Below is the general schedule each MITEE Cohort will follow.

Adult Learners attend classes from 8 am-5 pm during residency Monday- Saturday.

Academic PhaseThe Academic phase consists of 5 months of online learning courses followed by a 2 ½ week summer residency.

Online Learning:
The program starts the third week of January,

Once a week class meeting during this time AND approximately 10 hours of classwork weekly.

Residency dates may fluctuate but will generally start the Monday after July 4th.

The academics portion is a rigorous, classroom intensive program. This period of study occurs both online and in person and includes lectures, demonstrations, discussions, workshops and practice/lab sessions. Adult learners will develop detailed manuals of theory and lesson plans in each curriculum area and practice individual lesson presentations. This is a demanding and highly rewarding segment of the MITEE program.

Classes held in residency begin at 8am and end at 5pm with a one-hour lunch break.

Practicum YearMinimum 3 hours/day, 5 mornings/week for the duration of the 9-month academic year (September-May following residency).

(On-site evaluation visits by Field Consultants will be required for candidates engaged in a Supervised Practicum: 3 for Early Childhood and 4 for Infant & Toddler. 4-5 on-site evaluation visits may be required for those involved in a self-directed Practicum.) Candidates will also have to attend a meeting once a month.

Celebration of Knowledge: If all work and practicum requirements have been met, graduation follows the end of the Practicum Phase.

The student teaching Practicum provides students a real-world classroom experience under the direct supervision of a qualified Montessori educator at a qualified and accredited Montessori school.

Alongside this Practicum, adult learners connect throughout the year to refresh and gain new skills and to come together to discuss the practical applications of what they have learned in their classroom setting.

Schedule of Tuition, Fees and Other Charges

Tuition: $7,250 (Infant & Toddler), $7,950 (Early Childhood)
Professional fees $416 ($176 MACTE, $240 AMS)

Application fee (postmarked on or before Nov. 1) $  250 (non-refundable)
Application fee (postmarked after Nov. 1) $350 (non-refundable)

Other Charges (if applicable)
Self-Directed Practicum fee (if no Supervising Teacher) $300
Continuum fee (if coursework not completed by deadline) $400 (annually)
Each Practicum visit (beyond those required) $135

• For Practicum sites that are outside of a 50-mile radius from MITEE, the cost of transportation and lodging (if required) must be assumed by the adult learner. Practicum visits, after the initial visit, may be done virtually if necessary.
• Tuition payment options are available.
• Fees do not include required books and supplies estimated to cost approximately $500.
• American Montessori Society offers Teacher Education Scholarships for enrolled adult learners. Visit for more details.