School Administration

The American Montessori Society (AMS) has offered a credential for Montessori school administrators since 1994, with Seton Montessori Institute among the first of AMS teacher education programs to pilot this academic offering. Today, Seton continues as a national leader in preparing Montessori administrators credentialed by the AMS.

*Pre-requisite for all applicants without a bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood, Child Development or Elementary Education is completion of the online “Introduction to Child Development.”

** Pre-requisite for Elementary applicant without a MACTE Montessori Infant-Toddler and Early Childhood credential must take an Overview of Early Childhood Course.


The Administrators Program provides opportunities for comprehensive study of Montessori philosophy and curriculum, educational leadership and school management.  The program includes extensive coursework, embracing such topics as establishing and operating an effective Montessori School, working with different types of governing boards, environmental design, student recruitment and advertising, staff management, school finance, school community building, and accreditation, among others. The Administrators program is ideal for Montessori teachers who are moving into administrative roles or starting schools, as well as non-Montessori professionals, educators and administrators who are in need of the Montessori curriculum and philosophy.  The program is current with the newest practices in all aspects of school administration and highlights the specialized needs of leading a Montessori school community.

To ensure a high quality and successful program for the administrator candidates, Seton’s instructional faculty represent extensive experience and expertise in Montessori and educational leadership.  A nine-month minimum practicum in administration, with consultation visits from Seton faculty, is a highly valued component of the program.  Graduates report that an invaluable secondary benefit of the program is the participation in a network of professional colleagues through a student cohort model.


For more details review the information under the website tab: Prospective Students, or email our Registrar at She will be pleased to answer any questions concerning our programs or the admissions process.

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