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Montessori Tuition And Session Dates

The Center for Guided Montessori Studies (CGMS) offers both teacher certification and professional development programs.

This page provides information on our Early Childhood (Primary) and Elementary teacher certification programs. For information on our continuing education courses for parents, teachers and administrators, please see our Professional Development section.

Our teacher certification programs are offered in either of two forms: as a Full Certicate, or as an Associate Certificate program. What’s the difference? Both of these contain an online component, but the Full Certificate program also requires a small residency, or two small residencies for Elementary students.

Elementary students please note: only students incapable of attending the residencies are eligible to enroll in the Elementary Associate Certificate program. For more information on the difference between the two programs, please read this page. To apply, please go here for our combined application for Primary and Elementary, Full and Associate certificate.


Cohort Start Dates

The next Infant / Toddler cohort will start January 23, 2017. (applications must be received by January 16, 2017.**)  The following cohort will begin March 20, 2017.

The next Primary cohort will start on: January 23, 2017.  (applications must be received by January 16, 2017.**)  The following cohort will begin March 20, 2017.

The next Elementary cohort will start on: January 23, 2017. (applications must be received by January 16, 2017.**)  The following cohort will begin March 20, 2017.

The next Professional Development class will start on: January 30, 2017.**

**Please be aware, there is limited space in each cohort, therefore, receipt of application before the deadline is not a guarantee of acceptance. Once a cohort fills, applications will be saved for the next available start date.

Residency Dates

CGMS residencies sessions for Summer 2016 are as follows:  

 

  • Durham, North Carolina– June 15, 2016-July 1, 2016 (Early Childhood, Elementary I and Elementary II levels offered)
  • Cary, North Carolina–June 15, 2016-July 1, 2016 (Infant/Toddler level offered)
  • Indianapolis, Indiana– June 15, 2016-July 1, 2016 (Early Childhood, Elementary I and Elementary II levels offered)
  • Sarasota, Florida–July 6, 2016-July 22, 2016 (Infant/Toddler, Early Childhood, Elementary I and Elementary II levels offered)
  • Milpitas, California–July 13, 2016 to July 29, 2016 (Early Childhood and Elementary I & II levels offered)
Due to state regulations, the following two locations are only offered to school-sponsored students:

 

  • Longview, Texas–June 13, 2016-July 1, 2016 (Early Childhood level offered)
  • Frederick, Maryland–July 18, 2016-August 5, 2016 (Early Childhood, Elementary I and Elementary II levels offered)
All residency locations are MACTE accredited for each level.

 

Tuition

CGMS Associate Certificate tuition is comparable to a traditional training program. Note that the Full Certificate residential programs are not guaranteed to be held at the same location from year to year, although we do try. Full Certificate tuition does not include travel, room and board. We do provide students with information packages that help them travel to and stay at the residencies.

CGMS unfortunately can not offer full scholarships, but we do offer variable pricing based on country of origin, ability to pay and the number of payments tuition is broken into. Please contact us to discuss which custom payment arrangements work best for you.

Infant / Toddler (0-3)

Program Tuition Fees
Associate Certificate
online only, no residency
$4750 $100 application fee (*)
$350 Professional fee
Full Certificate
Includes residency tuition
$6200 $100 application fee (*)
$350 Professional fee

 

Early Childhood (3-6)

Program Tuition Fees
Associate Certificate
online only, no residency
$4750 $100 application fee (*)
$350 Professional fee
Full Certificate
Includes residency tuition
$6200 $100 application fee (*)
$350 Professional fee

 

Elementary(6-12)

Program Tuition Fees
Associate Certificate
online only, no residency, not regularly available to US residents.
$6200 $100 application fee (*)
$350 Professional fee
$360 Early Childhood Overview (if applicant does not have early childhood certificate)
Full Certificate
Includes residency tuition
$8200 $100 application fee (*)
$350 Professional fee
$360 Early Childhood Overview (if applicant does not have early childhood certificate)

* Note: Michigan applicants are entitled to a refund of $75 if their applications are rejected. However, in order to minimize the chance of rejection, all prospective students are encouraged to first contact us with any questions.

Self Directed Internships

Normally students perform their internship as a classroom assistent under a lead or mentoring teacher. If a student will be responsible for being the lead teacher in a classroom while still engaging in teacher training, then she or his is considered a self-directed intern. In this situation the student will receive extra support both from a distance and in person, and may be required to perform an extended internship. The fees for this service will vary depending on the location and circumstance of the internship, but are usually around $600. Please don’t hesitate to contact us to discuss any questions you have about your own situation.

Residency

If you enroll in the Full Certificate then the residency cost is already built into your tuition. Otherwise, the figures below are the additional cost for attending a residency when you originally enrolled in the Associate Certificate.

Early Childhood – $1500
Elementary – $2000

Payment Plans

CGMS is always willing to look at customizing our payment arrangements for motivated and deserving learners. Below are our standard payment plans.

# payments Schedule One-time service fee
1 payment in full $0
3 every three months $200
6 bi-monthly $300
18 monthly $500

Please understand, the service fees above are in addition to standard tuition and other fees.

Example: Sally wishes to take the Associate Primary Course, which has a tuition of $4,750 and a $350 professional fee. She has decided she would like to pay bi monthly. Here is how she would calculate her tuition:

Tuition: $4,750
Professional Fee: $350
Payment plan service fee: $300
TOTAL: $5,400

Payments: 6

Per payment: $5400/6 = $900

So in this example, Sally would pay CGMS $900 every other month for 9 months.

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