OF MONTESSORI TRAINING

A learning experience for adults, leveraging the best tools to create a blended learning approach different from any ever used in Montessori training before.​
Integrated learning without pausing your career
Integrated learning without pausing your career
We've partnered with a global network of schools in order to provide a training model that allows you to work while learning.​
Montessori experts doing more than just instructing
Montessori experts doing more than just instructing
We offer inspiration, principles, strategies, practice opportunities, and resources—then trust you to be the driver of your own learning process.
Leveraging technology for individual and group learning
Leveraging technology for individual and group learning
Our extensive library of videos, readings, and exercises connect the ideas of Montessori pedagogy with concrete ways to work with children.
My biggest takeaway from this training has been that this is my true passion. It has been an amazing reminder of the power that each child holds, and I am so honored to be a small part of their journey.
Reyn Gaylord
Prepared Montessorian Graduate 2020
Nido & Toddler (ages 0 to 3)

Nido & Toddler (ages 0 to 3)

For educators looking to work with children from birth to age 3. The course runs 12 times a year, and usually takes 12 to 18 months to complete—it's available online & in-person and is fully customizable to your schedule

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Children's House (ages 3 to 6)

Children's House (ages 3 to 6)

For educators interested in working with children ages 3 to 6. The course runs 12 times a year, and usually takes 12 to 18 months to complete— available online & in-person, and fully customizable to your schedule

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Elementary (ages 6 to 12)

Elementary (ages 6 to 12)

For educators working with children ages 6 to 12. The course runs 4 times a year, and usually takes 2 years to complete.

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Adolescent (ages 12 to 18)

Adolescent (ages 12 to 18)

Ideal for Educators looking to working with children ages 12 to 18, aiding them to become full adults. The course runs once a year, and usually takes 2 years to complete.

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Meet Your Instructors

Lindsay Journo
Lindsay Journo
Lindsay Journo is our Executive Program Director. Over the past 25 years, Lindsay has worked in numerous educational roles, including Guide, Head of School, Curriculum Director, Professional Development Coach, and Trainer. Her career highlights include being a founding member of two national networks of Montessori schools and designing a comprehensive literature program for elementary students. Lindsay holds an AMI Primary diploma from the Montessori Institute of San Diego, a Bachelor of Education from York University, and an Honors Specialist Certification in the teaching of English from the University of Toronto. In her current role as an Elementary Trainer for Prepared Montessorian, Lindsay relishes introducing adult learners to the wonder and power of the Montessori method.
Dr Matt Bateman
Dr Matt Bateman
Matt Bateman is our Montessori Theory Trainer and Educational Historian. Matt earned his BA from Sarah Lawrence College. While there, he worked in their Child Development Center researching the nature of early personality development in children. He went on to earn his Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Pennsylvania, where he studied the history of thought in philosophy and psychology. Matt brings to Prepared Montessorian his expertise in intellectual history and experience in teaching in higher education. He serves as a Montessori theory trainer for all levels and works with other trainers and trainers-in-training in keeping the organization’s depth of theoretical understanding fresh, consistent, and sharp. He is constantly pushing himself and others to better understand the pedagogy of teacher training.
Mariana Serralde
Mariana Serralde
Mariana Serralde is our Senior Trainer. Mariana has been a Montessori educator for more than 20 years, working as a Children’s House Guide, Head of School, Montessori Mentor and currently as a Senior Montessori Trainer. She holds an AMI Primary Diploma from the Montessori Institute of San Diego, a Bachelor’s in Early Childhood Education with a specialization in Second Language Learning. Her passion for Montessori and diverse experience across the world brings about an empathetic approach to spreading Montessori pedagogy. Mariana has worked and supported several teachers and schools throughout her journey, including bilingual Montessori environments at all levels and collaborating in the development of a dual-language Montessori model for one of the first public dual-language Montessori schools.

EXPLORE A REWARDING, IMPACTFUL CAREER IN EDUCATION

Take the first step to open up future possibilities, and become a fully certified Montessori teacher in under 15 months.

To help bring forth a Montessori future, we have combined unprecedented accessibility with deep rigor and high standards. Our programs provide a variety of flexible options that accommodate your goals and schedule, while ensuring you receive a quality educational experience.

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  • Join a community of adult learners passionate about delivering Montessori education
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