A unique path to public Montessori teacher development and state certification
Our school is at the national forefront of fully implementing Montessori learning in a public school context. To support the highest quality of learning for students and the best support for our teachers, we have forged partnerships with high quality, accredited organizations to offer a Teacher Residency:
Residents new to teaching (e.g. recent college graduates or career changers) serve 1-2 years as assistant or intervention teachers while earning a state teaching license and Montessori credential, and then advance to teaching roles upon earning licensure.
Current licensed teachers may lead classrooms while completing Montessori training and their teaching "internship."
For all residents: Training occurs during the summer and select times during the school year (after school, online, and periodic weekends), through accredited partners. Job-embedded, hands-on training covers Montessori theory and practice, as well as public school needs: state standards and assessment, special education, and more. Throughout, Residents receive on-site support: observation, mentorship, and collaboration. Residents are part- or full-time faculty members with benefits, and salaries that increase as Residents complete qualifications. The Residency is valued at up to $15,000; Libertas sponsors 100% for teachers who commit to three years of service.