A unique path to urban public Montessori teacher development and certification
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.