Teacher Training Center
BCMS is home to the North Bay branch of the Maria Montessori Teacher Training Center (MMTTC). MMTTC teaches a two-year intensive program that is accredited by the Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education (MACTE) and recognized by the American Montessori Society. Students also earn credit units through California State University, East Bay. MMTTC is the only accredited Montessori teacher training center in the North Bay, and serves Sonoma, Mendocino and Humboldt counties.
The mission of MMTTC is to offer high-quality teacher education courses that provide an in-depth study of Maria Montessori’s concepts and philosophy of education, her unique psychological insights into the child, and the ways in which they can be effectively implemented in the classroom.
The goal of MTTCC’s Primary Course (for teaching children 2 ½ - 6 years old) is to create transformed adults who will be sensitive, effective practitioners and creators of a Montessori environment, empathetic advisors to parents, and enthusiastic representatives of the Montessori method, informing the general public about Maria Montessori’s methodology and goal for human progress toward peaceful coexistence. In this manner we can best serve the needs of all children, and each individual child.