Policy Positions

Acceptance on Montessori Coursework by
The California Commission on Teacher Credentialing

The Montessori Council of California supports the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) in accepting Montessori coursework from MACTE accredited Programs toward the requirements for the Child Development Permits.

MACTE accreditation of Montessori Programs is recognized by the United States Department of Education as meeting the high standards of quality required of accrediting organizations.

Acceptance of MACTE accredited Programs by the CTC is supported by Roger A. Wolff, President of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).

Support Letter – Sample for Parents

Dear

I support the acceptance of coursework from MACTE accredited Montessori Teacher Training Programs toward the requirements of the Child Development Permits.

I experience the quality of the teacher preparation every day in the level of care of my child.

Sincerely,

Support Letter – Sample for Teachers

Dear

I support the acceptance of coursework from MACTE accredited Montessori Teacher Training Programs toward the requirements of the Child Development Permits.

I experienced the Montessori coursework. The course was rigorous and thorough. I was well prepared to be a high quality teacher with an understanding of child development and appropriate practices, sensitivity to the family and culture within which the children lives, and the regulatory requirements under which I work.

Sincerely,

Support Letter – Sample for Schools

Dear

The School supports the acceptance of coursework from MACTE accredited Montessori Teacher Training Programs toward the requirements of the Child Development Permits.

The Montessori teachers we employee are well prepared to be exceptionally qualified teachers with an understanding of child development and appropriate practices, sensitivity to the family and culture within which the children lives, and the regulatory requirements under which I work.

We could not be more pleased with our teachers. Their Montessori educational achievements need to be accepted by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.

Sincerely,