Executive Director
of the Montessori Center for Teacher Education
LoAnn Jundt

LoAnn Jundt is the Executive Director of Argonauta Educational Programs Inc., the nonprofit corporation which operates Maria Montessori School of San Diego for children ages 3-15 and the Montessori Center for Teacher Education. Ms.Jundt has taught all ages from preschool through college graduates. She received her Montessori Credential for   2-7 in London, England in 1965 through the International Association of Progressive Montessorians (IAPM). Ms. Jundt attended the Advanced Montessori Training Course in Bergamo, Italy in 1980 and holds the Montessori Credential for Elementary ages 6-12 from the Association Montessori International (AMI).


Montessori Center for Teacher Education courses are conducted in the fully equipped classrooms of Maria Montessori School for children ages 3-14 located at 4544 Pocahontas Avenue, San Diego, California 92117.


Montessori Center for Teacher Education is sponsored by Argonauta Educational Programs, Inc., a nonprofit educational corporation created to establish Montessori schools for children,  to offer teacher education programs  for adults, to conduct parent study groups, and to provide qualified lecturers on Montessori Education.

Montessori Center for Teacher Education Courses are accredited by the Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education (MACTE) to 2021.  The Early Childhood and the Elementary Teacher Education Courses, 6-9 and 6-12, are affiliated by the American Montessori Society (AMS).


116 East 16th Street
New York, NY 10003
Phone: 212-358-1250
Fax:  212-358-1256


108 Second Street S.W. Suite 7
Charlottesville, VA 22902
Phone: (434) 202-7793
Fax: (888) 525-8838

P.O. Box 980818
West Sacramento, CA 95798-0818

Information and Applications

Information and applications for enrollment can be obtained by writing or calling

Montessori Center for Teacher Education
4544 Pocahontas Ave.
San Diego, CA 92117
(858) 270-9350

Montessori Center for Teacher Education does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national or ethnic origin, or sexual orientation.

Applications may be downloaded here:

Early Childhood Pre-requesite for 6-9 Course
3-6 Course Application
6-9 Course Application
9-12 Component Application

Bureau for Private Post-Secondary Education:

Click here for our School Catalog
Click here for our BPPE Report
Click here for our BPPE Performance Fact Sheet – 2015

To satisfy “California Ability to Benefit” requirements, if the student does not have a college degree, a qualifying test must be taken before the first day of the academic component. This test does not cover any subject areas but rather screens for possession of minimum language, logic, and number skills.

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