Hello and welcome to the Montessori of Alameda Teacher Education Program (MOATEP)!

Montessori of Alameda Teacher Education Program’s Infant & Toddler, and Early Childhood Montessori Teaching Credential programs seek to inspire, instruct, and cultivate Montessori teachers. Montessori places an emphasis on a child’s holistic development as well as nurturing their academic curiosity. Similarly, our teacher education program focuses on the preparation and transformation of the whole teacher as well as on the importance of the prepared environment. The program instills in our adult learners a deep respect for children and sensitivity to their needs and different styles of learning.

About MOATEP

Montessori of Alameda Teacher Education Program helps interested individuals become highly effective Montessori advocates and leaders. Successful completion of the Infant & Toddler or Early Childhood Teacher Certification Program results in an Infant & Toddler or Early Childhood Teaching Certification by the American Montessori Society.

MOATEP is affiliated with the American Montessori Society (AMS), accredited by the Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education (MACTE) and approved by the Oregon Higher Education Coordinating Commission (HECC).

Montessori of Alameda Teacher Education Program (MOATEP) is owned and operated by Endeavor Schools.  The mission of Endeavor Schools is to empower our schools with the tools, resources and support required to deliver on the promises made to our children and families. Our vision is to create optimal teaching and learning environments that transform the lives of those we serve.

Our Programs

Montessori of Alameda Teacher Education Program (MOATEP) offers certification in two different levels of teacher training, Infant & Toddler and Early Childhood.

Our next cohort of students will begin the summer of 2020. Applications and schedules for these programs will be available in early fall 2019. The MOATEP Teacher Certification Programs offer a comprehensive course of study consisting of both an academic phase and a 9-month internship (or Practicum of a minimum of 540 hours of supervised classroom work in a Montessori classroom).

Courses include content on Montessori philosophy, child development, the use of Montessori didactic materials and Montessori curricula, observation techniques, effective record keeping, classroom management, healthy parent communication, and effective administration.

Our programs offer a HYBRID of online learning and In-Residence seminars. For additional flexibility we also offer adult learners the option of choosing a ONE year or TWO-year length of study.

ONE year option: This option offers the adult learner the opportunity to complete all of their academic study in one summer. This will consist of online learning as well as a summer session of intensive, in-residence learning in beautiful Portland, Oregon. (Six weeks for the Early Childhood credential and five weeks for the Infant & Toddler credential.) Following the completion of this summer of academics, the adult learner will begin their 9-month student teaching Practicum. This program lasts 12 months from start to successful completion of their Montessori teaching credential.

TWO year option: This option offers the adult learner the time to spread their academic learning out over a full year. This will consist of online learning, a three-week summer session of in-residence learning in beautiful Portland, Oregon, followed by 5 three-day seminars spread throughout the year. Following the completion of this year of academics, the adult learner will begin their 9-month student teaching Practicum. This program lasts 24 months from start to successful completion of their Montessori teaching credential.

The Practicum portion can be completed either at Montessori of Alameda or at another Montessori school.

Our Instructors

All courses are led by AMS certified Montessorians. Our instructor team is headed by Lee Lanou, the Director of Montessori of Alameda Teacher Education Program and Director of Montessori Education at Endeavor Schools. To learn more about her, please click here.

Need more information?

Specific rates and dates for our Infant & Toddler and Early Childhood cohorts will be available soon and applications will be accepted beginning Fall 2019. Our programs are competitively priced with several payment options. We will have limited openings, so we encourage you to enroll early so that you don’t miss out on this opportunity! Sign up below to be on our mailing list so that you don’t miss out on hearing news about MOATEP, including when our admissions season has opened!

To learn more about the program, contact us at [email protected]. We look forward to talking with you about your interest in Montessori education and your desire to become a Montessori teacher!

Ready to get started on your own Montessori journey?

Get in touch with us today by emailing [email protected] or filling out the form below to learn more about our program and determine if MOATEP is the right fit for you.