Join the only AMI Montessori Teacher Training Program Featuring Philosophy of Indigenous Education.
Now Accepting Applications for the 2019-2020 Academic Year
“The training of the teacher who is to help life is something far more than the learning of ideas. It includes the training of character; it is a preparation of the spirit.” ~ Maria Montessori
The Montessori ONE Teacher Training Institute (MOTTI) is dedicated to preparing Association Montessori International (AMI) certified teachers for the purpose of educating children holistically whereby the cognitive, emotional, physical, spiritual, and social development are valued equally. As the only Montessori teacher training program featuring a Philosophy of Indigenous Education track, MOTTI graduates are prepared to educate globally, in diverse or sovereign communities, and promote equity in education through Montessori philosophy. We share this mission with our accreditation partner, Southwest Institute of Montessori Studies, and New Mexico-based Indigenous Montessori Institute.
Located in Albuquerque, New Mexico
A nine-month training course resulting in AMI Primary Teaching Certification
MOTTI graduates are qualified to teach both domestically and internationally.
Under the Southwest Institute of Montessori Studies umbrella, MOTTI offers New Mexico’s only AMI Primary training program. Led by SIMS’ AMI Primary Trainer, Ann Velasco, students learn how to lead a classroom serving children ages 2-1/2 to 6 years. MOTTI students have the option of participating in the United States’ only Philosophy of Indigenous Education track, a ground-breaking effort by the Indigenous Montessori Institute to thoughtfully integrate Montessori education and indigenous culture. Additional certifications for Assistant Teachers, Infant, Toddler, and Elementary programs forthcoming. … read more
MOTTI’s programs are open to men and women who have demonstrated suitability for Montessori training based on maturity of personality, integrity of character, intellectual creativity, and aptitude for psychological insight and understanding.
AMI-certified Montessori teachers are some of the most sought-after educators globally. With over 4,000 private Montessori schools and 200 public Montessori schools in the United States, MOTTI graduates are qualified to teach both domestically and internationally. Those who engage in the Philosophy of Indigenous Education track are uniquely equipped to guide students in indigenous communities where modern education and cultural tradition intersect. Through our partnerships, MOTTI graduates may also transfer their AMI certification towards a Bachelor of Science in Montessori Education and a Masters of Montessori.
We believe Montessori and YOU can have a profound impact on the future. Join us.
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I heard in class recently, that the teacher training is Montessori for adults. This resonated with me, because I know that in some ways it helped me grow personally. The Montessori and Philosophy of Indigenous Education programs are more than training for an occupation. In a busy and demanding world, we learned about patience, peace and perseverance. The true gift is being able to share that with children, who need it the most. Montessori may not address every problem in society directly, but it's a sure place to start that gives foundational tools to children so they can best use their knowledge where they see fit to benefit their community.
My time in the training has been intense, rigorous, and life changing. While the Montessori training itself was a challenge, it was meaningfully balanced by the Embracing Equity training and the Philosophy of Indigenous Education (PIE) courses. “Montessori for All” is a real possibility, and this training through KCLC and Montessori ONE is the first real step in making it a reality.
The opportunity to conduct my Montessori training in my hometown of Albuquerque was a dream come true. With a young child at home, out-of-state training opportunities were out of the question. Now, as an AMI Primary Guide, it is amazing to know that I have job opportunities both locally and globally. It opens a lot of doors for myself and my family and the training has opened my eyes to a whole new world. The knowledge I've gained is priceless. I'm so thankful for the support of the trainers and my fellow trainees. I am so proud of myself for taking a leap and undergoing Montessori teacher training.
I am so grateful I was able to do my training in my wonderful home city of Albuquerque, New Mexico. I fell in love with the Montessori method a little over two years ago and knew it was my life’s purpose to teach. The training environment is both beautiful and beneficial and the support I received throughout was tremendous. Thank you so much to Montessori ONE and Southwest Institute of Montessori Studies for helping me fulfill my dreams of being a well-prepared Montessori Guide.
MOTTI is made possible through the collective efforts of some of education’s leading organizations and institutions.
Montessori ONE Teacher Training Institute
9300 Holly Avenue NE
Albuquerque, NM 87122
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