In addition to teacher training, MTCNE offers consulting services to Montessori education programs, including workshops for parents, staff and alumni. Speakers and consultants are available for most any need; some examples are described below. Call MTCNE at 860-509-3650 for pricing and availability.
Teaching Workshops – Workshops for teachers cover the gamut, from material making to progress reports. Workshops for teaching assistants review the theory and principles of Montessori, including shared responsibilities and how to appropriately
assist the teacher throughout the classroom.
Continuing Education – A variety of continuing education opportunities are available for Montessori teachers from the Montessori Training Center of New England. Please contact the Center for more information. One such opportunity for alumni of the Center who have earned their AMI Diplomas is the chance to audit any of our lecture series as refreshers and to keep up-to-date on advances in the Montessori philosophy and
Parent Workshops – Montessori experts from the Montessori Training Center of New England are available to provide overviews of the Montessori philosophy to parents, including integrating the philosophy in the home. Workshops may also be about specific topics, such as reading and writing in the Montessori classroom.
Support Staff Workshops – Beyond the classroom, staff members in
Montessori programs should be aware of the role they play in the students’ education. These workshops provide concrete examples of how to incorporate the Montessori
philosophy in all student interactions.
Administrator Workshops – Administrators, too, may want to consider working with MTCNE consultants on such topics as matching Montessori with the state curriculum requirements.
Cooperative Programs – Through MTCNE's collaboration with the University of Hartford, students may apply to receive graduate credit for the Primary training toward a Master of Education Degree in Early Childhood Education with a concentration in Montessori and/or a Connecticut State Teaching Certification. Students completing the AMI Primary course can be eligible for a Connecticut State Teaching Certificate in Public Montessori Teaching. Eligible candidates need to have a bachelor's degree, pass the Praxis/PBST exam and complete four additional courses if not part of their exisiting transcripts.