International Accreditation

Montessori Schools & College

International Accreditation

The College of Modern Montessori holds accredited status for its part-time and full-time early childhood teacher education certification course from the Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education (MACTE) through the years 2012 – 2018


MACTE (Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education) is an independent, non-profit organisation that provides accreditation for Montessori teacher education institutions and programmes around the world. The programmes must meet strict requirements and embrace the principles, theory and philosophy behind the Modern Montessori Method. Find out more about MACTE.

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South African Accreditation

National Accreditation – ETDP SETA

The ETDP SETA (Education, Training & Development Practice Sector Education & Training Authority) was established to promote and facilitate the delivery of education, training and development in order to enhance the skills profile of the ETD sector. The ETQA (Education Training Quality Assurance) unit of the ETDP SETA is formally accredited by SAQA (South African Qualifications Authority) in accordance with the SAQA Act (Act 58 of 1995).

The College of Modern Montessori is accredited by the ETDP SETA to offer the following qualification:

  • National Diploma in Early Childhood Development Practice
  • Qualification ID – 23118
  • Level 5
  • Credit Value – 240


Be aware that some Montessori training organisations are claiming to have international accreditation. It is therefore important that you check the authenticity of their claims. When enrolling on a Montessori Teacher Training Programme, ensure that you verify the courses claims to accreditation. The College Of Modern Montessori is the ONLY Montessori Teacher Training Institution in South Africa to be internationally accredited by an independent accreditation board: MACTE (Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education). Please be aware that an affiliation to an international institution is not the same as accreditation by an independent body – see more at the Macte website.