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Montessori Training Norway

elementary_2.pngDuhovka Montessori Teacher Education Program

Hamar, Norway

Established in 2012, Duhovka Montessori Teacher Education Program honors the pedagogical methods and principles developed by Dr. Maria Montessori. 

Our Teaching Sites in Prague, Czech Republic and Amelia Island, Florida, USA are affiliated by the American Montessori Society and accredited by MACTE.

All programs prepare our Adult Learners for a successful career as a Montessori guide. Our courses are taught in English, by international, credentialed staff, with respect for multilingual and multicultural environments. 

In Summer 2019 we are starting our 3rd training location in Hamar, Norway. 


Course Outline

The program is comprised of an academic and practicum phase. Each level has a specific schedule of courses and required hours. Two or three summer sessions are supplemented by additional seminars through the school year. Subject manuals are created during training, and two required projects are done during the practicum phase.


Coursework  includes a combination of lecture, presentation, and supervised practice sessions. Assignments are done individually and in small groups. The academic part of the program includes some online learning components. 


The valuable practicum phase offers a guided experience, during which the Adult Learner combines their academic knowledge, including philosophy and methodology, with practical class experience. These components synthesize to develop a competent and talented Montessori guide. 




Bambini Montessoribarnehage


Sangenveien 51
2315 Hamar


Hamar Montessoriskole


Jessnesvegen 38 
2315 Hamar



Judith Luman - DMTEP Program Director, Elementary Level Director

  • 25 years Elementary classroom experience
  • Ed.S., Early Childhood Education
  • M.Ed., Elementary Education
  • AMS credentials 6-12
  • Education Leadership, University of North Florida
  • Adjunct Professor, Barry University, FL

Jennifer Varbanov - Norway Site Director, Early Childhood Level Director

  • 20 years of Montessori experience
  • Vice Chairman of Norwegian Montessori Association
  • BA in Art History 
  • AMS credential 2.5-6
  • MMUN teacher certification

Our Programs

early childhood
Elementary I (6-9)
elementary I-II

Program benefits

  • Quality - Programs follow all quidelines of American Montessori Society and MACTE for Teacher Education. Instructors are highly qualified and experienced.

  • International focus - Courses are taught in English, translation is supported.

  • Combining Theory and Practice - Instruction includes hands-on learning and open discussions.

  • Work-Life balance - Summer intensives with long weekends during school year, plus online components.

  • Authentic environment - Model classrooms in Duhovka Lab Schools are used for observation and practice.

  • Respect for Teacher Transformation - Fully supported Practicum model to apply teaching methods.

  • Ongoing development - Our curriculum address studies in brain research and  learning differences.

  • Ongoing support - Adult Learners receive ongoing support and Graduates are always welcome to return at no cost.




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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