Montessori Teachers College Sacramento (MTCS) provides the Northern California region with a Certified Montessori Teacher Education Program that maintains the highest standards of instruction and scholarship, while promoting a comprehensive pedagogy built around Montessori philosophy and curriculum. MTCS shares a beautiful campus at 8842 Williamson Drive with Elk Grove Montessori School, an established Montessori school that has served the community of Elk Grove for over 30 years. Elk Grove Montessori is a school for children from toddler through six years of age.
MTCS was created in 2021 out of an abundant need to offer a quality Teacher Education Program to the educators of young children in the Sacramento region and beyond. The closest TEP programs are 56, 84 and 96 miles away from our site. The local need for Montessori trained teachers, coupled with the desire to offer children in our community the beauty that is Montessori, fostered the creation of the program.
The goal of this Teacher Education Program is to provide quality instruction to those individuals wishing to become Montessori teachers and, further, to provide instruction in an atmosphere of inspiration, helpfulness, sincerity, and respect for the individual. The Montessori Teacher College serves those seeking to work with children in a Montessori environment.
The program is built around the practices and philosophy of Maria Montessori, providing a nurturing environment to develop order, independence, coordination and concentration to all students, while providing an enriching and creative outlet to foster a lifelong love of learning. To provide complete and fully accredited courses in Montessori Teacher Education through the Montessori Teacher College Sacramento, Early Childhood (2 ½ -6) for a total of 30 EDUC units.
To provide introductory courses in Early Childhood (2 ½ -6) Education for persons who wish to work toward the 12 unit requirement to become a fully qualified teacher as required by the California State Department of Social Services - Community Care Licensing Division. (12 EDUC units)