We grant, to the UMA graduate, full certification as lead teacher in a Montessori primary classroom, in the United States and worldwide. Our graduates have had excellent success in securing employment, due to the global demand for well-trained Montessori educators. We recommend that you research individual hiring needs and practices in your community, to reassure your success for employment.
UMC-Ghana is an independent Montessori organization. Since 2015, we have provided Montessori teacher training and certification for the primary-age level. UMC-Ghana is a member of Northwest Career Colleges Federation, the voice of private career colleges and schools. UMC-Ghana has served on the board and is a long-standing member of the Pacific Northwest Montessori Association. UMC-Ghana is also an approved provider for Independent and Public School Districts in the USA, to train teachers for teacher certification in the Montessori method.
This is not a requirement, however, there is no substitute for “hands on” experience. We highly recommend that you seek an internship, assistant, or volunteer position in a Montessori classroom setting while participating in the UMA program. This allows you to experience and put into immediate practice your written training.
No, it is not the norm.
This is not the norm, although it does happen. Any Montessori school or organization claiming exclusivity is, unfortunately, out of harmony with the Montessori community at large. Our code of ethics encourages our graduates to respect and support any organization that advocates the true principles of Montessori.