Graduates of each of our teacher education programs are awarded an American Montessori Society (AMS) Certificate, an internationally recognized credential. The AMS is a leading international member organization and advocate for quality Montessori education and teacher training. Successful graduates are qualified to teach children in Montessori environments around the world. Each program course is taught in English by international, credentialed staff, with respect for multilingual and multicultural environments.
Duhovka Institute offers Montessori teacher education and training in three locations: Prague (CZ), Amelia Island (Florida, USA) and Hamar (NOR). The Early Childhood and Elementary I-II hold Full Affiliate status with the American Montessori Society and are accredited by the Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education (MACTE).
Duhovka Montessori Teacher Training Institute
Montessori Teacher Trainings and Online Certificates
Adult Learner gain competencies to teach in a mixed age Montessori Early Childhood (2.5 – 6) classroom. The program is comprised of an Academic Phase with a minimum of 361 hours and a Practicum Phase with minimum of 540 hours. Adult learners undertake a practicum in an approved classroom under the supervision and guidance of an advisor.
Adult Learners gain competencies to teach in a mixed age Montessori Lower Elementary (6-9) or Upper Elementary (9-12) classroom. The program consists of Academic Phase with a minimum of 401/611 hours and a Practicum Phase with minimum of 1,080 hours. Adult learners undertake a practicum in the relevant level of Elementary Montessori classroom under the supervision and guidance of an advisor.
An online introduction to Montessori education and philosophy consisting of 40 hours of theoretical and practical classes. Individual modules allow you to explore the foundations of Montessori pedagogy. This compulsory, pre-requisite course is free for certificate program participants who do not hold an approved Early Childhood credential.
Quality and Tradition
All courses are led by AMS certified, dedicated Montessori teacher trainers with decades of experience working in Montessori environments around the world.
Fostering Growth and Development
Our instructors support adult learners on their own learning journey, encouraging curiosity and life long learning - key to the development of a Montessori Educator.
Encouraging Work-Life Balance
Montessori courses for adult learners are arranged with respect to their workload and personal engagements during the year.
Integrated Experience Based Learning
Blending theory and hands-on learning in carefully prepared Montessori environments, teacher development is supported in discussions, group work, online workshops and digital elements.
„My experience at Duhovka Institute was wonderful. I truly feel as though I left Duhovka with a genuine understanding for Montessori Philosophy. The instructors at Duhovka showed a true passion for teaching that was very inspiring. My experience at Duhovka helped me to not only grow as a teacher but also to grow as a person. I would highly recommend Duhovka institute to those who are looking to further their education or simply learn more about the Montessori Philosophy. “
„Duhovka has taught me that It is not only the classroom and materials that lay the foundation for a child’s development, but also the respect and peace that we share with each other and our environment. “
„The Duhovka Elementary training program transformed me as a teacher, gave me the opportunity to meet inspiring trainers and gave me outstanding support and mentoring. “
„Na kurzu Duhovka Elementary jsem se seznámila se základy montessori metodiky tak, abych je mohla používat v praxi. Potkala jsem se s velmi inspirativními lektory a zajímavými studenty, takže jsem se nemohla dočkat, až se budu moci vydat po cestě, kterou mi otevřeli. Být učitelem znamená vzdělávat se celý život a tento kurz byl víc než jen odrazovým můstkem. Nejen, že jsme dostali veškeré materiální podklady, ale zároveň podporu celého týmu i mimo dobu trvání kurzu, což je nenahraditelné. Celý trénink je navíc pojat velmi prakticky a vše je možné si vyzkoušet: Člověk si pak mnohem víc zapamatuje a cítí se jistý, když sám následně představuje lekce dětem.“
„I am proud to be part of a learning community that values the present and sees the potential of each child that walks through its doors. “
„Duhovka was wonderful. I have learnt so much about the Montessori educational system and it has opened a new door to me as a Montessori teacher. I recommend this training to anyone who wants to feel the spirit of the Montessori system. The trainers were exceptionally supportive and encouraging throughout the duration of the program.“
„Elementary training in Duhovka has been a great experience. The training takes what you know as a teacher, and what you've previously learned as a student and truly turns it into something special. I leave every training excited to get back into the classroom and teach the children what I've learnt. The training is always hand-on and engaging and the staff gives you great advice, they can answer any question, and they are very helpful. This is an experience that I would recommend to anybody. “
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The new 40 hour Early Childhood Overview Online Course is coming soon! The course consists of pre-recorded sessions with our Early Childhood Director Jennifer Varbanov as well as 6 hours live sessions and additional reading, videos and progress tracking options. The EC Overview is suitable for you…