Professional Development Course

Montessori Alignment with the Science of Reading

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  • Course Begins: As soon as you enroll
  • Eligible Hours: 35 
  • 100% Online
  • Duration: 4 Weeks  
  • Access for 3 months!
  •  Great for: parents and teachers
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Certification of Completion Included

Course Structure:

This engaging course consists of seven thoughtfully curated units, each comprising a dynamic blend of multimedia resources to facilitate your learning journey:
  • Insightful Videos: Visualize key concepts through instructive videos that bring the Montessori principles to life.
  • Expert Articles and Excerpts: Immerse yourself in the wisdom of Mary Ellen Maunz and other prominent Montessori scholars through enlightening articles and book excerpts.
  • Montessori Lesson downloads 

Duration and Accessibility:
This self-paced, 100% online course is tailored to accommodate your schedule. With approximately four weeks to completion, you'll have the flexibility to learn at your own pace while accumulating 35 clock hours of eligible training
Step into the world of  Montessori education with confidence. Enroll now and embark on a journey of growth, understanding, and meaningful contribution.  

Who Should Enroll:
This course is designed for educators, parents, and anyone passionate about early literacy development. Whether you're a Montessori practitioner or a literacy enthusiast, this course provides a unique opportunity to blend educational philosophies and evidence-based reading practices.

Course Overview

Embark on a transformative learning experience with "Integrating Montessori Literacy with The Science of Reading." This comprehensive course offers a deep dive into the fusion of Montessori educational principles and the foundational elements of the Science of Reading. Explore the dynamic synergy between these two approaches, unlocking effective strategies for nurturing literacy skills in young learners.

Foundational Alignment: Begin your journey with an insightful exploration of how Montessori principles align seamlessly with the Science of Reading, setting the stage for an integrated approach to literacy education.

Background Knowledge and Vocabulary: Delve into the importance of building a strong foundation in background knowledge and vocabulary. Learn innovative Montessori methods, including Read-Aloud sessions and Community Circle Time, and implement lessons from the AIM Early Childhood Language Program for targeted vocabulary development.

Literacy Knowledge and Writing Exploration: Explore the four magical aspects of language and understand the nuances of written language as a dynamic form of human communication.

Phonological Awareness: Gain a deep understanding of phonological and phonemic awareness, exploring the world of sounds and incorporating lessons from the AIM Early Childhood Language Program for effective phonemic awareness teaching.

Decoding, Encoding, and Sight Recognition: Unpack the intricacies of decoding and encoding through the Alphabetic Principle, Letter Mastery, and word-level reading comprehension. Enhance your skills in recognizing English spelling patterns.

Language Structures: Navigate the complexities of language structures, starting with syntax in early childhood and progressing to the functions of words. Dive into grammar boxes and lessons on the Verb Family, along with word study, punctuation, and sentence analysis.

Verbal Reasoning and Reading Comprehension: Develop effective strategies for verbal reasoning and reading comprehension. Engage in activities for oral comprehension and refine correct expressions through lessons from the AIM Early Childhood and Elementary Language Program.

National Reading Panel Insights: Explore the 2022 report of the National Reading Panel, gaining valuable insights and contemporary perspectives to enrich your understanding of current literacy education trends.



Upon completion, participants will possess a holistic understanding of how Montessori principles seamlessly integrate with the Science of Reading, equipping them with practical tools to enhance literacy skills in young learners. Join us on this educational journey and empower the next generation with a strong foundation in literacy.

Purchase this course and recieve immediate access for 3 months!

Course Lessons

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.
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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...”
-Course Graduate

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 Age of Montessori