Professional Learning

Courses and Trainings

NCMPS supports public Montessori schools, teachers, and leaders with targeted professional development.

Classroom Practice

Safe Learning Cultures

Safe Learning Cultures and Emotional Support for Children

January 25–March 22 • $195

Seven-week course with five live sessions

This course provides practical strategies and research-based interventions to help children feel safe and ready to learn in Montessori classrooms, schools, and communities.

Safe Learning Cultures

Ambientes Seguros y Apoyo Emocional para Estudiantes Sesiones en línea

1 de febrero – 29 de marzo • $195

Curso de 7 semanas con 5 sesiones en vivo

En estos tiempos de estrés e incertidumbre, nuestros estudiantes pueden tener retos emocionales. Como educadores, debemos estar preparados para apoyarles.

Assistants Training
School-based preparation for support

Open enrollment year-round • $195

12-hour online course with school-based support

This course introduces new Montessori primary and elementary assistants to the prepared environment and their role within it. Enrollment requires a school-based facilitator to support aspects of the course.

Assistants can take the course individually, or a whole school can subscribe at a group rate.

Montessori Coaching and Child Study

Coaches Training

Coaches Training

January 26–March 9 • $295

Seven-week online course with seven online sessions

This course prepares coaches to support effective, equitable Montessori practice, and to work with leadership teams to strengthen developmentally supportive practices throughout the program. This spring’s sessions will address coaching under in-person and distance learning conditions.

The training will be offered in two sections—
choose the day and time that works best for you:

Coaches Workshop

Coaches Workshop

January–May 2021 • $445

Eight online sessions through the end of the school year

This Workshop brings participants from previous Coaches Trainings together to refine and deepen their work, ask questions, share, reflect, problem-solve, and implement Coaching tools during this unusual year.

Child Study Workshop

Child Study Workshop

January–May 2021 • $295

Five online sessions through the end of the school year

This Workshop brings participants from previous Child Study Trainings together in small, facilitated groups to refine and deepen their work, and supports them as they implement Child Study through this unusual year.


DERS – Developmental Environment Rating Scale

Open enrollment year-round • $85

A three-hour online orientation to the DERS

This course introduces leaders and teachers to the Developmental Environment Rating Scale and how it can be used for coaching, support, and classroom assessment.

DERS – Developmental Environment Rating Scale
Training and Certification

Open enrollment year-round • $380

A six-hour online training and certification

The DERS, used for coaching, support, and assessment, measures classroom quality according to developmental outcomes such as executive functions, linguistic and cultural fluency, and social-emotional flexibility. This course provides training and a one-year subscription.

Assessment Playbook Tool Study

Open enrollment year-round • $295

Nine recorded sessions plus live office hours

The Montessori Assessment Playbook is a strategy manual and collection of tools for implementing an assessment model grounded in Montessori and supporting human flourishing.