"One who would become a teacher according to our system must examine himself. He must learn how to humble himself and be clothed with charity. These are the virtues he must acquire, and this inner preparation will give him the balance and poise which he will need."

Dr. Maria Montessori

Apply to the UMA Teacher Certification Program!

Minimum Educational Requirement to Apply:
High School diploma or GED equivalent.
Course Costs:
Registration fee: $150   Tuition: $2775.


There are three (quarterly) starting dates during the year – September 15th, January 15th, and April 15th.  Be sure to apply early to assure a space in the upcoming quarter.   To apply now, or to view the Application and the Student Enrollment Contract, click the "Apply Online Now" icon, below.

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TERMS: A $100 discount is offered if submitting the full tuition, adjusting the total tuition to $2675 (not including application fee). Tuition includes the UMA online Teacher's Manual and complete access to the UMA Student video library. Individuals may make payments over a 5-month period at $555 per month.

IMPORTANT: Applications are processed when APPLICATION FEE is received. Upon submission and completion of payment, all applicants are notified of acceptance within 2 weeks (10 business days). Official start date will be assigned.

Tuition and Other Payments

To make monthly tuition payments, re-enroll, or pay other fees/costs owed,  MAKE PAYMENT HERE.