Our Montessori training programs
CGMS offers three programs. Click below on the one you are interested in for more information. Each program is offered in two tiers, either a Full Certificate or an Associate Certificate program. These are essentially the same programs, except that the Full Certificate program includes either one or two short residencies in addition to the online component. The Associate Certificate is not generally made available to North American Elementary students because of the increasing requirement of schools to have MACTE-accredited teachers.
Useful terminologyAs you explore our training options, it may be helpful to define the following terms
Internship: time spent in an authentic Montessori classroom during your training. Normally this is done as an assistant to an experienced and trained Montessori teacher. A "self-directed" internship is a less common internship option in which student teachers are responsible for leading the class while they are still being trained.
Residency: time spent at one of our in-person training centers. The residency requirement is what distinguishes the Full from Associate certificates.