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Opportunity at The Institute for Educational Studies (TIES) at Endicott College 


IGS is a Partner Program with TIES!


The Institute for Guided Studies’ students and graduates are invited to obtain graduate credit for their Montessori training through The Institute for Educational Studies (TIES) at Endicott College, an internationally recognized

Montessori graduate program. Endicott College is located in Beverly, Massachusetts, just north of Boston. This program continues to be a forerunner in online education.

To earn your M.Ed. requires 36 credits. Please visit the program website at www.ties-edu.org. The descriptions here provide insight into the context of the program. We also encourage you to read the Program Commentaries page. The web site is where you will find the online graduate school application. There are no required residencies on the physical campus. Credits are earned through Endicott’s innovative eCampus. The faculty are all long time Montessori practitioners.

United States citizens qualify for Federally financed guaranteed student loans. If you enroll for the M.Ed. before you start at IGS, your IGS fees may also be covered. Contact us in the TIES office and we can explain the process.



For a video of Philip addressing this past year's incoming cohort that might be helpful if you're considering TIES: Click Here.


For a letter to prospective applicants: Click Here.

For FAQs Click Here.


Contact: Sharon Moliken, TIES-Endicott Admissions: endicott@ties-edu.org

St. Catherine's University has a new opportunity for graduates of IGS Early Childhood and Infant Toddler Programs. Use y our credential for credit towards a bachelor's degree!  Find out more!

Exciting Opportunity for IGS Graduates!


IGS and Sarasota University (SU) have entered into an articulation agreement for IGS graduates to receive credit towards a Masters of Arts Degree in Montessori Education or Montessori Leadership.


Just what is an articulation agreement?  This agreement formalizes the partnership between IGS and SU to allow for up to eighteen credits to be applied towards a Master’s degree when an IGS graduate enrolls in Sarasota University. This applies to all IGS graduates who currently have bachelor’s degree and a Montessori Educational Programs International (MEPI) credential at any level.  The Masters programs at SU consist of online courses which allows for students to complete their degrees with a distance learning strengths based program. 


More information about enrolling in the program can be found at www.sarasotauniversity.org.


You can also contact them at info@sarasotauniversity.org.


IGS is pleased to announce your job postings for Montessori professionals.

Montessori School of Camden

The Montessori School of Camden
2 Montessori Way
Camden, SC 29020
Phone: 803-432-6828

The Montessori School of Camden (MSC) seeks a qualified candidate to lead an early childhood
Qualifications: The ideal candidate should hold or be eligible for a current South Carolina
teaching certificate, be a dedicated team player, enthusiastic, and have strong classroom
management and communication skills. The candidate must be self-motivated, positive,
flexible, compassionate, well-organized, passionate about Montessori Philosophy, and
participate enthusiastically in school community activities. The successful candidate should love
working with children and possess a warm and collaborative personality. Our teachers are
expected to communicate with parents and each other on a regular basis. Preference will be
given to candidates holding a Montessori early childhood credential from a MACTE-accredited
institution. Two years’ experience as a lead teacher is preferred


For More Information Click Here!
posted 10/25/2019

South Jordan Montessori School

We are seeking an afternoon teacher in our Early childhood classroom.  Must be Montessori certified or working on Montessori certification. 


Hours: 12-4 Mon-Thurs, Pay: $10-$14/hour depending on experience  

Job Responsibilities:

- Responsible for preparation of the classroom environment, materials and equipment; ensures that all materials are in good repair and all sets complete. Develops and makes materials when needed.

- Maintain a clean and safe environment

- Plan and implement the Montessori curriculum. Give appropriate presentations and establish a record keeping system to track the children’s progress.

- Ensure respectful and open lines of communication with parents. Be available to parents through written communication, setting up conferences, and educating parents in Montessori philosophy.

- Assist in the planning and maintenance of the outdoor environment.

- Comply with all continuing education requirements. 

- Attend all faculty meetings and scheduled staff events


If interested, please email sojomontessori@gmail.com or call/text Maryann Packer. 801-703-5237

posted 8/13/2019

Painted Desert Montessori Academy in Buckeye, Arizona is seeking an Upper Elementary Classroom Teacher (4th – 6th) to join our amazing elementary cohort. Applicants must be Montessori Elementary certified. Our elementary and middle school programs run four days, M-TH, 7:30am-3:15pm. Teachers also work most Fridays 8am-12pm. This schedule design builds internal collaboration and professional development opportunities that drive our learning and strength based classrooms. 

Painted Desert Montessori Academy is a public charter Montessori school founded in the unified belief to “Empower Confident Learners”.  Established in 2016, we serve children ages 3-14, including five Primary, five Lower Elementary, four Upper Elementary, and two Middle School classrooms. The students, faculty, staff, and parents comprise a close-knit school community. Teachers, families and administration collaborate and support each other to guide and nurture the education and development of our school community. 

Our mission statement guides us: We believe education should address not only the academic needs of the children, but also speak to their spirits. Our mission is to provide individualized instruction that fosters a love of learning and respect for all living things. With the Montessori philosophy at the core, children will be guided through hands on learning in a prepared environment.

If you have a pioneering spirit, enjoy creating collaboratively, and are moved by the vision of social change through education, please consider joining our team of like-minded and experienced colleagues. Salaries are commensurate with experience. Apply using this link - http://pdma.education/employment 

posted 5/28/2019

6744 S Kings Hwy, Alexandria, VA | www.RiverFarmCooperative.com 

Seeking Middle School Teacher for Progressive School, Alexandria, VA

The River Farm Cooperative (www.RiverFarmCooperative.com) in Alexandria, VA, is seeking a 
passionate, holistic, full-time educator for students ages 11–14 in a mixed-age classroom. This is 
an incredible opportunity to teach in a wholesome setting: you’ll have a small class of motivated 
students (12 max.), dedicated parents, high levels of autonomy and creativity in the classroom, and 
a chance to help us build our new middle school program. Plus, your innovative, equity-oriented 
lessons and ideas will be celebrated and valued in our familial community! Imagine starting your 
teaching day with yoga, weekly hikes, spending daily time in nature, and having strong parent 

About the River Farm Cooperative:
Based in Alexandria, VA, the River Farm Cooperative is a secular, parent-powered, independent 
private school cooperative for grades K-8. We guide a child’s individual and innate desire to learn 
by encouraging opportunities to exercise self-motivation,
self-knowledge, and respect for self, others, and the planet. While academics are important to us, 
our program is unique in that we also emphasize socio-emotional growth, relationships, curiosity, 
and respect for the natural world. To nurture this growth, we greet each school day with community 
yoga/meditation, daily check-in, weekly hikes, daily free time in nature (rain-or-shine), and 1-2 
field trips per month to encourage students to connect to their bodies, their peers, and the world 
around them. There are two additional classrooms, for a total school enrollment of 38 children max.

Job Details:
Our teacher is responsible for preparing daily lesson plans, record keeping, and for instruction of 
11-14 year olds in language arts, math, writing, science, history, geography, cultural studies, 
nature study, and arts appreciation. Must be able to inspire and challenge children and to develop 
and teach innovative lesson plans adaptable to multiple age and grade levels 6-8. The ideal 
applicant has experience/training in progressive pedagogical environments such as Reggio-Emilia 
Inspired, Montessori,




Waldorf, Outdoor/Forest education, Africana Studies, or Critical Pedagogy. Our preferred candidate 
is inspired to share in a love of learning with children, and possesses strong classroom management 
skills, with a genuine reverence for the world.

Flexible position start date, to accommodate those currently in teaching contracts; available 
immediately, as full or part time, with a hard start date for September 2019 full time. Our 
preference is for someone to begin, paid to shadow, or overlap in the spring semester of 2019. 
School is in session September through mid-June, 8:15 am – 3:30 pm. Teachers are expected to come 
early and stay later to prepare and chat with parents, and to attend a reasonable number of 
meetings and events. Salary $45-50K, depending on enrollment and qualifications. Holidays and most 
school vacations follow Fairfax County. Benefits include paid time off and a tuition discount. We 
rarely close for weather.

Minimum Qualifications:
● Bachelor’s degree in education or a degree in a related field with a progressive education 
certificate (Waldorf, Montessori, etc.) and four years of experience teaching in a progressive 
environment with mixed ages.
●   Three years of experience teaching academics to students in grades 6-8.
o Ability to teach language arts, history, science, and math to a tween and young teen population, 
including algebra.
● Background in progressive education (knowledge of cooperative education, Outdoor/Forest Schools, 
Reggio Emilia Inspired, Montessori, Waldorf, or another progressive education pedagogy).
● An understanding of and appreciation for intercultural differences; commitment to diversity and 
social justice.

Additional Preferred Qualifications:
●   Knowledge of curriculum development and/or adolescent education
●   Knowledge of Real Science Odyssey, Singapore Math, Writing Revolution
●   Willing and able to hike and be outdoors in all kinds of weather, year-round
●   Experience in a mixed-age classroom
●   Love of, and knowledge about, the outdoors
●   A passion for working in a cooperative educational environment
●   High-energy, creative, flexible, nurturing, and collaborative spirit
●   Training and/or experience in yoga; willing to be trained in yoga

Interested candidates, please send a resume and a cover letter or cover email to: 

Your cover letter should explain why you are a great fit for the position.

posted 5/28/2019

We are hiring!

Coastal Empire Montessori Charter School in Savannah, Ga is accepting applications from those interested in the following positions: Primary Teaching Assistant Lower Elementary Lead Teacher Lower Elementary Teaching Assistant Upper Elementary Lead Teacher Upper Elementary Teaching Assistant Special Education Teacher Special Education Para Please submit resume, letter of interest and teaching philosophy to katherine.davis@cemco.org

posted 3/29/2019