In 1979, Montessori Teachers College was founded by Karen Lecy, M.Ed., in Carmichael, CA.  Since that time, MTC has equipped hundreds of students in the Northern California region with Montessori teacher education programs of the highest standards of instruction and scholarship for the early childhood teacher.  

In 1992, Norman Lorenz, M.Ed., assumed the direction of the early childhood program.

MTC received accreditation status for its early childhood program from the Montessori Accreditation Council for Montessori Education (MACTE) in 1995. 

MTC began offering the Elementary 6-12 course in 2001 and received accreditation from MACTE for the Elementary I course in 2007 and for the Elementary I-II course in 2009 while it was owned by the Montessori Project Foundation under the Directorship of Cherie Gardner Cooney. 

On July 1, 2009, the college was acquired by  Kim Yeager and the name was changed to Montessori Training Center.  Libby Armanino owned and directed the college from 2013 until the summer of 2017

Just recently, the ownership of MTC was transferred to Sylvia Loveless who is waiting for official recognition from BPPE, AMS and MACTE.

Maria Montessori