North America

Montessori  and Teacher Training Courses

The North American Montessori Teachers Association listed below is a founding member of The International Montessori Index. NAMTA events are open to parents and teachers and professionals.

Future Teachers: Be sure to check with local school where you want to teach to see what teacher certification they require, and then study the details of training courses carefully.

NAMTA, North American Montessori Teachers’ Association
13693 Butternut Road, Burton, Ohio 44021
Phone: (440) 834-4011; Fax: (440) 834-4016

Web Site:; E-mail:
Services: NAMTA organizes Montessori conferences in North America, maintains a directory of members and schools, and publishes The Namta Journal. NAMTA sells Montessori videos, slide shows, and publications.
Membership: membership is open to any individual interested in Montessori. The membership fee is $50 a year within the USA, $60 outside the USA.
NAMTA Montessori education conferences are open to all teachers and parents, AMI and non-AMI.
Executive Director:
David Kahn, founding executive director emeritus of Montessori High School at University Circle, Cleveland, Ohio, is executive director of the North American Montessori Teachers Association.
Affiliation: AMI (Association Montessori Internationale, The Netherlands) AMI
Legal Status: educational, not-for-profit membership organization

For a complete list of AMI approved teacher training centers, go to this link: AMI Training Centers


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