Montessori Inclusion Endorsement - The MACAR Model

Course Information

Course Information


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Shelton Montessori Training, SMT, offers this course.

The AMS Inclusion Endorsement is designed for the credentialed Montessori teacher who seeks knowledge and skills for fully integrating an inclusive classroom model that meets the needs of diverse learners.  The endorsement incorporates the teacher and learner practices used in Montessori schools, while recognizing and honoring the needs of children with learning exceptionalities.

This course is available for credentialed Montessori teachers. All required courses are offered during two summer sessions. An enrollment of five teachers is required for this course.

For this AMS Inclusion Endorsement, the requirements are:

  • A Montessori certificate at any level
  • Attendance for the 20 days of the 2-year course
  • Successful completion of the 160 hours of coursework
  • Successful completion of a supervised practicum of 16 weeks working in their own school

A sixteen week practicum provides the opportunity to practice leading an inclusive classroom with diverse learners under the guidance of a field supervisor.

(Clicking the red "Register Online" button above will allow you to pay the application fee and access the online application form.)

Successful completion of the course and practicum earns an AMS Montessori Inclusion Endorsement

Summer Session I Date:  July 8-18, 2019 (no class on Sunday) 8:30-5:30pm
Summer Session II Date:  July 6-16, 2020 (no class on Sunday) 8:30-5:30pm

Registration Fee,Tuition, Manuals, and Association Fees: Total $5,500
Non-refundable Registration Fee - $200
$1,500 scholarship is available to the participants in the first cohort (2019-2020)
Tuition due on or before June 1 - $2,600

Registration Fee is due at the time of application and is nonrefundable. Your space will not be held until this fee has been paid.

Scholarships are available.

More Information
Contact Gulzar Babool at 972.774.1772, Ext.2510 or or
Joyce Pickering at 972.774.1772, Ext. 2226 or

Note:  teachers who wish to obtain a Masters in Special Education from Dallas Baptist University (DBU) may take additional coursework at DBU.  The coursework completed at Shelton will provide 12 credit hours toward the Master’s degree.

Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

  1. B.A. or B.S. degree - All official transcripts must be translated into English and certified as equivalent to a United States bachelor's degree. Both the original language transcript and the translated transcript must be submitted with the application. The applicant is responsible for the cost of the evaluation. Certification of the applicant's documentation can be obtained from one of the following agencies.

    World Education Service, P.O. Box 745, Old Chelsea Station, New York, NY 10113 (212-966-6311), or

    International Education Research Foundation (IERF)
    P.O. Box 3665
    Culver City, CA 90231
    Tel: 310.258.9451
  2. Three professional letters of recommendation
  3. One original transcript from the school from which you attained your highest degree
  4. Handwritten statement of purpose for attending the Elementary I Course
  5. Application with nonrefundable Application Fee
  6. Copy of Early Childhood Certificate from a MACTE accredited course or take the Overview of Early Childhood course. (Required for those without EC certification.)
  7. An interview.
  8. If you are a Non-Native Speaker of English, you must provide additional documentation.

A student whose file lacks any of the items listed above may be accepted on a provisional basis while he/she awaits the full documentation. If there are any questions the student should contact SMT for verification of status. A letter of full acceptance or a letter of provisional acceptance with deficiencies is sent.

Non-native English Speakers

Montessori Course Criteria for Non-Native Speakers of English

The Montessori courses are taught in English. Evidence of ability to communicate verbally and in writing in English at a graduate level is required for admission. The applicant is responsible for the cost of the language assessment. Please follow directions carefully. If English is not the applicant's first language, he/she is required to submit one of the following.*

TOEFL Provide an official TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
Shelton Montessori Training's Code is 3036

For information and to register:
  • Minimum Paper Based Score - 550
  • Minimum Internet Based Score - 79
  • Minimum Computer Based Score - 213

IELTS Provide an official IELTS (Intensive English Language Testing System.) Request to have an official Test Report Form sent from the test center where you took the test to Shelton Montessori Training at the address below.

For information about the test and to register:
  • overall band score of 6
  • no individual band lower than 5.

Submit to:
Gulzar Babool, Co-Director
Shelton Montessori Training
15720 Hillcrest Rd.
Dallas, TX 75248

Fax: 972-991-3977

Travel & Lodging

Travel, Lodging, and Other Information

Travel Arrangements
Your travel arrangements are your responsibility. Southwest Airlines flies into Love Field Airport. Love Field is 45 minutes away from the school. All other airlines fly into DFW, which is approximately 45 minutes to 1 hour away. A car is necessary for ground transportation in Dallas, but please refer to “Lodging” information below.

Please contact Consuela Teague by email at for questions regarding hotels.

You must arrange for your own meals. All workshop/course participants should bring a sack lunch, as only 30 minutes is allotted for the lunch break.

Casual professional attire is requested. Due to air conditioning, a sweater or light jacket is recommended.

All fees/materials are payable in U.S. currency only.

Certificate of Course Completion
All participants will receive a certificate after all requirements are fulfilled.

Montessori Courses, contact Pam Brockway via e-mail
All other courses, contact Consuela Teague via e-mail

College Credit

College Credit

Bachelor’s Degree Credit

  • We collaborate with Chaminade University to offer you an alternative to complete your bachelor’s degree online. Once you complete our training, we can transfer 18 credit hours to Chaminade. For more information please contact: Yan Yan Imamura at 808-739-8563 or

Masters Level Credit

  • Dallas Baptist University
    A Master of Arts in Teaching program (M.A.T.) can be taken concurrently from Dallas Baptist University while taking either Montessori training program. The graduate program will focus on developing teachers who will be skilled in leadership, curriculum design, and advanced instructional strategies. Please contact the Graduate Office of the School of Education 214.333.7100 for more information about admissions and registration or Dr. Carolyn Spain at or 214.333.5217.
  • Southern Methodist University
    Individuals who would like to pursue a Masters in Education with Specialization in Montessori at SMU can find more information on their website: Students admitted in the SMU Masters program can transfer 12 credit hours to count toward the full 36 credit hour Masters course work. Students must simply submit documentation from the Shelton School that they have completed the training with the last 2 years (and into the coming years.)



The Shelton Montessori Training, SMT, will be able to award teacher education scholarships to aspiring Montessori teachers due to a generous grant from the Harold Simmons Foundation.

The intent of this teacher education scholarship is to support the growth of Montessori teachers of tomorrow who will dedicate themselves to the education of children using the Montessori method.

This donation will enable SMT the ability to award up to twenty scholarships of $1,500 each to teachers who wish to apply to either the Early Childhood Montessori program or the Elementary I Montessori program.


Shelton Montessori Training holds accredited status for its Elementary I teacher education certification course from the Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education (MACTE) though the year 2024.

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Shelton Montessori Training holds Full Affiliate status for its Early Childhood, Elementary I, Elementary I-II teacher certification course with the American teacher certification course with the American Montessori Society (AMS) through the year 2024.