With Montessori teachers in high-demand, you can open doors to new career opportunities in the United States and abroad. Whitworth University collaborated with Montessori Northwest and The National Center for Montessori in the Public Sector to develop a program designed to meet your career and personal goals, offering training and expertise from leaders in public Montessori education.
- Options to earn your Montessori diploma, master's degree and teacher certification
- Online Montessori Surround Courses focus on working with students in the public sector
- Programs available in Spokane, Wash., Portland, Ore., and Milpitas, Calif., with internship opportunities in or near your hometown
- MACTE-accredited programs in Assistants to Infancy, Primary and Elementary
Whitworth offers several Montessori Education program options:
- M.Ed. Montessori, Early Learning
- Assistants to Infancy (Ages 0-3)
- Primary (Ages 3-6)
- M.Ed. Montessori, Elementary (Ages 6-12)
- M.Ed. Teaching & Learning, Montessori Concentration
- Montessori Surround Courses for professional development
- Montessori Teacher Certification Program
Students in our graduate Montessori elementary and early learning degree programs are concurrently enrolled at Montessori Northwest while working on their AMI diploma. During the AMI diploma courses, you will participate as part of a cohort, which will provide a built-in support system and help you establish your own network of professional colleagues. Students in multiple cohorts join together to learn from one another in the final courses of the program.
Tuition rates for the 2022-23 academic year are:
- M.Ed. Montessori, Early Learning - $720 per credit; includes AMI Montessori diploma
- M.Ed. Montessori, Elementary - $810 per credit; includes AMI Montessori diploma
- M.Ed. Teaching & Learning, Montessori Concentration - $675 per credit
- Additional coursework for state teacher certification - $400 per credit
*Variance of total cost may occur due to annual changes in fees and tuition per credit.
Scholarships and Financial Aid
Financial aid is available for students enrolled in a degree program. We recommend that you apply for financial aid at the time you apply for the program. Contact the Whitworth Financial Aid Office (email@example.com) for more information.
How to Apply
Step 1: Apply to Montessori Northwest
Contact Montessori Northwest (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have any questions.
Step 2: Apply to Whitworth University
After you've been accepted to Montessori Northwest, please follow Whitworth's Graduate Studies in Education. Contact our office (email@example.com) if you have any questions.
You may use the same letters of recommendation, essay and résumé for both applications. Montessori Northwest can send these shared application materials directly to Whitworth upon your completion of their records release form. Separate official transcripts will need to be sent to both Montessori Northwest and Whitworth University.
National Center for Montessori in the Public Sector (NCMPS) and Whitworth University offer three online courses. These courses are designed for Montessori practitioners to extend initial teacher preparation and provide in-depth training on working successfully with special populations, social and emotional needs, literacy, classroom management, and more.
Contact our Montessori program at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and course dates.