Welcome from Director TMEC

It is not the richness of environment that determines the success of the Montessori Method, but the preparation of the teacher.  

It is with great pleasure that I introduce you to Trinity Montessori Teacher Education Center (TMEC). Deciding to become a Montessori educator is a significant investment of time but the rewards are worth it. Working with a group of professionals whose passion is to provide authentic Montessori education is satisfying and rewarding. When you speak to Montessori teachers around the world, most say it was the best decision they ever made.

The TMEC team of instructors, administrators and I look forward to getting to know you and we are available to assist you along your professional journey. Some of the highlights about Trinity Montessori Teacher Education Center are:

A Diverse Faculty Team

Our instructors are from all over the world and have been working in the field of Montessori education for over several decades. Some of them have been working as CEO’s in college level institutions and others have worked as directors for renowned Montessori schools or teacher training programs. Their diverse academic backgrounds and expertise have brought great inspirations to our adult learners.

Expert Consultants

Our mentor teachers and field consultants are experienced Montessori educators and administrators. They provide evaluative feedback and mentoring throughout the practicum phase from September to May. They assist the adult learners in developing classroom management techniques and procedures for observation skills.

Learner-Centered Learning Experience

The adult learners are provided with an interactive, dynamic and collaborative learning environment in both the center and the practicum settings. Lectures, demonstrations, guided practices, discussions and tutorials provide opportunities for the learners to engage with colleagues and co-professionals.

Quality Practicum Experience

Our adult learners can choose their practicum sites either in our affiliated Montessori School of Shanghai or other TMEC approved sites. The Montessori School of Shanghai is an AMS full member school. It has four campuses in Minhang, Xuhui, Qingpu and Jiading. Adult learners can choose a convenient location for their 9-month practicum.

I look forward getting to know you, observe you in action with children and communicating with your peers and sharing highlights about our future citizens of the world – the children.


Aileen O’Brien - TMEC Director