"The purpose of formal education is to produce not temporary students, but lifelong learners. To fulfill this goal, the structured environment has to reflect the outside world. In so far as possible, I present all life in miniature to the children within the (Montessori) classroom. This means the environment is rich, varied and beautiful."

Paula Polk Lillard



"The training of the teacher who is to help life is something far more than the learning of ideas. It includes the training of character; it is a preparation of the spirit."

Dr. Maria Montessori


Study Costs

Application fee:  $150

Tuition:  $3275 (see options)
  • The UMA tuition cost includes the UMA online Teacher Training Manual, and full access to the UMA online Student Video Library. 
Payment options:
  • Option 1- Payment in full prior to starting date receives a $100.00 discount (=$3175 total)
  • Option 2- Five monthly payments of $665 (=$3275 total)  

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Course Materials

The online UMA Teacher's Manual and UMA Video Library provide the classic Montessori material demonstrations, covering the areas of:

  • Practical Life
  • Sensorial
  • Language
  • Math
  • Cuture (Science, Geography, History, Art, & Music)

The online UMA Teacher’s Manual also includes downloadable master sheets for classroom use, booklets for classified nomenclature, and theme outlines for curriculum planning.