Over one hundred years ago, Maria Montessori gave birth to a novel pedagogical methodology that motivates students to become lifelong learners while challenging them to reach their highest potential through a child-centered, exploratory, holistic approach. At Baishan Montessori Teacher Education Institute (BMTEI), it is our firm belief that the child who is en route to self-actualization has the capacity to be a positive change agent for the world—one with the intellectual acumen to think critically about the challenges facing society and the compassion to create innovative solutions to improve the lives of the human family.
The Baishan Montessori Teacher Education Institute (BMTEI) is dedicated to the preparation of caring and qualified Montessori teachers at the Infant Toddler and Early Childhood levels
Maria Montessori (1870-1952) was an Italian
woman who blazed new pathways in
education, feminism, equity and diversity.
She began her career as a physician and
worked closely with some of the era’s most
talented educational theorists and....
Since its first teacher education program at
the Whitby School, Greenwich, CT (1960),
AMS has served as an accreditation and
certification agency, awarding Montessori
teaching credentials to adult learners
recommended by its AMS-affiliated
In 1995 the Montessori Accreditation
Council for Teacher Education (MACTE) was
recognized by the United States Department
of Education as the accrediting agency for
Montessori teacher education. Since that
time, MACTE has served as the....