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Children’s House (3-6) Diploma Program

Satellite Location: Antigua, Guatemala

November 4, 2024 – December 20, 2025

Course delivered in Spanish

Director of Training: Veronica Burbano

Tuition: Central American Resident* $10,000 USD includes AMI membership / Non-Resident $13,200 plus AMI membership

*Central American countries include Guatemala, Honduras, Belize, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, or Panama, otherwise considered non-resident.

Program Highlights
    • Blended course delivery with live sessions at Antigua Montessori School
    • Course delivered in Spanish by native speaking AMI trainer
    • Complete the course in just 13 months
    • Special discounted tuition for Central American residents
    • USA degree options available

Antigua, Guatemala Satellite Location

We encourage you to submit your application and materials for admission to MTCNE as far in advance of the course start date as possible. Applications are considered in the order received on a space-available basis. Application reviews can take up to 3 weeks, thus the preferred application deadline is 1 month prior to the posted course start date.

Upon acceptance, a candidate reserves a place in the course with a non-refundable course deposit of $500.00.  Each Diploma Course is limited to a maximum of 25 student. When a course is filled, successful candidates may request placement on a waiting list and/or defer registration to the next course.

 

Criteria for Admission

Acceptance into the Montessori Training Center Northeast is based on the evaluation of the application packet and previous academic record. The educational minimum standard for the course is the completion of upper secondary school with a  minimum average G.P.A. of 70.0-79.0 (Good/B average) If schooling occured outside of Central America (a minimum of 3.0 G.P.A. using US scale is required). Exceptions are considered on an individual basis and will require an interview.

Acceptable forms of proof of high school graduation (completing upper secondary school) are:

  • Secondary School Diploma in Sciences and Letters
  • Certificate/Diploma – Completion of Technical/Vocational Secondary Education
  • Completion of Technical/Vocational Education in Teaching

Successful candidates will demonstrate qualifications and suitability for successful participation in the course, including:

  • Academic skills for success in a comprehensive and rigorous course of study
  • Clear oral and written communication
  • Capacities for organization, time management and attention to detail
  • Ability to collaborate within the community of the Center, its students and cooperating Montessori schools
  • Commitment to alternative education
  • The desire to support human development in positive and life-affirming directions
1. The candidate for admission must submit the following required documents to complete the applicant file:
  • Completed Application Form (APPLY NOW)
  • Application Materials
    • Employment history/resume If not included on the Application Form, Applicants should provide the names and addresses of employers, dates of employment, list of responsibilities. Include all relevant employment and experience in Montessori schools.
    • Writing Sample /autobiography – A personal essay in support of your application to the Montessori Training Center Northeast.
      • This essay should include: relevant personal & professional background information; experiences which influenced your decision to pursue the study of Montessori education; experiences which have prepared you for participation
        in this course. You may use the Autobiography to provide any other information to be considered in support of your candidacy. Additionally, please answer the following two questions: (These may be separate or incorporated into the Autobiography)
        Why do you want to take the Montessori Training?
        How did you first learn about the Montessori Training Center Northeast?
    • Official transcripts in sealed envelopes from each educational institution attended
    • Three letters of reference – Letters of reference must be written within three years of application date. Letters should include at least one professional reference; others may be personal or academic. The letters should reflect the writer’s knowledge and assessment of the applicant’s character, professional experience, and academic potential and, as applicable, interaction with children and aptitude for work in an alternative educational setting. Letters of reference must be sent directly from the writer via email to MTCNE using mtcneadmissions@crec.org.

The materials should be emailed to mtcneadmissions@crec.org or mailed to the address listed below. Applications are considered active upon receipt of all materials. No action will be taken on an application for admission until all required materials and the application fee are received.

2. An admission decision letter will be emailed to the candidate upon completion of the application evaluation.

The evaluation of a application file may take up to three (3) weeks

3. Candidate responds to admission decision.

If the application is accepted, a non-refundable registration fee of $500.00, payable to Capitol Region Education Council (CREC)-MTCNE is due within two weeks of the admission decision. The registration fee reserves a successful candidate’s place in the course and will be applied toward the course tuition balance. Making Payment.

Application materials may be mailed to:
CREC – MTCNE
The Atrium @ Gillette Ridge
1300 Hall Boulevard
Bloomfield, CT 06002

Tuition

Tuition is invoiced at the program’s outset.  Students have the option to either pay in full before the program commences or adhere to a payment schedule offered by MTCNE for added convenience.

Module I

Online Session #1:
November 4 – 8, 2024
M, T, W, Th, F | 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM CST

Onsite Session #1:
November 14 – December 21, 2024
M, T, W, Th, F, Sat | 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CST

Break: December 22, 2024 – April 16, 2025
Observations and Teaching Practice should be done during this time

Module II

Online Session #2:
April 17– June 5, 2025
Th | 5:00 – 7:30 PM CST

Onsite Session #2:
June 16 – 28, 2025
M, T, W, Th, F, Sat | 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CST

Break: Jun 29 – Sep 24, 2025
Observations and Teaching Practice should be done during this time

Module III

Online Session #3:
September 25– November 6, 2025
Th | 5:00 – 7:30 PM CST

Online Session #3:
November 10–26, 2025
M, T, W, Th | 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM CST

Module IV

Onsite Session #4:
December 1, 2025
M | 9:00 AM – 12:oo PM CST – Written Exams – Paper A

December 3, 2025
W | 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM CST – Written Exams – Paper B

Onsite Session #4:
December 4 – 13, 2025
M, T, W, Th, F, Sat | 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CST

December 15 –18, 2025
M, T, W, Th | Time TBD – Oral Exams

December 20, 2025  – Graduation

Please plan to attend one of the information sessions, as many questions about the program and/or coursework will be reviewed and discussed.  Each information session will be recorded and uploaded for viewing.  If you have a question that has not been addressed, please send your questions via email to mtcneinfo@crec.org and we will provide and answer.

If you have a question about the application or the admissions process, please email mtcneadmissions@crec.org.

Information Sessions
Application and Admissions

Antigua, Guatemala Satellite Location

We encourage you to submit your application and materials for admission to MTCNE as far in advance of the course start date as possible. Applications are considered in the order received on a space-available basis. Application reviews can take up to 3 weeks, thus the preferred application deadline is 1 month prior to the posted course start date.

Upon acceptance, a candidate reserves a place in the course with a non-refundable course deposit of $500.00.  Each Diploma Course is limited to a maximum of 25 student. When a course is filled, successful candidates may request placement on a waiting list and/or defer registration to the next course.

 

Criteria for Admission

Acceptance into the Montessori Training Center Northeast is based on the evaluation of the application packet and previous academic record. The educational minimum standard for the course is the completion of upper secondary school with a  minimum average G.P.A. of 70.0-79.0 (Good/B average) If schooling occured outside of Central America (a minimum of 3.0 G.P.A. using US scale is required). Exceptions are considered on an individual basis and will require an interview.

Acceptable forms of proof of high school graduation (completing upper secondary school) are:

  • Secondary School Diploma in Sciences and Letters
  • Certificate/Diploma – Completion of Technical/Vocational Secondary Education
  • Completion of Technical/Vocational Education in Teaching

Successful candidates will demonstrate qualifications and suitability for successful participation in the course, including:

  • Academic skills for success in a comprehensive and rigorous course of study
  • Clear oral and written communication
  • Capacities for organization, time management and attention to detail
  • Ability to collaborate within the community of the Center, its students and cooperating Montessori schools
  • Commitment to alternative education
  • The desire to support human development in positive and life-affirming directions
1. The candidate for admission must submit the following required documents to complete the applicant file:
  • Completed Application Form (APPLY NOW)
  • Application Materials
    • Employment history/resume If not included on the Application Form, Applicants should provide the names and addresses of employers, dates of employment, list of responsibilities. Include all relevant employment and experience in Montessori schools.
    • Writing Sample /autobiography – A personal essay in support of your application to the Montessori Training Center Northeast.
      • This essay should include: relevant personal & professional background information; experiences which influenced your decision to pursue the study of Montessori education; experiences which have prepared you for participation
        in this course. You may use the Autobiography to provide any other information to be considered in support of your candidacy. Additionally, please answer the following two questions: (These may be separate or incorporated into the Autobiography)
        Why do you want to take the Montessori Training?
        How did you first learn about the Montessori Training Center Northeast?
    • Official transcripts in sealed envelopes from each educational institution attended
    • Three letters of reference – Letters of reference must be written within three years of application date. Letters should include at least one professional reference; others may be personal or academic. The letters should reflect the writer’s knowledge and assessment of the applicant’s character, professional experience, and academic potential and, as applicable, interaction with children and aptitude for work in an alternative educational setting. Letters of reference must be sent directly from the writer via email to MTCNE using mtcneadmissions@crec.org.

The materials should be emailed to mtcneadmissions@crec.org or mailed to the address listed below. Applications are considered active upon receipt of all materials. No action will be taken on an application for admission until all required materials and the application fee are received.

2. An admission decision letter will be emailed to the candidate upon completion of the application evaluation.

The evaluation of a application file may take up to three (3) weeks

3. Candidate responds to admission decision.

If the application is accepted, a non-refundable registration fee of $500.00, payable to Capitol Region Education Council (CREC)-MTCNE is due within two weeks of the admission decision. The registration fee reserves a successful candidate’s place in the course and will be applied toward the course tuition balance. Making Payment.

Application materials may be mailed to:
CREC – MTCNE
The Atrium @ Gillette Ridge
1300 Hall Boulevard
Bloomfield, CT 06002

Tuition

Tuition is invoiced at the program’s outset.  Students have the option to either pay in full before the program commences or adhere to a payment schedule offered by MTCNE for added convenience.

Schedule
Module I

Online Session #1:
November 4 – 8, 2024
M, T, W, Th, F | 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM CST

Onsite Session #1:
November 14 – December 21, 2024
M, T, W, Th, F, Sat | 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CST

Break: December 22, 2024 – April 16, 2025
Observations and Teaching Practice should be done during this time

Module II

Online Session #2:
April 17– June 5, 2025
Th | 5:00 – 7:30 PM CST

Onsite Session #2:
June 16 – 28, 2025
M, T, W, Th, F, Sat | 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CST

Break: Jun 29 – Sep 24, 2025
Observations and Teaching Practice should be done during this time

Module III

Online Session #3:
September 25– November 6, 2025
Th | 5:00 – 7:30 PM CST

Online Session #3:
November 10–26, 2025
M, T, W, Th | 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM CST

Module IV

Onsite Session #4:
December 1, 2025
M | 9:00 AM – 12:oo PM CST – Written Exams – Paper A

December 3, 2025
W | 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM CST – Written Exams – Paper B

Onsite Session #4:
December 4 – 13, 2025
M, T, W, Th, F, Sat | 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CST

December 15 –18, 2025
M, T, W, Th | Time TBD – Oral Exams

December 20, 2025  – Graduation

Need Guidance?

Please plan to attend one of the information sessions, as many questions about the program and/or coursework will be reviewed and discussed.  Each information session will be recorded and uploaded for viewing.  If you have a question that has not been addressed, please send your questions via email to mtcneinfo@crec.org and we will provide and answer.

If you have a question about the application or the admissions process, please email mtcneadmissions@crec.org.


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