Montessori Teacher Education Program provides students with the knowledge, skills and state requirements
to teach in a Montessori early childhood setting. Accredited by both American Montessori Society (AMS) and the
Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education (MACTE), it is the only Montessori Teacher Education program
in Orange County that provides early childhood education units from the University of California, Irvine, and
is accepted by the State of California Community Care Licensing for all early childhood programs.
Also available is Montessori Infant-Toddler coursework (which is not affiliated or accredited by AMS or MACTE).
Who Should Enroll
This ten month program – which begins every fall and concludes in spring – is designed for those seeking to teach in a Montessori or early childhood education setting or adults
who wish to know more about Montessori education.
Occupational summary for elementary school teachers, except special education in the United States.
Projected Growth (2017-2027)