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Admissions: Feature
Teen Students

The course consist of several stages. The academic stage includes lectures, demonstrations of materials, materials' practice, small group projects, personal research, presentations, and curriculum development. The academic stage takes place on-site and students must make housing arrangements. The practicum phase requires working in an internship at an approved practicum site. Observations include those completed by the student in approved Montessori classrooms and observations conducted by the trainers of the student in their practicum classroom. 

Students who select a practicum site more than 50 miles from the nearest MTSN field consultant will be charged additional fees: $0.45/mile, airfare, overnight lodging, etc., as needed for supervision.

The course requires the following elements to be completed

Academic course components 
Practicum in a classroom 
Written assignments
Performance assessment 
Long-term project

MTSN has no formal placement program . Job vacancy notices are frequently posted to the AMS Website.


Adult Students

Your Gateway to Learning

Practicum Phase

• 9 months
• Minimum of 3.25 hours a day
• Complete a major part of the academic work prior to beginning practicum (exception of seminars)
• Work with a mentor teacher or self-directed
• Practicum site must meet AMS and MTSN standards.

**Under certain conditions, students may have a self-directed practicum. Practicum sites must be an AMS Accredited, Affiliate, or Subscriber School unless previous arrangements are made.

Admissions Process

Please contact us at with any questions regarding the admissions process for MTSN.  The requirements for admissions are as follows:

  1. A sincere desire to work with children and the necessary interest, maturity, responsibility, and academic competence to master the Montessori Method.

  2. A typewritten personal statement of no more than 360 words demonstrating: 

    1. why you wish to enroll in the MTSN program

    2. a strong interest in the Montessori method of education

    3. a desire to join the Montessori professional community

  3. Proficiency and fluency in reading and writing in the English language

  4. Three letters of recommendation from persons (two professional and one personal)

  5. Completed application

  6. A copy of your driver’s license or valid ID

  7. Current resume

  8. Interview with Director Lori Bossy and/or staff of MTSN

  9. Two official copies of high school diploma or GED, and / or college transcripts

  10. Non-refundable application fee of $300.00

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