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Christian Montessori
Training Program

Get an education designed to change your life and the lives of your students and community

Training program outline


Lower Elementary

Philosophy – 80 hours

Part One: Lectures and Discussions

What is Christian about Montessori?

Spiritual Preparation of the Teacher

Principles of Montessori
The Purpose of Christian Education
Role of the Teacher, Stewardship, Modeling
Prepared Environment, Nature, Order, Coherence
Grace and Courtesy
Practical Life

Cosmic Education

Freedom, Choice, Exploration, Discovery, Responsibility



Sensitive Periods

How Jesus Comes to the Classroom

Two hour weekly online discussion (80 hrs minimum)

Part Two: Over 27 Hours of Video Training

Grace and Courtesy
Cultural –Geography, History, Science, Music, Art

120 hours of on campus practice using the videos as a base of instructions

Part Three: Written Reports


You will submit papers to your facilitator on a scheduled basis

Report Topics

  • Purpose of Education

  • Spiritual Prep. Teacher

  • Respect

  • Grace and Courtesy

  • Spiritual Life of Child

  • Role of the Student

Part Four: Reading Program


The canon of Montessori literature is required reading. This will enhance your depth of understanding, and contribute to the transformation needed to successfully fulfill the calling of a Christian Montessori guide.

Reading Program

  • A Pearl of Great Price  (Pearl),  Edward Fidellow

  • Maria Montessori: Her Life and Work (L&W) ,  EM Standing

  • Secret of Childhood (Secret), Maria Montessori

  • Spontaneous Activity in Education (SA), Maria Montessori

  • The Child in the Church (C in C), Maria Montessori

  • The Religious Potential of the Child 6-12 Years Old (RP), Sofia Cavaletti

  • From Childhood to Adolescence (C to A), Maria Montessori

  • To Educate the Human Potential (EHP), Maria Montessori

  • An Observers Notebook (ON), Paul Epstein

Part Five:  Practicum

A Directed Internship

Gaining experience in a Montessori environment. A minimum of 600 hours in a pre-approved classroom.


Part Six: Evaluations


written and oral



Part of the tuition for training is underwritten by the Christian Montessori Fellowship

  • Tuition: $6,300*



  • Access to all training videos

  • Digital copies of all albums and related material

  • Evaluation and certification

  • Tuition does NOT include MACTE Certification fee and books of the reading program

*Monthly payments can be arranged.

  • Role of the Teacher

  • Sensitve Periods/Needs

  • Normalization

  • Prepared Environment

  • Discipline/Freedom/Choice

  • Cosmic Education

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