Admissions

Your choice of four start terms.

The Montessori Education Program offers four start terms each year. Students can begin the program in the Fall, January, Spring, or Summer terms.

Admissions requirement

  • Application and $50 fee. Apply online.
  • Statement of your professional goals included in your online application
  • Three letters of recommendation from professionals who can evaluate your potential to be a teacher
  • Bachelor’s degree in any major from an accredited institution of higher education
  • Two official copies of transcripts from all colleges/universities attended.  Mail official transcripts to KSOE, PMB 4350, Moraga, CA 94575-4350
  • Evidence of health insurance (and/or a signed waiver)
  • Results of a tuberculin test (within the last four years)
  • An appointment with the Program Director,  Patricia Chambers, 925.631.4036 or pchamber@stmarys-ca.edu.

NOTE: Montessori students are not required to take the CBEST or other exams required by the Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) to qualify for a Montessori credential.

Financial aid

Financial aid information is available on the KSOE Financial Aid Information webpage, Saint Mary’ College Financial Aid Office and the American Montessori Society scholarship.

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