Committed to the principles and philosophy of Maria Montessori.

Early Childhood Education & Elementary 1:
Our next cycle begins in June 2023.

Montessori education is a process of exploration, observation and growth.

Keys to the Universe

Study the young child and apply proven methodology. We offer two credentialing programs to prepare you for the classroom.

Authentic Training

Observe and learn from experienced Montessorians — a lineup of expert instructors to help you understand the needs of the young child.

Accelerated Program

Complete your Montessori training quickly, with a blended program of distance learning and face-to-face instruction.

Sarasota University Montessori Masters Degree Program

Thinking about a graduate program?

VMTEC students and graduates can enroll in a Master's Degree program with Sarasota University and our partnership allows current students and alumni from VMTEC to earn credit for coursework in our Early Childhood and Elementary programs towards a Master’s degree in Montessori Education or Montessori Leadership from Sarasota University.

Montessori Trained Teacher

"Pursuing my Montessori certification at VMTEC was the best professional decision I ever made. The teachers are passionate, knowledgeable, and thorough. Montessori philosophy is not merely taught, but demonstrated in the teachers’ respect and flexibility with the trainees. The hands-on practicing and the beautiful environment made our experience as students of Montessori all the more real. The teachers at VMTEC care about our success and are supportive well after class is over. I couldn’t picture get my training anywhere else!"

Rachel Keller

Lead Teacher in Norfolk, VA