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IMC Recognition of Teacher Education Programs

Currently the Center for Guided Montessori Studies is the only approved IMC teacher education program. Institutional membership of the IMC should not be taken to imply recognition of any sort.

Application for IMC approval of a teacher education program can be made by email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . At present, requests will be evaluated by an ad hoc committee of the IMC Board of Directors including an on-site visit. Specific recognition standards are currently being developed.

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The State of Compensation for Teachers

Much has been made of the lackluster salaries for teachers in the United States. Although the Bureau of Labor Statistics cites an average salary of $51,380 for elementary school teachers and the slightly higher $51,960 and $53,230 for middle and high school teachers, respectively, that average incorporates the salary of those who have been teaching for years, or even decades. Salaries for the lowest 10 percent of educators–typically, beginning teachers with bachelor’s degrees–are less than $35,000 per year, regardless of the age of their students.

Therefore, it comes as no surprise when educators seek ways to increase their salaries, such as taking charge of extracurricular activities as athletic or activities coaches. But in the last 10 years, more teachers have taken advantage of the opportunity to earn more money as a direct result of furthering their education.


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The First IMC Teacher Education Program Has Been Awarded Full Accreditation by MACTE

We have just been informed by the Montessori Accreditation Commission for Teacher Education (MACTE) that the Center for Guided Montessori Studies (CGMS) early childhood Montessori teacher education program in Kingston, New York has been granted full accreditation.

The Center for Guided Montessori Studies is the first pilot Montessori teacher education program recognized by, and affiliated with, the International Montessori Council.

All of us at the Montessori Foundation and the International Montessori Council congratulate CGMS Educational Director, Kitty Bravo, and her terrific faculty, for their hard work and very well designed innovative program.


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postheadericon Montessori Teacher Education Programs in the United States

The following Montessori teacher education programs are independent.

Their inclusion in this list does not imply that they are accredited or endorsed by the Montessori Foundation and/or the International Montessori Council.

Anyone who is interested in Montessori teacher education should contact individual programs or any external organization by which they are accredited.

You might want to read the essay Becoming A Montessori teacher elsewhere in this website.

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