Do you have a WMI Diploma? You may be able to update it to a MACTE-accredited qualification. 

Who qualifies? 

WMI graduates who meet the following criteria:

  • Have been awarded a WMI Montessori Diploma in the last 5 years (from 2014). Diplomas awarded prior to this will be considered on a case-by-case basis (contact us)

  • Have worked at least 2 of those 5 years in a Montessori environment. If less than 2 years since qualification, those currently working in a Montessori environment can participate.

  • Practical modules were completed in Oslo. 

What is involved? 

  • Participate in the Update Module, running from September 2019 to June 2020. Module will include: 

    • Assignment 1: Montessori Theory and ​Practice

    • Assignment 2: Montessori Practical and Practice

    • Attendance at professional development day in Oslo (Re-inspiration Day)

    • Participation in chat and discussion forum

    • Classroom hours in a Montessori environment during update module

    • Approximate hours needed for completion: 360 (more for Adolescent programme)

How can you apply? 

First, complete the online application form Existing Diploma Update (MACTE). You will need your WMI username and password, please contact us if you no longer have this information.


After you have submitted your online application, you will receive an email confirming receipt of your application. Before being accepted in to the Update Module, you will be asked to submit the following documents: 

  • A motivation statement (more detail will be provided).

  • Evidence of work experience in a Montessori environment since your qualification.

  • Evidence of continuing professional development (CPD) since qualification.

  • Letters of recommendation, one from each of the following:

    1. School leadership from a Montessori school you have worked in.

    2. A colleague you have worked with in a Montessori environment.

    3. A parent whose child you have worked with in a Montessori environment. 


After submitting these documents, you will receive further communication indicating whether or not you qualify for an update.

Curriculum Vitae and copy of educational qualifications will be required after enrolment. Please have these ready.

Applications due by 30 June 2019. Payment will be due after acceptance in to the programme. 

This price includes all course content, assessment, registration with MACTE and professional development day in autumn 2019. 

Time limit: 
Update Module will start in September 2019 and finish in June 2020. No extensions are permitted.

Updated diplomas will all be awarded in July 2020 and will be issued in September 2020. 


Applications accepted until 30th June 2019.

Update Module runs 1st September 2019 - 30th June 2020. 

Benefits of updating your diploma:
There are many Montessori trainings and it can be challenging to show the quality of your training to those unfamiliar with your chosen college. While we are confident that our training has always been of a high calibre and that WMI graduates are quality Montessori educators, we recognise the need for an agreed world standard. This is the reason we chose to seek MACTE accreditation. MACTE is an internationally recognised accrediting body, the only one of its kind for Montessori teacher education, and provides accreditation for many of the top Montessori colleges.

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