Training Educators for 10 Years!
Established in 2005, Montessori Live is the most advanced Montessori distance education provider! Click on the photo to learn more about our courses and certificate programs.
MACTE Accredited Programs
We offer MACTE accredited Elementary I and II certification programs, We also offer programs of study in Early Childhood educator and Montessori Leadership certification as well. All our courses are available for professional development training.
State of the Art Distance Learning Environment
Montessori Live has contracted with MoodleRooms to provide a state-of-the-art distance learning environment for our online learners.
Earn an MS in Montessori Education
Providing online distance professional development and certification training to Montessori educators since 2005.
Learn Online. You Set the Pace.
Professional Development students are welcome. You decide which courses you want to take, and only pay as you go!
Pay Per Course. No Long Term Contracts.
No long term contracts! Pay for courses as you take them. Take as many or as few courses as you like, when you like. (Certification programs do have overall time limits)
Montessori Pedagogy
Receive the best online, distance learning training in the Montessori Method of teaching from some of the most experienced and qualified Montessori educators in the world.

Fall Residency, October 24-28, 2015
(Enrollment opens on September 1)

Face-to-Face Fall Residency (5 days - EC, EI)Face-to-Face Fall Residency

Don't forget to check out the current schedule, chat schedule, and tuition schedule!

  • 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?

    Program under review. No details at this time.
  • 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.
  • What is our Mission Statement?

    Montessori Live Educator Training Program serves the global community as an institution that provides affordable and reasonable access to education on methodologies and best practices developed from Dr. Maria Montessori’s educational theories. It is through the commitment of our faculty and student educators that more children will benefit from humanist and constructivist education. Purposes and Objectives for Montessori Live: 1. Facilitate a high quality, educator-training program that fully represents the complete array of “best practices” of the Montessori educational method. 2. Provide Montessori educators and institutions on a worldwide basis a repository of data and resources on best practice and continuing professional development. 3. Ensure that accessibility to Montessori educational training is not limited to just urban population centers but serves a more global population. 4. Administer programs conveniently scheduled to accommodate increased personal and professional responsibilities of today’s modern adults. 5. Provide a fiscal and managerial framework that facilitates affordable tuition requirements and reduces other burdens of cost including geographical relocation.
  • What is Montessori Live's Institutional Structure?

    Montessori Live Educator Training Program Inc. is the official name of the Program. Montessori Live is governed by a board of directors. Montessori Live has applied for 501(c)(3) non-profit educational status. Montessori Live is MACTE accredited for Elementary I. The Early Childhood and Elementary II programs, as of July 2014, are applicants in good standing with MACTE. This status in not way determines the outcome of the accreditation decision by MACTE. Board of Directors as of June 12, 2014: President: Sander Feldman Vice President: Henry Bright Treasurer: Henry Bright Secretary: Patty Meringer Board Member: Marcella Coyne Board Member: Nicole Smith Office Staff: Executive Director: Kym Elder, Ed.D. Registrar & Director of Finance: Jenifer Baehr Director of Marketing and Web Services: Matthew Minton
  • What is the candidate to instructor ratio?

    The candidate to instructor ratio is no more than 15:1. Our average course size is usually 10-12 participants.


MoodleRooms is Down

Posted on 31 Aug 2015
The Moodlerooms service is experiencing server access problems resulting in a “web page not found” error message. Students will not be able to access their courses until this issue is resolved. We have little information about this issue or when it is expected to be correc

Employment Opportunity

Posted on 12 Aug 2015
August 10, 2015. Shining Stars Montessori Academy PCS in Washington, DC is searching for a teacher’s assistant.  You may view the job posting for this position. The education and experience level for this position includes: Bachelor’s degree preferred Current First Aid and CPR Certifi

Employment Opportunity

Posted on 23 Jul 2015
South Walton Montessori Academy is currently seeking a trained Upper Elementary Lead Teacher for the 2015/16 school year. The ideal candidate will be self motivated, a team player, have a good attitude, and a willingness to learn our specific culture. Good communication skills and dep


  • "Dr. Paul Czaja is an amazing professor. I felt honored to take this course from someone with a vast knowledge of the Montessori Method. I sincerely hope I am able to take another course taught by him. Thank you for providing me with this online learning experience."
  • "This course (Foundations of Montessori Philosophy) has changed my life and work with children. Thank you! Dr.Czaja, I can't wait to meet you and talk to you. It was great watching the chats. This course has helped me more than any other educational course I have taken in my life and it was because it was all about the children and for the children."
  • “I want to take a moment to thank Dr. Paul Czaja and Montessori Live for allowing me the privilege of completing this course. I cannot thank you enough for everything you have taught me and for your gracious support!”
  • "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


mactereflect 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