We value the strengths offered by teaching candidates from both urban and Montessori contexts, and want to help each meet the needs of teaching in a school that is both. To ensure a truly path-breaking approach to fully-implemented Montessori in the public sector, Libertas is working with a nationally-respected Montessori organization to offer an intensive urban Montessori teacher development program. The Libertas Urban Montessori Institute & Residency (LUMIR) is a nationally accredited, ~2 year program of job-embedded training and support in Montessori pedagogy and curriculum. In the summer of 2017, the Primary  (Early Childhood age 3-6) strand of LUMIR was officially accredited by MACTE, the Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education! Our Elementary (age 6-12) program is in the review process for accreditation as well. Libertas sponsors 100% of program costs - valued at up to $10,000 - for teachers who commit to three years of service. Teacher Residents are part- or full-time staff members with salary and benefits.

We also invite experienced Montessori teachers to contact us about opportunities to serve as trainers or mentors.