NAMC Montessori Upper Elementary Diploma Program How it Works
NAMC Montessori Upper Elementary Diploma Program How it Works
NAMC Montessori Upper Elementary Diploma Program How it Works

How the NAMC Montessori Upper Elementary Diploma Program Works

NAMC Montessori Upper Elementary Diploma Program

Learn how to support a collaborative and cooperative learning environment that encourages upper elementary students to explore their own interests and goals. NAMC’s Montessori teacher training program immerses you in a methodology that supports the students’ continuing transition from concrete learning to abstract thought.


How the Program Unfolds


You can complete this nine-month program from the comfort of your home and you will receive all the support and guidance you need from a knowledgeable, experienced Montessori teacher trainer.

NAMC includes everything you will need to successfully complete your diploma program. You will be well prepared for your teaching career with twelve professionally developed, full-color hardbound Montessori manuals, curriculum support material, and checklists. This is a unique and beneficial feature of all NAMC’s programs.

Commit as little as five hours per week to your studies, earn your Montessori 9–12 diploma in nine months, and start a rewarding and challenging career.

Your Upper Elementary program has been enriched with many exciting online resources on your MyNAMC Learning Environment, including short and informative videos to help you get started, valuable NAMC articles, photos, common core information, activities to supplement your learning. NAMC’s plan is to continually add resources to these online environments.


You are welcome to enroll in NAMC’s Upper Elementary (9 to 12 years) Diploma Program at any time. NAMC does not have predetermined enrollment dates for our programs. Once you enroll, we schedule and send you your unique assignments and due dates. The program is divided into three separate components. Each component is completed within a twelve-week period, making the program an approximate total of nine consecutive months (this includes shipping and handling time).

First Component

  • Montessori 6–12 Classroom Guide
  • Zoology
  • Language Arts 1
  • Math 1

Second Component

  • Math 2
  • Language Arts 2
  • Cultural Geography
  • World History

Third Component

  • Math 3
  • Physical Geography
  • Botany
  • Matter and Energy


NAMC’s assignments correspond closely with the twelve Upper Elementary curriculum manuals that you receive with your program — so that your learning relates directly to what you will be teaching in the Montessori classroom. Most of the assignments include comprehensive and objective questions that require short answers — sometimes a sentence, sometimes a paragraph or two — and we consistently provide you with learning tools such as graphics and templates to support your comprehension.

The most important thing to know about our assignments is that they are manageable. You can do this! NAMC is proud of the fact that our dedicated, motivated students never fail. We assess you on the merit of your assignment answers. There are no examinations, and although grammar and composition skills are important, they are not the focus of your training.

Our assessment procedure is unique, and it is one of the reasons our motivated learners succeed. After you submit your assignments, your tutor evaluates your work and provides you with personal feedback, reviewing your answers with you to ensure that you thoroughly understand what you are learning.

NAMC wants more for you than just completed assignments; we work with you to make certain that you understand the program content and that you will have success applying what you have learned. We are kind of Montessori that way!


As a NAMC student, you will be assigned a personal Montessori tutor who you will work with directly throughout your program. NAMC’s tutors are experienced, knowledgeable Montessori classroom teachers who have been teaching the Montessori method to adults for years. Working full-time for NAMC, your tutor is always there to guide you through your studies. And you can connect with her any time — by email, Skype, or phone. In addition to providing you with continual support and guidance during your program and offering you valuable feedback on your assignments, your NAMC tutor is a great resource when you have questions about Montessori theory and practice, our curriculum and resources, the use of didactic materials, classroom management, communicating with parents, purchasing materials and furniture, organizing an open house, recording observations, preparing student assessments, and much more.


Continue along your path of lifelong learning by expanding your expertise to include Montessori methods and materials with your enthusiastic upper elementary learners. Take this step today!