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
MTSN has no formal placement program . Job vacancy notices are frequently posted to the AMS Website.
Your Gateway to Learning
• 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.
Please contact us at with any questions regarding the admissions process for MTSN. The requirements for admissions are as follows:
A sincere desire to work with children and the necessary interest, maturity, responsibility, and academic competence to master the Montessori Method.
A typewritten personal statement of no more than 360 words demonstrating:
why you wish to enroll in the MTSN program
a strong interest in the Montessori method of education
a desire to join the Montessori professional community
Proficiency and fluency in reading and writing in the English language
Three letters of recommendation from persons (two professional and one personal)
A copy of your driver’s license or valid ID
Interview with Director Lori Bossy and/or staff of MTSN
Two official copies of high school diploma or GED, and / or college transcripts.
Non-refundable application fee of $300.00