Seacoast Montessori Teacher Education Programs
Seacoast Center for Education has provided services to Montessori teachers and schools since 1992, including off-site training by contract and international consultation.
Seacoast Center is a charter member of MACTE, USDE recognized, and affiliated with the American Montessori Society with fully accredited Elementary I and Elementary I-II programs in South Carolina and Shanghai, PRC .
Seacoast has applied for Applicant Affiliate Status with the American Montessori Society for our program site in Haverhill MA and is an Applicant for Accreditation with the Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education. Applicant for Accreditation status in no way determines the outcome of the accreditation decision by MACTE. Each site undergoes an on-site visit from AMS and MACTE during the initial cycles.
We are pleased to celebrate our 28th year as an institution now with certification programs and professional development in devoted to the important work of the teacher of the younger child.
We offer and ask for courtesy and a high degree of professionalism. Our approach to Montessori subject areas involves respect for our educational heritage and traditions as well as openness to the resources available to us today.
Seacoast Center also provides additional consultation and professional development options by private contract world-wide.
Our Elementary I Program in Shanghai China
In 2019 our program hosted by the Shanghai Montessori Education Academy received the first accreditation by MACTE and affiliation by the American Montessori Society for the Elementary I level in China. We anticipate expansion to the Elementary I-II level in 2020-2021.
Our Shanghai program is directed and presented by the same experienced faculty as in our USA programs. Residents of the United States who wish to train in China and undertake their practicum in the USA are invited to contact us.
Our office mailing address remains unchanged: Seacoast Center Box 292 Warren ME 04864. All services to current and previous adult learners continue to be offered through our business office and via our web site at www.seacoastcenter.com.
We currently offer MACTE-accredited/AMS-affiliated Elementary I and I-II certification
in the United States in Mount Pleasant, SC and Savannah GA.
We also offer Early Childhood certification in Mount Pleasant by agreement with Northeast Montessori Institute.