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Montessori Training

Elementary I-II (6 - 12 years) Prague, CZ

Duhovka Montessori Teacher Education Program

The Program prepares Adult Learners for the role of a Montessori Teacher in both Lower Elementary (6-9) or Upper Elementary (9-12) classrooms. Graduates get knowledge and practice to lead both bilingual and local language classrooms.

The course is comprised of a minimum of 611 academic hours (in class and online), and the Practicum model involves a minimum of 1,080 hours, spanning a full academic year.


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


The current cohort started in July 2019. We offer ongoing registration with an individual study plan. See below for information on the application process. 


2019 - 2021 Training Schedule

Summer Session I June 30 - July 19, 2019
Long Weekend Seminars November 7-10, 2019 and February 12-16, 2020
Summer Session II June 29 - July 17, 2020
Long Weekend Seminars Fall 2020 (5 days) and Spring 2021 (5 days)
Summer III July 5-16, 2021
Final Seminar Fall 2021 (3 days)


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.



Program Description

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).

Academic phase

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

  • Montessori Philosophy and Theory (32 hrs)
  • Child Development (26 hrs)
  • Math (80 hrs)
  • Geometry and Fractions (52 hrs)
  • Language Arts (105 hrs)
  • Practical Life (32 hrs)
  • Humanities - Art, Music, Drama and Movement (44 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 (124 hrs)
  • Management for Montessori Teachers (56 hrs)
  • Curriculum Design (24 hrs)
  • FLL - Foreign Language Learning (12 hrs)
  • Practicum Seminar (16 hrs)
  • Independent Study - Yearlong Project (8 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 1,080 hours during a minimum of 1 school year in a classroom fulfilling AMS standards.




Application Fee $ 75 € 60 CZK 1,500 This non-refundable fee covers the costs of the application process and associated paperwork.
Tuition $ 11,450 € 9,800 CZK 250,000

Tuition fee covers:

  • Over 610 hours of Instruction
  • Min. 3 Field Supervisions during Practicum year
  • Ongoing support
  • Professional fees
  • Refreshments

The fee is payable in 2 installments.

Manuals $ 840 € according to current exchange rate CZK according to current exchange rate Complete set of course manuals.
Early Childhood Overview Course $ 250 € 200 CZK 5,000 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.



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 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



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.
Duhovka Montessori Teacher Education Program holds accredited status for its Early Childhood and Elementary I-II teacher education certification programs in DVPP program.
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