Successful completion of all course requirements awards the student the Montessori Credential for Montessori Early Childhood Education, 2.5 through 6 years of age from the American Montessori Society, AMS (

Montessori Teacher Academy graduates receive Early Childhood Education Units of College Credit (non-transferable) from this institution in the form of an official transcript. These units meet the requirements as specified in Title XXII of the California Code of Regulations and are accepted by the State of California, Department of Social Services. 

Our graduates are well prepared to take their place in the Early Childhood Education community. Although placement is not garanteed, we provide information regarding position available in the field. Our students are in high demand!

Montessori Teacher Academy 

The perfect start to your Montessori Career 

Become a Montessori Teacher!





The Montessori Teacher Academy provides a Teacher Education Program of the highest academic standards. Based on the Montessori principles, this training leads to a full understanding and embracing of the Montessori philosophy, curriculum and methodology. It guides the student in the planning, development and organization of the ideal classroom, a carefully prepared environment that speaks to the child’s natural development of order, concentration, coordination, and independence. The student understands the rationale and sequence of the Montessori materials, becomes well versed in the knowledge and confident in the presentation of these purposeful activities to children. Above all, the Montessori Teacher Academy shares its feelings of love, respect and admiration for children as well as its commitment to create nurturing environments that speak to the education of the whole child.


32920 Pacific Coast Hwy. Dana Point, CA 92629


Dear Student, 

Every Spring and Fall I welcome new students as they arrive to class excited and full of hope. Throughout the academic year, I am able to develop a very close relationship with each intern to make sure that the guidance we provide brings out their optimal personal qualiies so they can reach their full potential. I am proud of our graduates who every year join the Montessori community as Lead Teachers, Administrators, and even School Founders.

I welcome the opportunity to meet with you to discuss your future career. 
Paloma Johnston
Program Director
Phone: 949.240.3344

Montessori Teacher Academy




To provide complete and fully accredited courses in Montessori Teacher Education for children ages 2 ½ through 6.
This course prepares adults to acquire the insights and skills needed to work with children, meet their individual needs, and plan for their continuity of learning experiences through the attained knowledge of the Montessori philosophy, theory, and methodology and its practical implementation. The student will learn to demonstrate theoretical knowledge and application of research findings in the field of child development and early childhood education. In addition, the student will become part of a team in a school and will learn how to work well with co-workers and with the administration of the school as well as implementing child development and early education concepts to other staff, parents and community.