The short answer is no – and nobody can claim to have this in the truest sense of the meaning.
The reason for not claiming international accreditation is that there is no ONE global body or organisation that accredits Montessori teacher training centres, programmes or Montessori schools. It is a misleading statement because it does imply that there is an overriding authority that oversees this process and the majority of people who are exploring Montessori for the first time make that assumption.
What it really means is that the training centre or school has received accreditation through or by an organisation (usually an affiliated organisation) overseas. That organisation may hold accreditation with the authorities in their country of origin, which is then applied to the Southern African based organisation. That however, does not, in the true meaning translate into ‘international accreditation’. Often the ‘mother’ organisation has accreditation in their country and it is then assumed this accreditation is transferable to other centres around the world when in fact that accreditation is only valid in the country of origin.
MACTE (Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education) is often claimed to be the authority that gives ‘international’ accreditation. Whilst MACTE does offer accreditation to teacher education programmes outside of the United States of America, it is an organisation established predominantly to meet the quality assurance and standards required by the government of the United States.
Although subtle, there is a difference between having accreditation through an affiliation to an organisation based in another country, and ‘international accreditation’.