Having opened and operated 19+ Montessori schools to date; we are blatantly aware of the global shortage of Montessori teachers. Facing this head on, in 2016, our internal team of AMS, AMI, NAMC, and Reggio trained teachers have collaborated to create an authentic, online-only Montessori teacher training program. Our mission has always been to align with like-minded individuals around the world to create a unified and purposeful experience for young students.
Everyone involved in the process of MKUTI’s creation has been an educator or leader in a Montessori school. The instructors all had extensive in-person teacher training that cost thousands of dollars and several hours to complete. Not to mention, many training facilities are located in the city, so there is extensive commuting involved as well. This type of learning takes a toll on teachers who are also currently serving in classrooms so we wanted to fix that. Knowing the important aspects of an in person training and weaving them into an online only program was intentional.
The demand for Montessori education is growing faster than the rate of trained educators. Most Montessori schools across the U.S.A do not have an infant or toddler classroom because there is a lack of trained Montessori Infant/Toddler teachers in their area. Having an MKUTI diploma in either age group can be highlighted on your resume when applying to Montessori schools across the country.
We strive to ensure that all adult learners who attend our training are met with a warm welcome and provided hands-on assistance throughout the course. We wanted to provide feedback, in-the-moment assistance with your current students, and create a network of Montessori teachers everywhere – so we combined our experience to provide real-life applicable training that can assist an educator in the Montessori classroom.
We are proud to offer our Montessori training through Canvas, a distance learning and online training platform. MKUTI curricula dive into the Montessori pedagogy providing each adult-learner a deep foundation to begin a career in this gratifying profession. Our unique enrollment process allows you to enroll at any time. We also do not have strict due dates – applying ~4 hours of work per week should allow you to finish the course in six months.
Curated by experienced Montessori teachers (trained through AMS/AMI/NAMC and other established organizations), you will receive objective Montessori education as well as tips and tricks from the prospective of other educators.
Your instructor is focused on YOU and your students, not the grade you receive in training. Although an overall percentage is required to be eligible to graduate (See Polices and Procedures) there are still ZERO research-based writing assignments. Instead, you will be using these new tools in the classroom, observing and reflecting, and providing examples that demonstrate your understanding of the material.
As a Montessorian-in-Training you will have 24/7 access to your Canvas portal and the MKUTI Self-Pacing Tool. Simply input your specific start date, fill in the template, and follow the weekly assignment guide to stay on track with graduation
Historically, Montessori training is very self-lead but occurs only within the walls of the Montessori classroom. Through MKUTI, you have constant access to communication with your instructor via Canvas Messaging, Email, Scheduled Live Zoom Support Sessions, and appointments! We answer all questions as soon as possible so you can maintain your own pace through the course
In addition to all of the online content, Montessorians-in-Training will order and receive a full package of Curriculum Manuals that include step-by-step instructions, photos of materials, and continued reading for child development, health and safety, and more.
Montessori Kids Universe is a global company, supporting schools throughout the United States and the Middle East. MKUTI Alumni can view available MKU job postings from around the world and apply online.
Nothing is more official than an official Certificate of Completion! Once you complete your modules, attend your required Live Sessions, and have demonstrated a complete understanding of the Montessori basics, you will be mailed your official MKUTI Montessori Teacher Training Certificate