General Information Related To All
Montessori Teacher Education Courses

Executive Director
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 ages 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

Debra Sheehan

Debra Sheehan is Director of the Montessori Center for Teacher Education (MCTE) located in San Diego, California and Assistant Director of Maria Montessori School, also located in San Diego. Debra teaches in all course levels as well as being the Practicum Supervisor for all adult learners. She holds Montessori credentials for Early Childhood, Elementary I – II, and Secondary I and is fully qualified to teach children between the ages of 2.5-15 years old as well as adults in teacher education programs for these age ranges. Debra has presented workshops at National AMS conferences, international lectures on Montessori methodology, and has been a MACTE on-site verifier for several Montessori teacher education programs.


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).

American Montessori Society (AMS)

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

Montessori Accreditation Council
for Teacher Education (MACTE)

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

Information and applications for enrollment can be obtained by contacting

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

Montessori Center for Teacher Education welcomes diversity in our student body, faculty and staff. We adhere to a policy of non-discrimination in regard to race, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, and gender identity.

To satisfy “California Ability to Benefit” requirements, if the student does not have a college degree, an ability to benefit evaluation will be given on or 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.