Welcome to Montessori Live!
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Montessori Live Announcement
Montessori Live will discontinue the Florida Charter School discount program effective September 1, 2014.
The 2014 Course Listings!
We have made it even easier to see what courses are being offered below! Now select the tabs with the date listed to see which courses are being offered as well as links to their descriptions!
Montessori Live Announcement
Montessori Live is proud to announce that it is the most advanced Montessori distance education program! Click on the photo to learn more about our course upgrades and our video library upgrades!
Montessori Live Announces New Programs of Study
In addition to our MACTE accredited Elementary I certification program, Montessori Live now offers programs of study in Early Childhood educator certification and Elementary I-II educator certification.


Montessori Live Announces New Programs of Study

Posted on 05 Jan 2014
Montessori Live is proud to announce two new programs of study! Participants can begin enrolling in the online component of all programs as soon as the next cohort, which begins January 10th! Email us at registrar@montessorilive.org for more information or check out the links below! I

Montessori Live is upgrading our software!

Posted on 30 Dec 2013
Hello everyone, This is just a notice to let you know that on Tuesday at 5 p.m., December 31st, Montessori Live will be upgrading its installations of WizIQ and Moodle to the latest versions. Courses will be unavailable to participants until Thursday at 5 p.m., January 2nd. Please ens
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  • What is Montessori Live?

    Montessori Live is a web-based training program, designed to support educators through training as well as throughout professional careers. Montessori Live offers professional development credit and MACTE certification pograms. In addition, the online video lesson library is for our members at any time, in any time zone.
  • What is the Sarasota University affiliation?

    Beginning in September 2013, students have the option to complete the Montessori Live elementary certification program and work toward a master’s degree in Montessori Education. School leaders can now complete a master’s degree in Montessori Leadership. Montessori Live is an adult-centered, affordable option for Montessori training and is one of the first blended online and face-to-face programs for teacher training in the international Montessori community.
  • Does Montessori Live offer student loans?

    Unfortunately Montessori Live does not, at this time, offer student loans. We are a pay as you go program. We recommend that you check out alternative loan programs.
  • Can I sign up for the Video Library?

    Our video library is only open to those who hold a valid Montessori certification.
  • Can I get a library membership without having certification?

    Unfortunately we no longer offer individual library membership to those who do not meet the requirements of having a valid Montessori certification.
  • How are the courses formatted?

    While each course is different the basic components of each course are as follows: 1. Viewing the videos, which consists of approx. 2-2.5 hours a week 2. Forum discussions, which consist of approx. 1 hour a week 3. Weekly one hour chats 4. Weekly written assignments 5. Readings, material making, and/or lesson/classroom observations.* This depends on the course.
  • Are the weekly chats recorded?

    Recordings of the chats are available for members of the course and we encourage all students to participate in the live chats whenever possible. In cases where a student cannot make a live chat, the recording serves as a make up for that student. These recordings are not disseminated or used outside of the course.


  • "Thank you for making videos viewable on my iPhone. I haven't taken a class in awhile, but now my struggles are over! I may even take more than one class at a time now that I am incredibly portable. I've got my class in my pocket! I'm so excited. Can you tell?"
  • "Thanks Dr. Czaja, I truly enjoyed this course and have developed a new understanding of the Montessori methodology. This course has also reinvigorated my love for educating the whole child."
    Latatia R
  • Dr. Czaja was so kind and made me feel special and I thank him for that.  I feel that I have a problem with my writing, but Dr. Czaja made me feel like I wrote beautifully.  He made me feel good about my writing for the first time in my life.  Thanks so much, I look forward to having you as my instructor (almost said teacher, but in Montessori we do not say that) again.
    Donna B.
  • "By having a deeper understanding about Montessori philosophy I am more confident in my Montessori knowledge."
  • "The information about motivation and perceived control will influence how I teach in the future."
  • "It is my desire to take the best training possible in order to become an educator at the elementary level. I believe I have found the best training with Montessori Live."

Associations and Affiliations

United States Distance Learning Accreditation MACTE Accredited

United States
Distance Learning

Montessori Accreditation
Council for Teacher Education

In 2011, Montessori Live received accreditation by MACTE (Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education). MACTE is recognized internationally in both public and private sectors of the Montessori community as well as by the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC) and National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). For more information about our MACTE accreditation Click Here