Teacher Education

AMS Fees Registation

Students who wish to receive an AMS Early Childhood Credential upon successful completion of all course requirements, must pay a registration fee to AMS  to become a member of the organization.  This ensures that AMS opens a teacher education file for each student.  With their membership, each student receives the AMS magazine, Montessori Life, and reduced fees for AMS conferences. (AMS fee is $340)   *$40 fee will be charged for NSF cheques and declined credit cards.
LMS Montessori Teacher Education Program is registered as a private career college under the Private Career Colleges Act, 2005 and approved as a vocational program under the Private Career Colleges Act, 2005, offering the Montessori Early Childhood Course (for teaching 2 1/2 to 6 year old children). The program is affiliated by American Montessori Society, and fully accredited by MACTE (Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education).

Early Childhood Course Overview

The components of this course include Independent Study, Academic Phase, Practicum Phase and Final Evaluation. The Independent Study is comprised of reading and research on Montessori Principles and the Philosophy, followed by Preparation of Essays, Assigned Observations in Montessori Schools, with written reports are also included in this section.  The Academic Phase (312 total hours scheduled classes for lectures and material demonstrations, plus 22 hours for observations) includes lectures on Principles and Philosophy, Child Development, Classroom Management, demonstrations of Montessori materials and preparation of material albums.  The Practicum Phase (540 hours of paid or volunteer internship in a Montessori school) is a practice teaching experience which includes observations, assignments and evaluations by the Supervising Teacher and the Practicum Supervisor. The Final Evaluation includes Oral and Written Examinations and presentation of Year’s Research Project and Material Albums.

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  • Entrance Requirements

    Applicants must have a College diploma or University degree. Applicants with an Ontario Secondary School diploma, some post secondary education and relevant experience will also be considered. Applicants must be at least 20 years old. Preference will be given to those who have completed a University degree in a related field such as education, sociology or psychology.
  • Scholarships & Grants for Montessori Teacher Education Programs

    AMS offers scholarships every year for partial payment of tuition for AMS affiliated Montessori Teacher ed programs.  Go to and put Teacher Education Scholarships in the search, and you will pull up information on how to apply for these scholarships.  You can apply starting Feb. 1, 2022 for the 2022-2023 courses.  
    Canada has some grant programs and retraining programs which will pay for training.  For information on these, you can go to: which is a program to fund training for a new career for people who are not working, or working fewer hours than they want.  LMS Montessori Teacher Education Program is licensed as a private career college, so is one of the programs that people can choose to take under the second career program. 
    Canada-Ontario Job Grants:  The Canada-Ontario Job Grant (COJG) provides direct financial support to individual employers or employer consortia who wish to purchase training for their employees. It is available to small, medium and large businesses with a plan to deliver short-term training to existing and new employees.  Employers can apply to have their employees Montessori teacher ed programs paid for through COJG. 
  • Sexual Harassment Policy

    LMS Montessori Teacher Education Program Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment Policy
    1. Policy Application - This policy applies to all career college students of LMS Montessori Teacher Education Program.
    2. The Scope- The policy applies to complaints of sexual violence that have occurred on LMS Montessori Teacher Education Program’s career college campus or at one of our events and involve our students.
    3. Purpose and Intent - All of LMS Montessori Teacher Education Program’s career college students have a right to study in an environment free of sexual violence. This document sets out our policy on sexual violence involving our students, defines the prohibited behaviours and outlines our investigative process for sexual violence.
    4. Policy Objectives - LMS Montessori Teacher Education Program is committed to providing our students with an educational environment free from sexual violence and treating those students who report incidents of sexual violence with dignity and respect.
    To that end, LMS Montessori Teacher Education Program will provide a copy of the policy to our students, and educate them together with our career college management, employees, and contractors about this policy and how to identify situations that involve, or could progress into sexual violence against our students and how to reduce it.
    Where a complaint has been made, under this policy of sexual violence, LMS Montessori Teacher Education program will take all reasonable steps to investigate it, including as follows:
    a)     Providing on campus investigation procedures to students for sexual violence complaints.
    b)    Responding promptly to any complaint and providing reasonable updates to the complainant and the respondent about the status of the investigation;
    c)     Assisting students who have experienced sexual violence in obtaining counselling and medical care;
    d)    Providing students who have experienced sexual violence with appropriate academic and other accommodation; and
    e)    Providing students who have experienced sexual violence with information about reporting options as set out in Appendix 1.
    5. Definition of Sexual Violence - This policy prohibits sexual violence which manes any sexual act or act targeting a person’s sexuality, gender identity, or gender expression, whether the act is physical or psychological in nature, that is committed, threatened or attempted against a person without the person’s consent, and includes sexual assault, sexual harassment, stalking, indecent exposure, voyeurism, and sexual exploitation.
    6. Reporting and Responding to Sexual Violence - Students, faculty and staff of LMS Montessori Teacher Education Program will take all reasonable steps to prevent sexual violence involving our students on our career college campus or events by reporting immediately to Janice Mayhew, LMS Teacher Education Program Director, if our students have been subject to, or they have witnessed or have knowledge of sexual violence involving our students, or have reason to believe that sexual violence has occurred or may occur which involves our students.
    Subject to paragraph 7 below, to the extent it is possible, Janice Mayhew will attempt to keep all information disclosed confidential except in those circumstances she believes an individual is at imminent risk of self-harm, or of harming another, or there are reasonable grounds to believe that others on our campus or the broader community are at risk.
    LMS Montessori Teacher Education Program recognizes the right of the complainant to determine how her or his complaint will be dealt with. However, in certain circumstances, LMS Montessori Teacher Education Program may be required by law or its internal policies to initiate an internal investigation and/or inform police without the complainant’s consent, if it believes the safety of members of its campus or the broader community is at risk.
    A complainant seeking accommodation should contact Janice Mayhew, Director of LMS Montessori Teacher Education Program.
    7. Investigating Reports of Sexual Violence - A complaint of sexual violence may be filed under this policy, by any student of our career college, to Janice Mayhew in writing.
    A complainant may ask another person to be present during the investigation.
    Upon a complaint of alleged sexual violence being made, Janice Mayhew will initiate an investigation, including as follows:
    a)     Determining whether the incident should be referred immediately to police;
    b)    Determining what interim measures, if any, need to be taken during the investigation;
    c)     Meeting with the complainant to determine the date and time of the incident, the persons involved, the names of any person who witnessed the incident and a complete description of what occurred;
    d)    Interviewing the complainant, any person involved in the incident and any identified witnesses;
    e)    Interviewing any other person who may have knowledge of incidents related to the complaint or any other similar incidents;
    f)      Informing the respondent of the complaint, providing details of the allegations and giving the respondent an opportunity to respond to those allegations;
    g)     Providing reasonable updates to the complainant and the respondent about the status of the investigation; and
    h)    Determining what disciplinary action, if any, should be taken.
    8. Disciplinary Measures – If it is determined by LMS Montessori Teacher Education program that a student of our career college has been involved in sexual violence, immediate disciplinary or corrective action will be taken up to and including termination of employment of instructors or staff or expulsion of a student.
    In cases where criminal proceedings are initiated, LMS Montessori Teacher Education Program will assist police agencies, lawyers, insurance companies, and courts to the fullest extent.
    Where criminal and/or civil proceedings are commenced in respect of allegations of sexual violence, LMS Montessori Teacher Education Program may conduct its own independent investigation and make its own determination in accordance with its own policies and procedures.
    9. Making False Statements – It is a violation of this policy for anyone to knowingly make a false complaint of sexual violence or to provide false information about a complaint. Individuals who violate this policy are subject to disciplinary and/or corrective action, up to and including termination of employment of instructors or staff or expulsion of a student.
    10. Reprisal – It is a violation of this policy to retaliate or threaten to retaliate against a complainant who has brought forward a complaint of sexual violence, provided information related to a complain or otherwise been involved in the complaint investigation process.
    11. Review – This policy will be reviewed 3 years after it is first implemented.
    12. Collection of Student Data – LMS Montessori Teacher Education Program shall collect and be prepared to provide upon request by the Superintendent of Private Career Colleges such data and information as required according to Subsections 32.2 (8), (9), and (10) of Schedule 5 of the Private Career Colleges Act, 2005 as amended.
    13. Resources – Appendix 1 lists provincial rape crisis centres which could be provided as resources.
    Appendix 1
    Canadian Association of Sexual Assault Centres, Ontario
    Assaulted Women’s Helpline, Toll free: 1-866-863-0511         TTY: 416-364-8762
    Francais – Fem aide, Toll free: 1-866-860-7082
    Sexual Assault/ Domestic Violence Treatment Centres:
    Local-   Sexual Assault Crisis Centre of Essex County,   Crisis: 519-253-9667  
  • Job Opportunities

    The need for Montessori teachers continues to grow all over the world and notification of teaching opportunities worldwide will be provided for all of our students.
  • Early Childhood Course Schedule

    Our Early Childhood hybrid courses commence March 29, 2022 with weekly online classes for Montessori philosophy, class leadership and child development, followed by 4 weeks of on-site classes in July/Aug, 2022 and finishing with online classes Sept. 2022 – Feb. 2023. All phases of work for the course must be completed before final examinations.  The Practicum portion of the course may be undertaken at any Montessori school and arrangements for practicum are the responsibility of the adult learner. Assistance will be given in making contact to arrange the practicum placement.
    *Additional questions? Please contact Janice Mayhew at
  • Application Procedures

    All applicants must complete the enclosed application and return it with a deposit cheque of $500 Canadian and 3 post-dated cheques. Please include a current resume stating all education and experience, along with two character references (at least one should be from someone who has seen you working with or caring for children). Once applicants have been accepted to the course, they must arrange for official University or College transcripts to be sent directly to Lakeview Montessori Teacher Education Program at Lakeview Montessori School. A police clearance is also required for each student.
  • Payment Schedule

    The cost of the course is $6000 and will be paid as follows: A $500 Canadian deposit must be handed in with the course registration form. The post-dated cheque schedule is as follows: the first term payment of $2000 is to be dated for March 29, 2022; the second term payment of $2000 must be dated May 5, 2022 and a third term payment of $2000 is to be dated September 5, 2022.
  • Course Fees

    Early Childhood Diploma $6000 Canadian (includes lectures and Practicum supervision. Also includes $100 fee for student manual and textbooks).

    NOTE: Practicum Supervision outside the city of Windsor will be subject to an additional mileage fee for visits.

    *$40 fee will be charged for NSF cheques and declined credit cards.