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: Can I take the course online?
Some Montessori teacher education programs are beginning to provide online
courses. You have to bear in mind that Montessori courses should be interactive
with hands-on practicing. Quality distance learning programs ensure a good
percentage of its attendance is on-site, in addition to an internship period.
We provide the option of joining some of the lectures on online meeting
applications in order to follow the sequence of the course, yet if the session is on
activity presentation, we require the student to re-attend the sessions with the
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
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
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
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