Courses & certifications

Grow as an educator in the home and/or classroom.

8-week course on Charlotte Mason’s Living ideas

CORE teacher training

Conversations on Relational Education is an 8-week online teacher-training class. You will join a small cohort of educators for a rigorous study of Mason’s ideas and to learn and discuss what they look like in practice. An experienced instructor facilitates virtual discussions, and readings are scheduled from our spine text, When Children Love to Learn. Additional articles, CMI conference lectures, videos, and other resources are all provided.  Each week builds on the ideas of relational education, and discussions focus on how to apply it in varied settings. Weekly written responses and attendance at discussion is required.

Summer Term: 
(FULL) Cohort #1:  Jun 6- Jul 31, class meetings Mondays, 8:30-9:30pm EST
(FULL) Cohort #2:  Jun 7 - Aug 1, class meetings Tuesdays, 8:30-9:30pm EST
(FULL) Cohort #3: 
Jun 6 - Jul 31, class meetings Mondays, 7-8pm EST

Course Topics
Week 1: Introduction
Week 2: Personhood
Week 3: Atmosphere
Week 4: Discipline
Week 5: Life, Science of Relations, Curriculum & Lesson Planning
Week 6: Living Books and Narration
Week 7: Language Arts
Week 8: Natural History

  • Gain confidence in Mason’s core principles and methods to implement them in your context.
  • Grow in understanding the “why” behind Mason’s methods.
  • Discuss practical strategies for lesson planning, teacher prep, scheduling, and classroom management.
  • Interact with other Mason educators and experts to glean encouragement and insight.
  • On completion, receive a certificate for 28 Professional Development hours and fulfill a requirement toward Charlotte Mason Certified™ and Charlotte Mason Trained™ CMI teacher certifications.

Become Charlotte Mason Certified™ (CMC)

Basic and Advanced Teacher Certification

Educators looking for a Charlotte Mason certification can complete either the Basic or Advanced Certificate at their own pace by fulfilling a standard set of qualifications. These include readings, courses, written papers, and observation. Certificates are tailored for the general Mason educator desiring to  

learn and apply more deeply the principles and practices of Mason’s relational education in homes and classrooms. Participants also complete overlapping requirements toward Charlotte Mason Trained™ certifications. Click on either of the certificates to read more.


Dr Jack Beckman about Blue Open Door

Become Charlotte Mason Trained™ (CMT)

Blue Open Door program

Blue Open Door will bring a course of study for aspiring and active teachers and educational leaders in Charlotte Mason-based schools. It is an intentional 14-month course of study offered in an online format and focused on bringing Charlotte Mason’s principles and practices to bear on two key roles in school contexts – teachers and school leaders. It is designed to be challenging and rigorous in terms of thinking and pedagogy.

The program consists of seven content-based 6-week courses over 11 months with a Capstone Culmination project lasting approximately 3 months. Studies lead to a CMI renewable Certificate as a Charlotte Mason Trained™ teacher.