Become aMontessori Educator!

Launch your Montessori career with The Prepared Montessorian Institute.

See below for more information including tuition assistance options!

Why become a Montessori educator now?

High Demand for Educators

As new Montessori schools continue to open across the world, there will be an increasingly higher demand for high-quality educators

Unlimited Career Opportunities

Great opportunity for certified Montessori educators to find career opportunities in-person and virtually

Grow Your Professional Career

Start your teacher certificate now and embark on a rewarding career in 1-2 years 

Be the Change

Empower each student to reach their highest potential through a Montessori education!

Our Teacher Certification Courses Are:

What Exactly is the Montessori Teacher Certification Program?



Supported by trained and experienced Montessori guides 

Designed to accommodate a full-time working schedule 

PMI Montessori teacher certification programs are accredited by the Montessori Accreditation Council of Teacher Education (MACTE). Known and respected across the world, MACTE is the only accrediting body for Montessori teacher education programs recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. 

Online & In-Person

1-2 Year Completion Time

Presented primarily online with live interaction 

Take 1-2 years to complete without a pause on your job and life - set at the pace that is comfortable for you

Why get my Montessori certificate with PMI?

  • Because the demand for Montessori educators is at an all-time high! 
  • The Montessori method of education is rapidly expanding, with schools popping up all over the U.S. and internationally. 
  • Bonus: The Prepared Montessorian Institute is partnered with a network of schools that are currently searching for and employing Montessori certified teachers: Guidepost Montessori and the Academy of Thought and Industry 

Would I qualify for a Montessoriteacher certificate?

Only a high school diploma is needed for the Early Childhood (0-6 years old) certification programs

A Bachelor’s degree is required to apply for the Elementary and Adolescent certification programs

We will help you with:

Tuition assistance through merit-based and need-based scholarships

Getting access to Montessori materials for your studies

Placement to completing your in-person teaching practice

Job opportunities upon graduation through our network of schools!

Would does it take to get my certificate?

#1. Choose the age range you want to guide

#2. Apply for the cohort you want to start. Scholarships and payment plans are available!

#3. Start with a series of intensive online classes to build your Montessori foundation (approximately 2-4 weeks)

#4. Build your study and in-person practice schedule based on your personal situation

#5. Graduate and use our network of Montessori schools for employment opportunities

Tuition Costs

0-3 Nido and Toddler

3-6 Children's House

6-12 Elementary

12-18 Adolescent





Tuition assistance available through merit-based and need-based scholarships!

I'm interested - what should I do next?

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Learn more about our programs offered below:

Fill out the application form at the bottom of this page and indicate your program of interest.

Our team will review your application, and reach out with next steps.

What can I expect after I fill out the form? 

Our team will review your information and reach out with next steps.

What do I need to prepare?

We'll ask you to tell us a bit about yourself and would love to hear about any relevant experience you have working with children and your ambitions to become a Montessori certified educator!

If you have any questions, please reach out to

We look forward to hearing from you! 

Employee Spotlight

Claudia Bautista discovered The Prepared Montessorian and immediately wanted to begin her Montessori training. It took her 1 year and 2 months to complete, and she was able to find work 2 WEEKS later.

“Teaching in a Montessori environment offers opportunities to connect with the children, help them reach their potential, and guide them toward meaningful growth. The most important attribute of a Montessori educator is the love and respect we hold for each child's total being. It can be an incredibly rewarding career. ”

Claudia Bautista, Children's House Lead Guide

Benefits of Our Prepared Montessorian Diploma

Enrollment Is Easy As: One, Two, Three

Grow with us!

Know You're Valued

After receiving your diploma, make a career out of your passion by taking advantage of our connection with many leadership opportunities and promotional pathways. Through our training programs, ongoing professional development, individualized mentorship, and a supportive network of alumni, our community is here to support your continued growth.

Upon program completion, apply to work at one of our locations or start your own! We offer an array of competitive benefits. Whether it’s our retirement package, health, life, dental, vision and disability insurance plans, our flexible paid time off, or generous tuition discounts, we are dedicated to supporting you in your mission: helping children learn.

Are You Up for the Challenge?

We value the hard work and dedication of our teachers. We’re inspired by their relentless spirit to continually innovate in order to meet each child’s needs, and we’re here to support you on your journey. Bringing Montessori to the mainstream isn’t easy. It means making the Montessori approach irresistible to communities who may never have heard of it before. To do that, it’ll take a movement.
Are you ready? Apply below!

See if one of our upcoming cohorts could work for you!

Fill out the form below and someone from our team will contact you shortly!

Watch this quick video for a look at Montessori through the eyes of a certified PMI instructor!

About Prepared Montessorian

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We started The Prepared Montessorian as a training and professional development platform that offers Montessori teacher training diplomas and Montessori short courses for continuous learning. These programs and courses are designed for parents and educators like us — who revere a child's potential and are looking to join the Montessori movement. Today, we're a part of the USA's largest Montessori school network, honored to be helping 10,000+ families online and offline.