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 and in 1994 expanded the college
program to offer Infant/Toddler Teacher Education.
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 current owner and director, Kim Yeager, and the name was changed to Montessori Training Center.
Just recently, the ownership of MTC was transferred to Libby Armanino, a colleague of Kim Yeager's. Kim will stay on as Elementary Coordinator.