Capital College

Early Childhood Teacher Education

Montessori Early Childhood Teacher Education (Intensive)

Approved by the Ministry of Advanced Education Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB), affiliated by the American Montessori Society (AMS) and accredited by the Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education (MACTE).

The program provides comprehensive learning in Montessori philosophy and practice, including familiarity with child development and observation, Montessori philosophy, Montessori materials, and the full range of the Montessori curriculum.

The practicum component provides the student with a supervised teaching and learning experience and a period of observation, internalization, and further study, in order to bring together the theory and practice of Montessori education.

  • Academic: 374 hours
  • Practicum: 540 hours

“This program has been approved by the registrar of the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training”.

Learning outcomes

Upon completing all the requirements for graduation students will receive:

At the end of this program you will have developed the necessary knowledge and understanding of Montessori philosophy and practical experience to become a competent Montessori early childhood educator.

Admission Requirements

  • High School Graduate, 19 Years Old
  • English Requirement: Grade 12 English/ TOEFL 500/ Computer 173/ IBT 61/ IELTS (academic) 6.0/ 70% score on the Canadian Adult Achievement Test (CAAT) – Level C
  • Successful completion the Capital College LEC program
  • Interview with the Director of Student Affairs

Required documents

  • Diploma and transcript in English for High School or Junior College graduate. Transcript and diploma/ certificate in English for Bachelor’s degree holder.
  • Three English letters of references testifying to the suitability of the applicant for work in the early childhood field
  • Statement of Intent
  • Written Interview
  • Two recent 1” x 1” photos
  • Photocopy of ID: Personal ID (Local Students)/ Student Visa or Study Permit and Passport (International Students)
  • Physician’s Health Declaration
  • A Valid Canadian Criminal Record Check Clearance issued by Criminal Records Review Program

Program Highlights

  • Affiliated by American Montessori Society (AMS)
  • Theory and practicum are closely related through the program
  • Dedicated and experienced faculty
  • Can transfer 30 credits into Hope University Bachelor of Arts
  • Can transfer 26 credits into Hope University Bachelor of Business program
  • Can transfer 12 credits into Chaminade University Master of Montessori Education

Heath and Safety

The College ensures the health and safety of all staff, students and community by following the official guidelines set out by the Government of Canada, the Province of British Columbia; local health and safety authorities.

TheCOVID-19 safety and response plans developed by the institution are intended to provide a comprehensive safety plan and support the return of international students. The intent is to mitigate risks associated with the COVID-19 pandemic.

The plans apply to domestic and international students; faculty and staff; community and the public; and external contractors.

There are ongoing updates to the regulations regarding entering Canada due to the COVID-19 situation.

International students on study permits continue be allowed into Canada for institutions assessed to have appropriate measures in place to ensure that the students who attend the institution can meet applicable obligations with respect to the mandatory quarantine.   Please refer to the website below and/or contact the College for updates.


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