PART 1: EC and EL I Application for Admission

Requirements


$100 non-refundable application fee due with submission

EARLY CHILDHOOD CERTIFICATION (ages 2½–6):

  • Full Certification requires a bachelor’s degree. Graduates are awarded a Montessori Early Childhood Teaching Certificate.
  • Associate Certification requires a high school diploma. Graduates are awarded a Montessori Early Childhood Associate Teaching Certificate

ELEMENTARY I CERTIFICATION (ages 6–9):

  • Full Certification requires a bachelor’s degree. Graduates are awarded a Montessori Elementary I Teaching Certificate.

4 Steps To Certification:

  1. 8 months online study
  2. In‐person Summer Residency (locations/dates at www.ageofmontessori.org)
    1. Early Childhood: 3 weeks (120 hrs.)
    2. Elementary I: 3 weeks (120 hrs.)
  3. 9 months student teaching (Internship/Practicum) at a Montessori school local to you
  4. Final Practical Exam

QUESTIONS?


Call: (406) 284‐2160 or Email: admissions@ageofmontessori.org

Personal Information

Contact Information

Education


Copy is acceptable. If not readily available, you may email at a later time to admissions@ageofmontessori.org

Experience

Essay

Write at least 300 words in English to tell us why you desire training in Montessori education. Use 12‐point font on letter‐sized paper, and include your name at the top of the page.

References

Please provide two (2) references from non-relatives. Click to download the required Reference Form. Upload the completed forms below. Note: You may also email the completed forms at a later time to admissions@ageofmontessori.org.

Technology Requirements

Windows, Macintosh or Linux Computer with high speed internet access, email, word processing, videoconferencing software (Zoom), video camera, current anti‐virus software (such as AVG, McAfee or Norton); additional software, obtained free from: Adobe Acrobat Reader: http://get.adobe.com/reader/

Computer Skills Required

Ability to:

  • Connect to and navigate the Internet using a browser
  • Send, receive, and add attachments to email
  • Basic word processing
  • Open, save, and manage files
  • Watch videos
  • Use video conferencing software (Zoom)

Tuition Overview

EARLY CHILDHOOD CERTIFICATION (Ages 2 1/2 - 6)

Tuition includes: Online Academic Course, In-Person Residency in the US, Internship Course (at school of your choice)

Tuition PLAN A:
One Payment of
Due when accepted
$8,115

Tuition PLAN B: Installment Plan $8,415

Down Payment $2,000
One-time Plan Setup fee +$300
Due when accepted $2,300

$407.67 paid monthly for 15 months
(Charged to your credit/debit account on 15th of each month unless alternate date chosen at start)

*Declined/expired and modification fees, if any, will be charged separately.

ELEMENTARY I CERTIFICATION (Ages 6-9)

Tuition includes: Online Academic Course, In-Person Residency in the US, and Internship Course (at school of your choice)

Tuition PLAN A:
One Payment of
Due when accepted
$8,305

Tuition PLAN B: Installment Plan $8,605

Down Payment $2,000
One-time Plan Setup fee +$300
Due when accepted $2,300

$420.33 Monthly for 15 months
(Charged to your credit/debit account on 15th of each month unless alternate date chosen at start)

*Declined/expired and modification fees, if any, will be charged separately.


What Happens When You Submit Part 1

  • A $100 non-refundable application fee is due with Part 1.

  • After you submit this portion of the application, you will be contacted by a faculty member to schedule an interview by phone or by Zoom at a mutually convenient time.

  • If you are accepted as a student, you will receive an email directing you to Part 2 of the application process so that you can provide information about the parties responsible for payment, select a payment plan, and sign your Tuition Contract.

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