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Montessori Training

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


About the 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.


July 3, 2022 enrollment

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


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 € 60 This non-refundable fee covers the costs of the application process and associated paperwork.
Tuition € 9,800

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 -  in € according to current exchange rate Complete set of course manuals.
Early Childhood Overview Course € 200 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.


2021-2023 Training schedule

Summer 1 July 2-16, 2021
Seminar 1 September 18-19, 2021 (in class with online alternative)
Seminar 2 November 11-14, 2021 (in class)
Seminar 3 January 29 - February 1, 2022 (in class)
Seminar 4 May 14-15, 2022 (online)
Summer 2 July 4-16, 2022
Seminar 5 Fall 2022 
Seminars 6 and 7    Winter 2022/23
Seminar 8 Spring 2023
Summer 3 July 2023
Final Seminar Fall 2023


Adult Learner's Experience

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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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