Our Mission Statement
The mission of the MTEC-SFBA is to provide infant and toddler, early childhood, elementary, and administration courses for Adult Learners that lead to employment as a teacher and in a Montessori educational setting at the appropriate level.
Our Faculty…Our Inspiration
Our faculty bring strong academic degrees and Montessori credentials as well as years of practical experience to enrich and deepen your understanding of Montessori, children and their interface in the classroom.
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Infant & Toddler
Montessori Philosophy II, Montessori Pedagogue II, Environmental Design II, Field Consultant; Program Leadership, Field Consultant
Early Childhood Field Consultant; Practical Life & Philosophy, Classroom Leadership
Montessori Primary Teacher, Association Montessori International (1980)
AMS Early Childhood Credential, American Montessori Society (1991)
AMS Infant Toddler Teacher Credential, American Montessori Society (2010)
B.A. History, Economics, & Geography, Sri Lanka (1980)
Diploma in Music, London College of Music (1981)
Infant & Toddler
Montessori Philosophy I, Montessori Pedagogue I, Environmental Design I, and Child Development (8 hours).
AMS Infant and Toddler Credential, American Montessori Society (2002)
B.S. Language Development for Young Children, State Pedagogical Institute for Foreign Languages, University of Moscow (1978)
M.A Early Childhood Education, University of Moscow, (1980)
Music and Movement
Elementary I Music and Movement
Elementary II Music and Movement
AMS Early Childhood Teacher Credential, American Montessori Society (1990)
AMS Elementary I Teacher Credential, American Montessori Society (1996)
B.A. Arts in Theater, Florida State University (1980)
M.A. Education, College of Notre Dame (2000)
Infant & Toddler
Early Childhood Foundation
Field Consultant, Child, Family, & Community, and Child Development: Prenatal to Three Years
Early Childhood Field Consultant, Parent Involvement (Child, Family, & Community); Physical & Life Sciences: Social Studies, Child Development, Philosophy.
Elementary I Field Consultant, Elementary I Language Grammar Curriculum, Elementary I Geometry Curriculum, Philosophy.
Elementary II Field Consultant, Elementary II Language Grammar Curriculum, Elementary II Geometry Curriculum, Philosophy.
Administration Practicum Coordinator, Administration Field Consultant, Administration Coursework.
Early Childhood Parent Involvement (Child, Family, & Community), Child Development, and Observation in Child Development
Infant & Toddler All About Me & My Five Senses
Elementary Exploring the Seasons and Its Plants and Animals
AMS Early Childhood Credential, American Montessori Society (1975)
AMS Elementary Level I Credential, American Montessori Society (1980)
AMS Infant & Toddler Credential, American Montessori Society (2012)
B.A. Psychology, University of Washington (1972)
Fifth Year Teacher Credential/ Native American Education Program,University of Washington (1973)
M.A. Education, College of Notre Dame (1975)
Dr. Pamela Zell Rigg
Infant & Toddler
Early Childhood Foundation
AMS Early Childhood Teacher Credential, American Montessori Society (1967)
AMS Elementary (6 to 9) Teacher Credential, American Montessori Society (1980)
AMS Infant and Toddler Teacher Credential, American Montessori Society (2002)
B.A. English Literature, New York University (1965)
M.A. Early Childhood Education, New York University (1969)
M.A. Educational Psychology, University of Arizona (1972)
Ph.D. Math, Science & Technology in Education, UC Berkeley (1990)
Early Childhood Instructor: Practical Life & Philosophy, Sensorial & Philosophy, Mathematics & Philosophy
AMS Early Childhood Teacher Credential, American Montessori Society (2015)
AMS Infant & Toddler Teacher Credential, American Montessori Society (2020)
B.S. Psychology, Centro Escolar University, Manila, Philippines (2005)
B.Ed. Early Childhood Education, Centro Escolar University, Manila, Philippines (2006)
M.A. Special Education, Philippine Normal University, Manila, Philippines (2008)
Early Childhood Field Consultant; Sensorial Curriculum, Language Curriculum, Mathematics Curriculum, & Philosophy
Early Childhood Phonograms: Green Series
Montessori Early Childhood Teacher Credential, American Montessori Society (2007)
B.A. Human Development, California State University – East Bay (2016)
M.A. Education Leadership, California State University – East Bay (2021)
Elementary I Geometry Curriculum, Elementary Mathematics Curriculum, & Philosophy
AMS Elementary Level I-II Teacher Credential, American Montessori Society (2001)
B.A Psychology, University of Dallas (1987)
M.A. Education, Loyola College (2002)
Practicum Coordinator/ Field Consultant
Maryam Haghbin, Instructor
Early Childhood Sensorial , Learning Differences, Peace Education
Early Childhood Yoga for Early Childhood, Colored Cylinder Extensions
Infant & Toddler Observation, Personal Growth, Yoga for Toddler
Early Childhood Education Certificate, Butte College (2001)
AMS Early Childhood Teacher Credential (2004)
AMS Infant Toddler Teacher Credential (2018)
B.A. Sociology, Tehran University (1982)
Elementary I Art Curriculum
Elementary II Art Curriculum
Early Childhood Art Curriculum for the Early Childhood
Elementary Art Curriculum for the Elementary
AMS Elementary Credential I & II, American Montessori Society (2006)
M.A. Montessori Elementary Education, St. Mary’s College (2008)
B.A. Fine Arts Printmaking, Sonoma State University (1989)
MTEC San Francisco Bay Area maintains the following three accreditations, which assures our students that we meet the high standards required by these agencies.
Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education (MACTE)
MACTE accreditation is in seven (7) year internals. MTEC-SFBA current accreditation interval is 2022 to March, 2028.
Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education (MACTE) Address: 420 Park Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902. Phone Number: (434) 202-7793. Executive Director: Rebecca Pelton
American Montessori Society (AMS)
AMS affiliation is in seven (7) year intervals. The current accreditation interval is 2012 to March 2028.
American Montessori Society (AMS) Address: 116 East 16th Street, 6th Floor, New York, NY 10003 Phone Number: (212) 358-1250 Chief Education & Learning Officer: Gina Lofquist
“Approval” or “approval to operate” means that the Bureau (BPPE) has determined and certified that an institution meets minimum standards established by the Bureau for integrity, financial stability, and educational quality, including the offering of bona fide instruction by qualified faculty and the appropriate assessment of students’ achievement prior to, during, and at the end of its program.
Bureau of Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE) Address: 1747 N. Market Blvd. Unit 225 Sacramento,CA 95834 Phone Number: (888) 370-7589 Bureau Chief: Dr. Michael Marion, Jr.
The BPPE ensures that Schools of postsecondary education meet defined standards. Among the standards are disclosure requirements.
School Performance Fact Sheets (PFS) is such a disclosure. The PFSs below are filed with the BPPE. Regardless of any information you may have relating to completion rates, placement rates, starting salaries, or license exam passage rates, the School Performance Fact Sheet below contain the information as calculated pursuant to state law.
Any questions a student may have regarding these fact sheets that have not been satisfactorily answered by us may be directed to the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education.
Address: 1747 N. Market Blvd. Unit 225 Sacramento, CA 95834 Website: www.bppe.ca.gov Telephone number (toll-free): (888) 370-7589 Fax: (916) 263-1897