Professional Development Course

Elementary Classroom Assistant

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  • Course Begins: As soon as you enroll!
  • Eligible Hours: 30 
  • 100% Online
  • Duration: 4 Weeks  
  •  Great for: teachers and administrators
  • Access for 3 months
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Certification of Completion Included

Course Structure:

Discover a rich blend of instructional resources across seven meticulously crafted units, each designed to support your learning journey:

  • Engaging Video Content: Visualize key concepts through dynamic video presentations that vividly illustrate Montessori practices for infants and toddlers.

  • Expert Articles and Book Excerpts: Immerse yourself in the wisdom of Mary Ellen Maunz and other acclaimed Montessori authorities, gaining insights from enlightening articles and book excerpts.

  • Collaborative Discussion Platform: Participate in a vibrant online forum where you can engage with classmates, sharing ideas, reflections, and newfound knowledge

Completion and Convenience:

This entirely online course offers the flexibility of self-paced learning. Over the course of approximately four weeks, you'll acquire 35 clock hours of eligible training, all while gaining confidence in your role as an Elementary Montessori Assistant.


Embrace the journey towards excellence. Enroll now to chart your path to competence, connection, and meaningful contribution.


Join us today and step into your role as an Elementary Montessori Classroom Assistant with renewed confidence and purpose.

Review from a recent Assistant Course Graduate:


"The videos had such great information and were so helpful to a visual learner like myself. I also loved the discussion forums as they were more thought provoking than multiple choice. The layout of the course is perfect and I wouldn't change a thing, the module's make it so easy to navigate. I definitely feel more confident now as a Montessori assistant with all the great knowledge I absorbed from this course!"

Course Overview

New to your position as an Elementary Classroom Assistant or need help finding your place in the classroom? This course will give you the confidence you need to earn the trust of the children, and to become a better team member in the classroom.
You will learn:
  • The Montessori way of working in the classroom
  • The role and responsibilities of a Montessori assistant
  • How to build relationships and trust with children
  • When and how to intervene, redirect and resolve conflict

Purchase this course and recieve immediate access for 3 months!

Course contents

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"It was wonderful. The online learning made it possible for me to juggle between my study and my family and my work. It is making learning accessible. The self-pace learning was wonderful, it allowed me to schedule the study time to fit our busy life. I got to learn so much...”
-Course Graduate
“This course was perfect! I'm the Office Manager and Director of Admissions at a Montessori school, it is really important to me to understand the method very well as one of the main parts of my job when working with admissions is to explain about the Montessori method to families who are new to it...”
-Course Graduate
“I love how Mary Ellen is so enthusiastic when she talks about Montessori. It made the whole PD enjoyable! I'm so glad that I learned more about the Montessori method and what is going on inside the classrooms...”
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How It Works

Step  1

Click register now to purchase this course.

Step 2

You'll receive an email from Authentic Institute of Montessori confirming your purchase.

Step 3 

Have fun learning & completing the course!

Step 4 

After finishing this course you will automatically receive your Certificate of Completion via email.

Frequently asked questions

Q: Do I have to check in at specific times?

A: No, this course is completely self-led. No matter what country or time zone you are in you won’t miss a thing. We will be offering an OPTIONAL group meeting with the teacher, time TBD.

Q: Will my state recognize these hours for CEU?

A: This depends on the state. Please contact your state education officials to double check. 

Q: Will I receive a certificate of completed hours?

A: Yes, upon completion of the course you will receive an official certification to present to your state and school. 

“In order to meet the needs of our children, we must first understand them.”

– Mary Ellen Maunz, founder AUthentic Institute of Montessori