Institute for Montessori Innovation Website

Westminster's Montessori Programs

Student LearningPrograms:

Early Childhood (ages 2 ½ to 6)
Lower Elementary (ages 6 to 9)
Upper Elementary (ages 9 to 12)


The courses are taught on the campus of Westminster College, Salt Lake City, Utah

2014-15 Schedule:

Eight week summer session, June 9-August 2. Classes meet five days per week, 8:00am to 4:30pm. The summer session is followed by a year’s supervised practicum in an approved Montessori school, and bi-weekly seminars

Two Options:

  • Credential only (no college credit)
  • Master of Education degree (the Montessori courses plus four additional courses for the M.Ed.)


Credential only: 
Early Childhood: $7,200 plus approximately $2000 for materials and fees
Lower Elementary: $7,450 plus approximately $2000 for materials and fees
Upper Elementary: $6,150 without practicum, $7,400 with practicum plus materials and fees
Administration: varies, depending on courses taken

Master of Education: $695 per credit hour
Early Childhood (32 credit hours)
Lower Elementary (34 credit hours)
Administration (34 credit hours)

Federal loans are available for students in the M.Ed. program.


Students who live far from Salt Lake City may stay in a nearby hotel at monthly rates. There are some student-sublet apartments near the campus that are available in the summer as well.

Distance Option:

Students carrying out the year-long practicum far from Salt Lake City will be able to participate in the school-year seminars through distance learning. They will need to return to Salt Lake for two or three long weekends during the year for intensive methods courses.


The Institute for Montessori Innovation is accredited by the Montessori Accreditation Council on Teacher Education (MACTE) and affiliated with the American Montessori Society (AMS).