Montessorians from every state in the USA, every province in Canada and from over 120 countries worldwide have graduated from our Montessori Diploma programs.
Lower Elementary Diploma Program (6–9 years)
  • LE - Diane Simons

    by Gina | Jun 10, 2015

    NAMC’s diploma programs and curriculum have expanded and challenged my skills. I have used NAMC’s curriculum with Montessori students as well as public school students, and the aftercare program students also benefited from the new techniques that I have learned from NAMC. The resources and format of all the manuals produce an incredible sense of curiosity and imagination. The activities have helped generate new ideas and allow an abundance of freedom within each lesson. The service and support received was outstanding regarding my work on the assignments. I have recommended your programs to many of my colleagues and friends. I highly recommend NAMC and will always be a supporter of your programs.

    Diane Simons, NAMC 6–9 Graduate
    Washington, USA
  • LE - Koreen D

    by Gina | Jun 10, 2015

    I feel that this program provided me with materials that are very practical and useful. I really like how many activities were provided in each subject area and how they were set up so clearly. I will definitely keep these materials for future reference. The assignment feedback was very quick and clear. Thanks for a wonderful program!

    Koreen D., NAMC 6–9 Graduate
    British Columbia, Canada
  • LE - Janet G

    by Gina | Jun 10, 2015

    I shall always have the Classroom Guide at my fingertips. It is a “Bible”  for a Montessori teacher. It tells about the method, including its history and its special terms. It helps the teacher be able to implement the ideas, materials, and techniques of the method when working with students according to the typical growth and development of each child. It provides ideas on designing the environment, making presentations, phasing in students at the start of the school year, and making sure that each day meets as many of the students’ needs and interests as possible. On the flip side, it looks into handling discipline in the classroom by modeling appropriate kinds of behavior for the students and guiding them to suitable kinds of behavior. It also formulates ideas for connecting with parents and the community. Invaluable — thank you!

    Janet G, NAMC 6–9 Graduate
    New Jersey, USA
  • LE - Claudia S

    by Gina | Jun 10, 2015

    I find myself enjoying learning about new topics and do like the fact that the NAMC manuals are updated with new scientific discoveries. It is important to learn and explore new discoveries. The teaching style learned with NAMC gave me the flexibility to do so. I truly enjoyed the course and recommend it without hesitation.

    Claudia S., NAMC 6–9 Graduate
    Vava’u Tonga
  • LE - Belinda Mederos

    by Gina | Mar 30, 2015

    I am very proud of my Montessori training with NAMC and it has opened a whole new world for me as a Montessori Directress. Thank you so much for all your guidance throughout my NAMC diploma program. It was a true pleasure working with you. My tutor provided clarification that enhanced my understanding of each and every question in my journey through this amazing training. I thank you and the whole staff at NAMC for their support. 

    Belinda Mederos, NAMC 6–9 Graduate
    Florida, USA
  • LE - Diane Simons

    by Gina | Mar 30, 2015

    NAMC's diploma program and curriculum program expanded my horizons and developed my Montessori skills. I have used NAMC's curriculum with Montessori preschool students, elementary public school students and the aftercare program students. All have benefited from the new techniques that I have learned from NAMC. The resources and format inherent in the manuals allow teachers to help develop both curiosity and imagination in the children. The service and support I received from NAMC was outstanding. I have recommended your program to many of my colleagues and friends. I am a strong NAMC supporter!

    Diane Simons, NAMC 6–9 Graduate
    Washington, USA
  • LE - Rebecca Bullington

    by Gina | Mar 30, 2015

    After months of research, I found your curriculum thorough and visually appealing, and your supporting materials are the most complete. Your willingness to share materials, information, and your fast and courteous responses to my questions put you head and shoulders above the other curriculum providers. Thank you for your outstanding customer service! We cannot wait to get started!

    Rebecca Bullington, NAMC 6–9 Graduate
    Indiana, USA
  • LE - Tami Andel

    by Gina | Mar 30, 2015

    The NAMC Lower Elementary program was awesome. I learned things that I never learned as a child. It's marvelous to know that the Montessori Method is designed to work with all children, and it maximizes each child's potential. My tutor was wonderful. She provided prompt feedback and evaluation of my coursework. She answered my questions thoroughly and offered her support. I loved her kind comments and encouragement! She even said that I could contact her in the future if needed. Now, that's an amazing tutor!

    I loved the manuals. They were very easy to follow and comprehend. My students wanted to look at them as well. They were excited to see what lessons would be coming in the future and even selected some that they were interested in. Your program is simply first class. I'm a full-time college student and a full-time teacher as well. It was great being able to work at my own pace. I wouldn't have been able to take this course, but because it was distance training, I was able to.

    Tami Andel, NAMC 6–9 Graduate
    Texas, USA
  • LE - Carmen J Gauteng

    by Gina | Mar 30, 2015

    I have a school of my own and I use only NAMC for my staff's training. As well, I homeschool my two children using NAMC's Lower Elementary program. They are doing extremely well and are ready to begin the 9–12 program. I thank you for this opportunity. You will never be able to fathom how much this has done for my children. 

    Carmen J., NAMC 6–9 Graduate
    Gauteng, South Africa
  • LE - Shannon Thompson

    by Gina | Mar 30, 2015

    I found the Lower Elementary program to be flexible and informative. I feel I learned more during this program about the structure and curriculum in a classroom than I did during my Masters and Teacher Credential program. I wish I would have completed this program before teaching my own classroom, but being a current Montessori classroom teacher did help my overall understanding of the terms and activities. The binders are set up in a user-friendly format and provide invaluable activities that can be incorporated into the classroom immediately. My tutor was incredible and supportive during the program. She provided immediate, knowledgeable feedback in a friendly, supportive, and encouraging way. I would definitely recommend this program to other teachers!

    Shannon Thompson, NAMC 6–9 Graduate
    California, USA
  • LE - Teresa Treat

    by Gina | Mar 30, 2015

    The NAMC program was perfect for my needs. I am primary trained but I worked as a Lower Elementary assistant for 4 years. As a mother, wife, and Montessori assistant, my time is limited. The NAMC program made it possible for me to study at my own schedule. The manuals are well organized, enriched, and succinct. My personal NAMC tutor was always available and helpful. If it hadn't been for this program's flexible schedule, first-class materials, and personal tutor, I would not have been able to take my Montessori training. The program format is well thought out and presented very logically. The assignments were enough to help me understand the lesson without feeling bogged down with lengthy papers, projects, or material-making like some other programs. The NAMC program is perfect.

    Teresa Treat, NAMC 6–9 Graduate
    Texas, USA
  • LE - Lina Bayazid

    by Gina | Mar 30, 2015

    Studying my Lower Elementary Montessori diploma with NAMC was a wonderful experience! I learned so much; and I will definitely be a better Montessori teacher. The manuals are well organized and easy to use. The language is simple and clearly understood, which is important to students when English is their second language. All my life I had problems with mathematics, but now everything makes sense; there is logic in math! I am even having fun preparing the activities. They are so detailed and well explained. I am amazed by NAMC’s dedication, accuracy, and kindness.

    I was astonished reading the History manual; it is so creative, and like a real time machine—my children and I travelled to the ancient times, to outer space…it was amazing.

    I do not have a single criticism. I do not think there is a better curriculum, and I cannot wait to apply it in the classroom. In the name of all the children who are going to benefit from my knowledge, thank you. I am proud to be a graduate of NAMC’s program.

    Lina Bayazid, NAMC 6–9 Graduate
    Syria
  • LE - Tracey C

    by Gina | Mar 24, 2015

    I have worked in 3-6 for eleven years and this is my third year in a 6-9 program. I understood philosophy and some equipment, but not all, and was unclear how it all fit together; what comes first, next, etc. and parallel activities. Doing this program, I now can see a clear picture of where I want to take my class and how this all fits together. I have begun to make equipment using the blackline masters and it is fantastic. I have had a willing parent volunteer and she is working her way through the geography equipment (I had none of this in my classroom). The quality is very good and extensive. The manuals are well-presented, clear, and so attractive, how could you not want to work with them! Support has always been quick, helpful, and organized. The emails are always professional, to the point, and so helpful. I have nothing but praise for this training.

    Tracey C., NAMC 6–9 Graduate
    Queensland, Australia
  • LE - Carmen J.

    by Gina | Mar 24, 2015

    I have a preschool of my own, and I refuse to use any other institution for my training. As well, I have pulled my 2 children out of a local Lower Elementary Montessori school and have spent this year running through your 6 - 9 curriculum with them. They are now nicely caught up and ready to begin the 9 - 12 program. I thank you for this opportunity. You will never be able to fathom how much this has done for my children.

    Carmen J., NAMC 6–9 Graduate
    Gauteng, South Africa
  • LE - Starla F

    by Gina | Mar 24, 2015

    I have truly enjoyed the Lower Elementary diploma program. The materials are very detailed and helpful. Assignment feedback was timely, and my tutor even called to ensure that I received her emailed feedback. Support questions were answered by my tutor in a helpful and timely manner. All in all I’m very happy with my decision to pursue my Montessori training via NAMC's program. I have taken the manuals to the school I work at and they are very impressed with them.

    Starla F., NAMC 6–9 Graduate
    Washington, USA
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