MEPITeacher Education Programs
become a member of the 5th generation
for this year's requirements, schedule & payment plans
a chance to participate in an international course
enhanced with individual caregiver support sessions for enrolled parents
introduction to the foundation of the Montessori approach, and the study of her written work
Q: I'm not a teacher and never worked with children, can I join the course?
Yes! This course is an in-depth study that covers different fields of child development. The Montessori “preschool” or Children’s House is an example of a well-prepared and nurturing environment for children. All the skills you learn in the course are suitable for a wide range of people working both directly and indirectly with children. Whether you are a parent, a parent-to-be, an educator, a preschool director, or if you are interested in changing your career path, or you have just graduated and want to start working with or for children, the course will provide a wide array of topics and applications. We have had engineers, parents, marketers, physicians, university students, teachers, and many more from different fields of work and different backgrounds graduating our course.
Q: I just heard about Montessori and I don't know if I'm ready to join the course,
is there a way to have a try at it?
All our lectures and course sessions are open for one-day registration. You can contact us to choose a session or even a whole area to attend. If you decide this course is for you, the sessions you attended will be deducted from your fees.
Q: What are the pre-requisites for enrolling in the course?
A secondary education certificate or its equivalent and fluency in either English or Arabic is all you need! All our content includes preparatory sessions and readings to get you acquainted with the field.
Q: Two years for the diploma course! I heard there are other courses that are much shorter and much cheaper, what is the difference?
A diploma is a structured study program that thoroughly covers all areas of the Montessori method in the form of several internal courses, and includes an internship period for practicing the skills you learn in the academic year, in addition to observation and environment preparation skills under the supervision of specialists.
While other courses may offer introductory content to the method, our MEPI-certified diploma course provides you with international standards for a certified Montessori director/ directress.
Q: Do I have to do the internship?
Although the full benefit of the course cannot be achieved without the internship period, and the MEPI certification for a Montessori director/ directress cannot be issued without accomplishing the requirements of the internship year, you can request a certificate of completion for the Academic Year from the Montessori Egyptian Center.
Q: Are there ways to continue my learning and professional development after I receive my diploma certificate?
At the Montessori Egyptian Center, we always emphasize the importance of continuing the learning process. We encourage self-development and growth, and work continually on providing workshops, refresher sessions, mini-courses, and assemblies for our graduates, as well as announcing any educational opportunities with trusted entities.
Also, we are always open to visiting graduates seeking support!
Q: What career path should I expect to follow?
Fresh-graduate Montessori directors/ directresses typically need three to five years in a quality Montessori classroom to be fully competent. Some directors/ directresses find lifetime fulfillment in the classroom, and some start their own schools.
Some graduates use their learning in different education, community support, and family support initiatives that are rapidly growing in Egypt.
Some, after 3-year experience in the classroom, engage in Montessori Teacher Education programs as study guides or instructors.
In the Montessori Egyptian Center, we provide apprenticeship for exemplary graduates.