MTTI General Information
The Montessori Teacher Training Institute (MTTI) of South Carolina’s strength lies in its experienced and diverse staff. Our faculty members are certified Montessori teachers who bring a unique educational background to every subject area. Many of our faculty have been teaching in Montessori classrooms for more than 15 years.
A Program for Everyone
MTTI is a full affiliate of the American Montessori Society (AMS) teacher education program. MTTI holds accredited status for its Early Childhood and Elementary I and II teacher education certification courses from the Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education (MACTE Commission). MTTI has programs for teacher certification in:
- Early Childhood (ages 2 ½-6)
- Elementary I (ages 6-9)
- Elementary II (ages 6-12)
History and Mission
At the heart of MTTI is the Clemson Montessori School, which has been in existence since 1975. Our program has emerged from over 25 years of teaching experience and leadership in Montessori education in South Carolina and across the Southeast. We saw a need to share our years of expertise with the Montessori community. Our mission at MTTI is to provide a quality training resource for all people with the desire to be in a Montessori classroom. MTTI training programs are practical, hands-on, and self-exploring which model the environment that new teachers can provide for children in a Montessori classroom. The goal of MTTI is to help teachers develop the skills and learning tools needed to provide an enriched learning experience for children in the classroom.