Montessori Teacher Training Courses & Programs

Become a Montessori teacher with our unique blended-learning approach.

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Spring 2024

START DATE: March 5, 2024




Authentic Institute of Montessori (aim) is now offering one of the most authentic, innovative and comprehensive Montessori certification offered anywhere. 

No matter what your Montessori aim, whether it is a full time Montessori teaching career or home schooling your own children, aim has a wide range of flexible options and aim teacher certification programs to fit your particular life goals and budget. 

Be sure to check out all the amazing aim value we have packed into these powerful online and in-person certification programs below. 

Authentic Institute of Montessori Teacher Courses & Certification Programs

If you are a school leader interested in enrolling multiple teachers please reach out directly to our Marketing & Communications Director, Carolyn Sweet. We are always willing to work with schools to offer the best possible pricing!

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Essentials

This online course delivers a complete understanding of Montessori education. During your online study, you will delve deeply into the philosophy and psychology that is the heart of the Montessori Method and Message. This option is perfect for anyone working in a Montessori environment, daycare, or homeschool who does not require a MACTE-accredited certification.



  • $1,950 
  • Not MACTE accredited (not upgradeable)
  • Online Montessori Teaching Essentials
  • Study anywhere, anytime!
  • Digital Montessori Manuals included
  • Montessori Video Lesson Library included
  • Scholarships Available


Career Starter 

Not sure where your Montessori journey will take you? Our Career Starter is the perfect course to get you moving in the right direction. Career Starter is ideal for those who are unsure whether they will eventually need a certification program that is MACTE accredited. During your online study, you will delve deeply into the philosophy and psychology that is the heart of the Montessori Method. You will emerge with a complete understanding of Montessori Education. Once you complete the program you have the opportunity to continue on with the Online Career Pro or Career Pro certifications.



  • $4,250
  • Not MACTE accredited (upgradable)
  • Online Academic Course
  • Printed & Digital Montessori Manuals included
  • Montessori Video Lesson Library included
  • Personal mentoring throughout the program
  • Simple, Interest-Free Payment Plans available


Online Career Pro

This online program gives you the time you need to assimilate the complete message of Maria Montessori. During your online study, you will delve deeply into the philosophy and psychology that is the heart of the Montessori Method. You will emerge with a complete understanding of Montessori Education. This option is perfect for uncertified Montessori Teachers and for Aides who are considering making it their career. 



  • $6,450
  • Not MACTE accredited (upgradable)
  • Online Academic Course
  • Printed & Digital Montessori Manuals included
  • Montessori Video Lesson Library included
  • Personal mentoring throughout the program
  • Simple, Interest-Free Payment Plans available


Career Pro

This program provides all of the components necessary to become a Certified Montessori Teacher. The online course gives you the time you need to assimilate the complete message of Maria Montessori. During the online portion, you will delve deeply into the philosophy and psychology that is the heart of the Montessori Method. In the in-person residency (check calendar for dates) you will perfect your lesson presentation skills, learn classroom songs and classroom management skills. Our faculty supports you throughout your student-teaching at the school of your choice. Upon completion of the program you will receive your aim Career Pro MACTE Teacher Certificate. 




  • $9,150
  • MACTE accredited
  • Certification in 18 months
  • Printed & Digital Montessori Manuals included
  • Montessori Video Lesson Library included
  • Personal mentoring throughout the program
  • Simple, Interest-Free Payment Plans available





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“ I am one happy student of the Age of Montessori … found them on a Google search … not sure what made me choose them! I did a Professional Development course, it went really, really, well … and, so I just went right in! I’m pretty new to Montessori, and I would say that the program …”

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Authentic Institute of Montessori holds accredited status for the Infant-Toddler, Elementary I, and Early Childhood teacher education certification courses from the Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education (MACTE).