Maria Montessori Teacher Training Center

AMS Distinguished Dissertation of the Year

Our very own esteemed Director, Rebecca Keith, received the 2015 Distinguished Dissertation of the Year award from the American Montessori Society for her doctoral dissertation.  This is an incredible achievement and honor.  The title of her winning dissertation is “Learning As Development: Reflections of Former Montessori Students”. Congratulations Rebecca!

Wisdom of the Elders Award Recipient

We are so pleased to announce that Rebecca Keith, the MMTTC Director, has been selected as a recipient of the 2015 Wisdom of the Elders Award, given by the Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education (MACTE).  This is an incredible recognition of her accomplishments and contributions to the Montessori community.  Rebecca will be honored in a ceremony at the 4th Annual MACTE Symposium on December 5th, 2015.  Her lifetime of leadership in the Montessori community, as well as her work with teachers and children, will be highlighted. Many, many congratulations Rebecca!

Our Mission

The mission of the MMTTC is to offer high quality teacher education courses that provide an in-depth study of Montessori’s concepts and philosophy of education, her unique psychological insights into the child and the ways in which they can be effectively implemented in the classroom.

The goal of the Primary Course (2 ½ – 6) is to create transformed adults who will be sensitive and effective practitioners and creators of a Montessori environment, empathetic advisors to parents and enthusiastic representatives of the Montessori method, informing the general public about Maria Montessori’s methodology and goal for human progress toward peaceful coexistence. In this manner we can best serve the needs of the child. To best transmit Dr. Montessori’s principles, we are guided by this quotation from Education and Peace:

We must develop the spiritual life of man and organize humanity for peace.


Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE)

The MMTTC has received approval to operate from the State of California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (“BPPE”). An approval to operate means the BPPE has determined and certified that the institution meets the minimum standards for integrity, financial stability, and educational quality, including offering of bona fide instruction by qualified faculty and the appropriate assessment of students’ achievement prior to, during and at the end of its programs. For more information about the BPPE, please visit

2015 Annual Report for BPPE
MMTTC School Performance Fact Sheet 
Salary and Wage information for Montessori Professionals
Job Classifications in the Field