How many career areas do you know where the demand for qualified individuals exceeds the supply? Right now, there are more positions for trained Montessori teachers than people to fill them. Approximately 5,000 private and nearly 200 public Montessori schools operate in North America, including approximately 100 middle school programs. A significant number of school positions are available in Europe, Asia, Australia, and South America. Each year approximately 200 jobs in the United States remain unfilled. Some schools are willing to sponsor a candidate to take Montessori training in exchange for a promise to teach at the school for a certain number of years.