A Career in Montessori Education

A Career in Montessori Education


The Nature of a Montessori Teaching Career


In the classroom, the Montessori-trained teacher prepares an environment that allows the child to explore information from the world. Montessori materials provide opportunity for independent work of the child's own choice and pace. The teacher, the link between the child and the prepared environment, observes each child and presents appropriate materials with precision. The teacher's role is multi-faceted: a material maker, interior designer, parent educator, and community advocate.

Montessori education appeals to persons who:

  • want to make a contribution towards a better society
  • want to make a difference with their life's energies
  • want to help children self-construct their minds and personalities
  • possess a zest for life, good health, and high energy levels
  • seek a lifetime of learning
  • are emotionally independent

Montessori schools range from small, one-classroom, private schools at the preschool level to large, building-wide public school programs for children from preschool through grade eight.


Job Levels and Training Job Availability Expected Earnings 
Rewards for Montessori Educators Teacher Training


Happy Holidays from NAMTA!

Thank you for your patience and support during this transition to new locations for our office and our store.

We will be spending the next two weeks finalizing a new system for our store and catching up on memberships. The store will now be managed by Shopify, an online e-commerce system. It will go live and be ready for orders by January 7th.

The NAMTA staff will resume filling the orders at that time. We hope you find the new system easy to use and efficient. Please let us know if you have any difficulty.

In the meantime, we are thrilled to have the program for Seattle/Tacoma ready to announce. Please review our flier announcing this timely and important conference. We will begin registration at Montessori-namta.org on January 11th.

Best wishes as we celebrate the New Year.

The NAMTA Board and Staff