Montessori Teacher Education Programs

The Pan American Montessori Society has offered Excellence in Montessori Teacher Education in seven countries for 40 years.


Early Childhood (2.5-6) Summer Intensive Montessori Teacher Education

Every summer PAMS offers a 7 week intensive Early Childhood (2.5-6) Teacher Education Program in Dr. Meadows’ Model Classroom at 3391 Town Point Drive, Kennesaw, GA 30144. The MACTE On-Site Review Committee identified Dr. Meadows’ classroom as the Best Equipped Montessori Classroom in America.

PAMS’ Early Childhood Programs are the only ones nationally accredited by the Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education (MACTE) in the state of Georgia.


Tuition for the Intensive Summer Program and two semesters of Supervised Practice Teaching has been kept as low as possible to make it available to candidates who need it most: those dedicated persons currently serving in low income positions as assistants in Montessori classrooms.

$ 3,551 if paid by Check or $3,651 if paid by credit card or payment plan

Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Early Childhood Education Birth through Kinder at Kennesaw State University

PAMS has offered Infant-Toddler (0 – 3) and Early Childhood (2.5 – 6) Montessori Teacher Education Programs at KSU since 2008.  Graduates of this undergraduate program qualify for Teacher Certification as Birth through Kinder Teachers by the Georgia State Professional Standards Commission (PSC).


Master of Education, (M.Ed.) in Early Childhood Education

PAMS has offered a Montessori, 2.5-6 Year Level, Master of Education in Early Childhood Education at Kennesaw State University since January, 2006.


PAMS Online Montessori Teacher Education Program

PAMS is currently developing an Online Early Childhood (2.5-6) Teacher Education Program.  Candidates who enroll in the Online Program will also complete a two semester supervised practicum with children in Montessori schools in order to fulfill PAMS and MACTE requirements. The PAMS Online Montessori Teacher Education Program is still under development and a start date in 2014 is currently expected.

PAMS Teacher Education Programs in the United States

Over the past 37 years, PAMS has offered Montessori Teacher Education Programs in Irvine, Malibu, Murrieta Springs, San Francisco, San Jose, Santa Rosa, and Vista, California; Denver, Colorado; Lincoln, Illinois; Bozeman, Emigrant and Lincoln, Montana; Atlanta, Fort Valley and Savannah, Georgia; Hilton Head Island, South Carolina; Hallandale and Miami Beach, Florida.

PAMS Teacher Education Programs Abroad

PAMS has offered Montessori Teacher Education Programs at its Center in Mexico City since the founding of the Society in 1973 (40 years).  PAMS also has prepared Montessori teachers in Ontario, Canada (2 years); San Jose, Costa Rica (20 years); Panama City, Panama (2 years); Lausanne, Switzerland (9 years); and Paris, France (4 years). Lectures and materials are provided in English in the U.S., in Spanish in Latin America and in French in France and Switzerland. PAMS Teacher’s Manuals have already been translated into Chinese, in preparation for serving students from China and Taiwan.