Admission, Selection and Fees

 VBE Montessori Program Admission Requirements

  • Degree from an accredited college/university*
  • English proficiency (oral and written)
  • Successful completion of the VBE Learning Services Division Montessori Foundation Course

Selection Procedure

  • Review of 3 letters of recommendation and university transcripts
  • Applicant interview

* Applicants with college/university degrees will be given preference. Applicants without a degree will be considered pending an interview and review of qualifications and life experience.  Applicants accepted without a college/university degree are required to complete a degree within three years from the start date of the elementary credential program.  A Montessori Elementary Credential can not be issued if this requirement is not met.

Mentorship Program Admission Requirements

  • degree from an accredited college/university
  • English proficiency (oral and written)
  • Montessori Elementary Credential

Selection Procedure

  • Review of 3 letters of recommendation and university transcripts
  • Applicant interview

How Do I Apply?

Foundation Course

The Foundation Course is not a stand alone course.  Successful completion of the Foundation Course is a prerequisite for admission into the Elementary Credential program.

Complete & submit an application form with the tuition fee for the Foundation Course along with the following in one envelope.

  • $100 non-refundable  application fee 
  • College/University transcripts (2 original copies)
  • Three sealed reference letters 
  • Evidence of teaching credential (if applicable)

The tuition fee for the Foundation Course if the applicant does not have a Montessori Early Childhood Credential from a MACTE accredited training center is $500. Tuition fee for applicants in the UBC B.Ed Montessori cohort program is $500.

Note: The fee, of those who successfully complete the course, will be credited toward the elementary credential program tuition fee.

Mentorship Program

Complete & submit an Application for Admission (download link) along with the following in one envelope.

  • $100 non-refundable  application 
  • College/University transcripts (2 original copies)
  • Three sealed reference letters 
  • Photocopy of Montessori credential
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