Minimum requirements for entry to the Basic Course are a
High School Certificate, or the equivalent.
The Online Distance Learning Course provides
information and instruction in the theory and practice of the Montessori Method.
On completion of the Basic Course students are issued a Montessori Teaching
Internationally recognised standards for Montessori
teacher training require that, in addition to completing the Basic Course
(Montessori Certificate), students receive a minimum of 180 hours of direct
tutor-contact time which students are offered by way of Workshops and Seminars
held regularly every year at one of the ICME accredited centres. Students sit
for an examination on completion of this time. A further 400 hours of practical
experience (Teaching Practice or 'Practicum') are required in an ICME accredited
Montessori kindergarten to qualify for an International Montessori Teaching
Diploma which all students strive to achieve. Students are NOT obligated to
continue to completion and may terminate their studies at any time.