Training Center

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Here at MISD, our mission is to train teachers in the Montessori method, an incredible philosophy of education originated by Dr. Maria Montessori over a century ago. Dr. Montessori believed that children are travelers on a limitless journey of self-creation, and that our role as educators is to gently guide them through this self-directed process.

But although the choice to learn, grow, and develop ultimately must originate with the child, setting up the circumstances in which this can best occur is a beautiful and complex art. At MISD, we teach you that art. We train knowledgeable, idealistic professionals, who are prepared in all ways to embark on a rewarding career in Montessori education.

You might enjoy our recently recorded webinar featuring a global panel of nine MISD graduates. Topics include:

  • What is it really like to work as a Montessori educator?
  • Tips for success in the job market
  • Advice for prospective AMI trainees
  • Public Montessori schools
  • Inclusive Education career paths
  • Employment abroad
  • Social justice

View Alumni Panel Recording

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MACTE Accreditation

Our AMI training programs at the Primary and Elementary levels are now accredited by the Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education (MACTE)!

Early Childhood Education (ECE) Units

We are pleased to announce a new partnership with the University of San Diego which enables current students, as well as alumni, to count their MISD Assistants to Infancy or Primary training towards the 12 Early Childhood Education (ECE) units required to work in a licensed preschool facility in the State of California.

Download this document for more information.

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“It truly is an incredible gift to study here. The year I spent at the Montessori Institute of San Diego was one of the best of my life and I have no doubt it will be the same for all future generations of MISD trainees.” – Lauren, Primary class of 2012