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Mid-America Montessori Teacher Training Institute is currently transitioning to the University of Nebraska at Kearney.

Mid-America Montessori Teacher Training Institute is designed to prepare the student teacher to enter a Montessori classroom ready to approach the child in a sensitive, positive manner.

The Mid-America Montessori Teacher Training Institute offers Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education (MACTE) accredited and American Montessori Society (AMS) affiliated Infant-Toddler, Early Childhood, Elementary I and Elementary I-II training in blended (online/on-campus) and on-campus intensive programs.

Launched in 1960, the American Montessori Society (AMS) was the first and largest organization to support Montessori in America.  AMS is a national, not-for-profit, non-discriminatory association dedicated to promoting quality Montessori education for all children.  AMS national headquarters is located in New York City.

As a student teacher enrolled in the Mid-America Montessori Teachers Training Institute, you will be teamed with an experienced Montessori teacher in an approved classroom site. Most importantly, you’ll learn strategies to support and facilitate each child’s development during these special wonder years.

Montessori teachers promote the development of autonomous, competent, caring, responsible individuals, not merely children with the “right” answers. Dr. Montessori’s developmentally appropriate approach is designed to fit each child, in lieu of making each child fit the program. As a Montessori teacher, you will foster the maximum development of each child’s abilities, setting the stage as a multi-faceted resource person and aid to life.

The Mid-America Montessori Teachers Training Institute was established in 1972 to help meet the growing demand for Montessori teachers. Located in the center of the United States, Omaha offers the student many outstanding features: the theater, symphony, children’s museum, ballet and opera. It is the home of the world-famous Boys Town, Henry Doorly Zoo and much, much more.

The Mid-America Montessori Teacher Training Institute’s programs are currently located at 12344 Pacific Street, Omaha, NE.  You are encouraged to call our office to schedule a tour of our infant, toddler, early childhood, and elementary learning classrooms, prior to classes beginning.

As a student teacher enrolled in the Mid-America Montessori Teachers Training Institute, you will be teamed with an experienced Montessori teacher in an approved classroom site. Most importantly, you’ll learn strategies to support and facilitate each child’s development during these special wonder years.

Montessori teachers promote the development of autonomous, competent, caring, responsible individuals, not merely children with the “right” answers.  Dr. Montessori’s developmentally appropriate approach is designed to fit each child, in lieu of making each child fit the program.  As a Montessori teacher, you will foster the maximum development of each child’s abilities, setting the stage as a multi-faceted resource person and aid to life.

The educational philosophy of Dr. Maria Montessori enables you to become a facilitator during the most critical period of learning for the child. By providing children with an environment that nurtures their growth, you will challenge their ability to question, discover, process, and reason. From your guidance, children will become mature and live meaningful personal and professional lives.

Aside from the wonderful opportunity to develop, motivate, and challenge the lives of children, degreed Early Childhood specialists and Montessori certified teachers will continue to be in high demand through the 2020’s.  Despite the fact that Montessori schools have been multiplying faster than any other category of school, three out of four communities are still without a Montessori school in their midst.  Established Montessori schools are expanding and public schools are increasingly recruiting Montessori certified teachers in response to our nation’s heightened involvement in Early Childhood Education and alternative educational approaches for elementary education.

Job openings for Montessori certified teachers outnumber the teachers available better than two to one.