"The secret to good teaching is to regard the child's intelligence as a fertile field in which seeds may be sown, to grow under the heat of flaming imagination."

Dr. Maria Montessori

About Us

Since 1988, the United Montessori Association has been providing Montessori independent study through distance learning. For more than a decade, UMA has utilized the internet to deliver premier Montessori training and services online. UMA offers “anytime, anywhere” education to students worldwide.

Our Mission

UMA maintains a deep commitment to preserving the original tenets of the Montessori method as created by Dr. Montessori, and to the success of each student in training. By upholding the true principles of Montessori education, our goal is to educate the adult in:

  • Cultivating the child's natural desire to learn
  • Developing the child's own unique potential
  • Guiding the child in becoming a confident, compassionate, and productive individual in society
Our Purpose

We offer Montessori online distance learning that provides flexibility and affordability, to help you comfortably pursue your Montessori Teaching Certificate while you're working. UMA fills a vital need to significant segments of the population who are unable to attend on-site classroom sessions, due to personal circumstances (job, family, location…). Together, we work toward a future in which every generation shares:

  • A global bond
  • Environmental responsibility
  • Common goal for peace

~Our commitment to environmental sustainability guides all our business practices~