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Montessori Training Norway

Elementary I (6-9 years) - Hamar, Norway

Our Elementary I Teacher Education Program prepares the Adult Learner for their role as a Montessori guide in a mixed-age classroom (6-9). The program introduces the fundamentals of Elementary Montessori Education in two components:

  • an Academic Phase, with a minimum of 401 academic hours (in-class and online)
  • a Practicum Phase, with a minimum of 1080 hours, spanning a full academic year

Graduates will earn an Elementary I credential from the American Montessori Society. 


June 25, 2022 enrollment

We are currently accepting new Adult Learners. Please contact us for more information at [javascript protected email].


Program Description

Academic phase

The academic phase comprises of 401 hours. 

Class work will include a combination of presentation, theory and hands on experience during supervised lab work and is complemented with distance learning courses. The academic part of the program is taught within these areas:

  • Montessori Philosophy and Theory (16 hrs)
  • Child Development (16 hrs)
  • Math (44 hrs)
  • Geometry and Fractions (28 hrs)
  • Language Arts (57 hrs)
  • Practical Life (12 hrs)
  • Humanities - Art, Music, Drama and Movement (36 hrs)
  • All Sciences are taught through presentations, discussions, charts, timelines, experiments, stories and The Great Lessons. Natural Sciences include Chemistry and Physics, Earth Science, Geography, History, Botany and Zoology (96 hrs)
  • Management for Montessori Teachers (24 hrs)
  • Curriculum Design (20 hrs)
  • FLL - Foreign Language Learning (24 hrs)
  • Practicum Seminar (16 hrs)
  • Independent Study - Yearlong Project (12 hrs)

Practicum phase

Practicum experience is crucial for the transformation of a Montessori teacher. The Practicum can be done in a classroom with a Supervising Teacher or Self Directed. Observations and discussions with our experienced Field Supervisor will give the Interns support as they work toward Practicum completion. Two major projects are developed during the Practicum.

The Practicum consists of at least 1080 hours during a minimum of 1 school year in a classroom fulfilling AMS standards.

Early Childhood Overview

The Early Childhood Overview course is a compulsory pre-requisite to the Elementary I course for participants who do not hold a credential from an internationally recognized Early Childhood (2.5 - 6) course (AMS, AMI, or other MACTE accredited).


Application Fee EUR 60 NOK 600 This non-refundable fee covers the costs of the application process and associated paperwork.
Tuition EUR 6,700 NOK 67,000

Tuition fee covers:

  • Over 400 hours of Instruction
  • Field Supervision during Practicum year
  • Ongoing support 
  • Professional fees
  • Refreshments

The fee is payable in 2 installments.

Manuals EUR  NOK  Complete set of course manuals - according to real cost of the manuals and exchange rate. The full set costs around USD 900.
Early Childhood Overview Course EUR 200 NOK 2,000 This course is a required pre-requisite for the Elementary I course for Adult Learners who do not possess a credential from an AMS/AMI/NCME or other MACTE accredited Early Childhood program.

Level Director - Judith Luman

judith-luman.jpgJudy graduated from the University of South Florida in Business Management and from Barry University in Elementary Education with a concentration in Montessori Education. She then earned a Specialist degree from Barry University in Early Childhood Education, with a concentration in Montessori Education. She also completed the Education Leadership certification program at the University of North Florida.

Judy began her career at Amelia Island Montessori School. She taught for 15 years in a 6-9 classroom and 5 years in a 9-12 classroom. She has taught for Barry University and other Training Centers in the United States and abroad. 

Judy earned her 6-9 credential and 9-12 credential at North Carolina Center Montessori Teacher Education Program. Judy completed an AMS and MACTE credential program at the 3-6 level and holds (2) AMS credentials at the 6 - 12 level. She is the Methodologist of Montessori Education for Duhovka Montessori Elementary Schools and Director of Duhovka Montessori Teacher Education Program - Elementary levels.




Application process

Thanks to the significant interest in our training programs, Duhovka Montessori is pleased to confirm the training dates listed above. To make sure you secure your registration contact us as soon as possible.

To begin the application process please contact us at the email address provided. This will initiate your registration.

We look forward to getting to know more about you and will guide you through the process outlined below. Your application will be assessed based on the criteria below. You will be notified of your acceptance to the program by email.

You are welcome to contact us with questions or requests for more information.


  1. Contact us on [javascript protected email]. You will receive the Application package containing an application and the Adult Learner Handbook

  2. We will contact you for a short interview on your motivation to join and accomplish the training. The interview can be done in person, via Skype or by an email exchange.

  3. Submit the registration fee and the following documents:

    1. Signed application

    2. Motivation letter

    3. Current resume

    4. Scan of your university transcript

  4. You will be informed of your acceptance once you have satisfied the admission criteria


Admission criteria

  1. A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree*

  2. Demonstrate a minimum English level of B2 as per the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages

  3. Your motivation for applying to the training program in your motivation letter and interview

  4. Upon satisfying the admission criteria the applicants will be accepted based on a first-come-first-served basis


* For the Early Childhood course level only: Graduates who have earned a secondary level (high school) diploma, a GED, or the international equivalent thereof, but have not earned a bachelor’s degree are awarded an Associate credential for that level.

Teachers with an Associate Early Childhood credential are eligible for upgrade to an AMS Early Childhood credential upon completing the bachelor’s degree requirement.


Adult Learner's experience

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Duhovka Montessori Teacher Education Programs Early Childhood and Elementary are affiliated by the American Montessori Society and accredited by MACTE

Duhovka Montessori Teacher Education Program holds Full Affiliate status for its Early Childhood and Elementary I-II teacher education courses with the American Montessori Society through the year 2020.
Duhovka Montessori Teacher Education Program holds accredited status for its Early Childhood and Elementary I-II teacher education certification programs from the Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education (MACTE) through the year 2020.
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