Teacher Training

Teacher Training Programs

At PCTE, we realize that adult learners have a lot to juggle — careers, family, friends, work, and the need for personal quality time and understand that students have different needs depending on their family situation, work responsibilities and career aspirations. Taking that under consideration, we offer flexible programs that can accommodate your busy schedule. We offer several schedule options to complete your training; you may choose the plan that is right for you.

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Summer Schedule

The course for each level has two parts: the academic phase and the practicum phase. All academic classes are held at the Princeton Montessori School. Students have access to a number of classrooms equipped with a complete array of Montessori learning materials. This unique feature of the program provides optimum learning experiences for each student teacher.

Credentials Granted

An AMS Full Credential is awarded to those who hold a college degree from an accredited college or university and have satisfactorily completed the Infant and Toddler, Early Childhood, Elementary I or Elementary I-II  PCTE teacher education program.

An AMS Associate Credential is awarded to those who do not hold a college degree and have satisfactorily completed either the Infant and Toddler or Early Childhood teacher education program. Upon completion of a bachelor’s degree, the candidate receives full certification. The associate certification satisfies the necessary qualifications to teach in a Montessori environment in a recognized Montessori program in most states.  AMS strongly encourages holders of the Associate credential to obtain a Bachelor’s degree within seven years of credentialing.


Infant / Toddler

The Infant and Toddler program prepares adults for working with young children from birth through 3 years of age in a variety of settings which include home, school, and daycare.


Early Childhood

The Early Childhood program prepares adults to educate 3-6 year old children in environments which are in keeping with the Montessori philosophy.

Early Childhood

Elementary I, I-II

There are two levels of Elementary Teacher Training:

  • The Elementary I (6-9 years) program prepares adults to teach children ages 6-9 in classrooms that are in keeping with the Montessori philosophy.
  • The Elementary II (9-12 years) program prepares adults to teach children ages 9-12 in classrooms that are in keeping with the Montessori philosophy.
Elementary I, I-II

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487 Cherry Valley Road
Princeton, New Jersey 08540