Public Montessori Teacher Training Scholarships

In order to support our public Montessori programs in their need for more fully-qualified guides, we are excited to offer two scholarships for 2023-2024.

Each scholarship will fund half the cost of tuition for a Montessori teacher preparation program.

Desired applicants:

  • Are associated with a Georgia public school or district
  • Hold a bachelor's degree
  • Are willing to commit to a minimum of three years of continued service in Georgia's public Montessori schools

Qualifying teacher preparation programs:

  • Are affiliated with the Association Montessori International (AMI) or the American Montessori Society (AMS)
  • Are MACTE accredited, or will be by the applicant's graduation date

The application process includes:

  • An application form
  • A written personal statement
  • A letter of recommendation from someone on the leadership team of a Georgia public school or district

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.

Featured Montessori teacher preparation programs:

Montessori Teacher Education Institute of Atlanta offers Children's House (ages 3-6), Elementary I (ages 6-9) and Elementary I-II (ages 6-12) courses. Their course format requires travel or Atlanta or Savannah (depending on the course site) one weekend a month for the duration of the course. They are AMS affiliated.

Montessori Institute of North Texas offers Children's House (ages 3-6) and Elementary I-II (ages 6-12) courses. They offer a blended course format, with most learning offered online, with brief required residency periods in Dallas, TX. They have a strong focus on preparing public Montessori educators and offer an additional 20% scholarship to all accepted applicants employed by a public school system. They are AMI affiliated.

Rising Tide Montessori offers Children's House (ages 3-6) Montessori teacher certification with a strong focus on equity, access, and public education. Their course is mostly online and self-paced, with options to complete the course in a shorter or longer time frame as needed. A brief residency period is required in New Jersey. They are AMI affiliated.