Teacher Education Program

Welcome to the Maitland Montessori Teacher Education Program

Classes are available for certification for ages 2 1/2 through 6 years old and ages 6 to 9 years old.

Montessori is an internationally known system of education based on the philosophy of Dr. Maria Montessori. She was the first female physician in Italy, and through her work with economically and academically disadvantaged children she developed a new system of education which was based on respect for the child. In 1907, she began her school, Casa dei Bambini, in Rome, Italy. Within one year her students achieved higher academic levels than children in the Italian school system. Since then Montessori education has grown and is used in innumerable private and public schools throughout the world.

Maitland Montessori School has been a teacher education center since the early 1980's and is an American Montessori Society (AMS) full affiliate. We have educated approximately 500 students from the USA, Canada, South America, Asia, and Europe in the use of the Montessori method. AMS is a non-profit education society which was founded in 1960 and whose purpose is to help children develop their potential through the educational standards of Dr. Maria Montessori. AMS is dedicated to advancing Montessori philosophies and best practices as universal principles of human development.

For more information about AMS please see the website www.amshq.org.

Maitland Montessori School Teacher Education Program is accredited by the Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education (MACTE) Commission which serves as the accrediting agency for Montessori teacher education programs. Maitland Montessori Teacher Education Program, Levels 2 1/2 through 6 and 6 to 9, holds accredited status for its 2 1/2 through 6 and 6 to 9 teacher education programs from the Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education (MACTE) through the year 2017. AMS affiliates MACTE-accredited programs that meet AMS standards and agree to abide by and uphold all AMS requirements and standards.

Maitland Montessori School Teacher Education Program has applied for re-accreditation with MACTE (2017) and affiliation with AMS.  Our program has applied as an EI-II and will host our first EII section July 2017.  Please contact the main office at maitmon@earthlink.net or (407) 628-0019 for course information.

Our school has been under the present ownership since 1987 and educates children three to 12 years old. The school has a total enrollment of approximately 200 students and has an international reputation for delivering high-quality early childhood elementary education. The classrooms are available for teacher education students to observe, and a limited number of on-site practicums are offered.

Maitland Montessori School is accredited by AdvancED and AMS. The school has been awarded the 4C Gold Seal of Excellence year after year.

Statement of Non-Discrimination

Maitland Montessori School, Inc. admits students without discrimination on the basis of religion, race, color, sex, mental or physical disabilities (including HIV infection, blindness, deafness, mobility impairments, etc.) and grants them all rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students in the teacher education programs.


Maitland Montessori School, Inc.
2017-2018
2 1/2-6 Early Childhood Montessori Teacher Education Program
(AMS-Affiliated)

 

WHERE?                       

Maitland Montessori School
236 North Swoope Avenue
Maitland, Florida, 32751

WHEN?                         

August 23, 2017-June 10, 2018

WHY THIS COURSE?          

  • Lecturers are fully qualified in Montessori philosophy and materials. They are based locally and easily accessible throughout the year.  Visiting specialists add to the dynamics of the course. 
  • All classes are taught in a fully equipped Montessori school that is affiliated with the American Montessori Society (AMS) and accredited by the Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education (MACTE) (2017). 
  • Maitland Montessori Teacher Education Program, Level 2 1/2 through 6, holds accredited status for its 2 1/2 through 6 teacher education certification program from the Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education (MACTE) through the year 2017. 
  • Maitland Montessori School is available for additional practice at no extra cost, if requested or required. 

Please direct all inquiries for information to:

Lydia Dunkle, Registrar
Maitland Montessori School
236 N. Swoope Avenue
Maitland, FL32751

Phone:  (407) 628-0019 or FAX: (407) 628-9796

e-mail:  maitmon@earthlink.net

Web Site:  www.maitlandmontessori.org

 

Requirements for Early Childhood Teacher Education Program

 

Philosophy

A course dedicated to preparing adult learners must have as its guiding values the fundamental principles upon which Dr. Maria Montessori based her philosophy.  The same principles that pertain to children’s education need to be applied, whenever possible, to adults.  By adhering to the same philosophy with our adult learners, students who take our course will develop a love for the Montessori principles and philosophy that will continue long past the completion of their credential.

We will apply the following principles in our program:

  • In following Montessori’s concern for each student’s freedom of choice, we are guided by a deep respect for each student’s individual process of development.
  • Because Montessori emphasized each learner’s active participation, this course focuses on the active participation of each student through such opportunities as written assignments, illustrated teaching manuals, peer demonstrations and evaluations.
  • Dr. Montessori felt that the process of development was much more important than the end product.  Therefore, we foster an atmosphere of positive cooperation among all the individuals involved in the program.  To implement this belief, we include  closely supervised self-evaluation, constructive criticism, and emphasis on objective evaluation.

Early Childhood Teacher Education Credential Course Requirements

 

There will be a series of lessons on the principles and philosophy of Montessori education.  These readings will help the student to focus on specific aspects that are unique to Montessori education.

This section consists of a series of lessons that deal with the developmental patterns of young children, with emphasis on the intellectual and emotional development of children during the first six years of life.

32 hrs Philosophy/Theory (Foundational)
28 hrs Child Development/Psychology
30 hrs Early Childhood Observation (Foundational/includes 20 classroom observation hours)
35 hrs Practical Life/Daily Living (Core)
35 hrs Sensorial (Core)
35 hrs Mathematics (Core)
35 hrs Language Arts (Core)
35 hrs Culture:  Physical and Life Science, Social Studies (Core)
20 hrs Classroom Leadership/Environmental Design/ Core/Parent Involvement/Education
15 hrs Year-Long Project

300 hrs Total

Practicum

The course requires a teaching practicum of 540 hours in an approved practicum site under the guidance of an experienced Montessori teacher.

A year-long project is required at the end of the practicum.

Evaluation

Final examinations are given:  a) an exam on Montessori materials, b) an exam on Montessori principles and philosophy course, and c) one practical examination in which the student demonstrates the ability to use the Montessori materials and is able to discuss the philosophy and purposes underpinning the materials.

Each student compiles a portfolio meeting MACTE competencies, which is due at the end of the practicum.

Upon successful completion of the course and fulfillment of financial responsibilities, the program director will recommend the graduate for an AMS credential.

Pre-Admission Evaluation Requirements

1.  All applicants must have completed high school with an academic diploma.

2.  All applicants must be at least 18 years of age.

3.  All applicants must compose an essay, prior to attending the course, “Why I Wish to Take Montessori Training.”

4.  All applicants must meet on an individual basis with the Teacher Education Program Director, either by an informal, in-person    meeting or by phone interview.

 

Application Procedures

All procedures listed below must be completed before the student can begin the teacher education program.

1.  All applicants must complete an application and submit the required essay (as stated above) along with the non-refundable application fee.

2.  A NOTARIZED copy of the applicant’s high school diploma or, if a college graduate, an OFFICIAL college transcript from an ACCREDITED institution must be sent to Maitland Montessori School.

3.  The applicant must furnish two letters of reference.

Maitland Montessori School, Inc. admits students without discrimination on the basis of political affiliation, religion, race, color, sex, mental or physical disabilities (including HIV infection, blindness, deafness, mobility impairments, etc.) and grants them all rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school.  The school does not discriminate on the basis of the above mentioned in the administration of its educational policies, athletic, and other school-administered programs.

Dates:  August 23, 2017 to June 10, 2018

2017

August 23, 30
September 6, 13, 16, 20, 27
October 4, 11, 18, 25
November 1, 8, 11, 15, 29
December 6, 13, 20

2018

January 10, 17, 24, 27, 31
February 7, 14, 21, 28
March 7, 14, 28
April 4, 11, 18, 25
May 2, 9, 16, 19, 23, 30

May 30 is the last Wednesday class.

Review Week:  June 4-June 9, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Wednesday evening classes will meet from 3:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.  The Review Week, June 4 to June 9 will meet 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  Saturday, September 16 will meet 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.;  Saturday, November 11 will meet 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.; Saturday, January 27 will meet 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.; and Saturday, May 19 will meet 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Final examinations will be held on Saturday, June 9 and Sunday, June 10, 2018.

APPLICATION DEADLINE:  JULY 1, 2017
(
Enrollment will be accepted after the deadline if space is still available.)

Fee Schedule

The total course fee is $5,000.00.

A non-refundable application fee of $500.00 is due with the submission of application.

Payments are due as follows:

September 1, 2017 $500.00
October 1, 2017 $500.00
November 1, 2017 $500.00
December 1, 2017 $500.00
January 1, 2018 $500.00
February 1, 2018 $500.00
March 1, 2018 $500.00
April 1, 2018 $500.00
May 1, 2018 $500.00

TOTAL $5,000.00

The above fees include:

* All albums and lesson presentations
* Examination fees
* Practicum visits (Those over 50 miles will incur additional mileage costs.)

Additional fees set by associations (subject to change):

* $220 (approximate) to AMS for registration and membership
* $161 (approximate) to MACTE for registration

After enrollment, all students are expected to pay full course fees, regardless of completion.   No refunds are given.

Future Courses: 
Elementary 6-9 (two summers):  Part A - Summer 2017; Part B - Summer 2018
Elementary 9-12 (one summer):  Summer 2017

 


Maitland Montessori School, Inc.
2017-2018
6
to 12 Montessori Teacher Education Program
(AMS-Affiliated)

 

WHERE?                       

Maitland Montessori Elementary School
2
36 N. Swoope Avenue
Maitland, FL32751

WHEN?                         

Prerequisite Overview Course:  June 12-26, 2017
Part A:  June 19-23, 2017; June 26-30, 2017; July 10-14, 2017; July 17-21, 2017; July 24-28, 2017
Part B:  July 9-13, 2018; July 16-20, 2018; July 23-27, 2018; July 30, 2018
Exams:  July 3
1, 2018
Part C:  June 19-23, 2017; June 26-30, 2017; July 10-14, 2017; July 24-25, 2017
Exams:  July 27 and 28, 2017

WHY THIS COURSE?

  • Lecturers are fully qualified through age 12 years in Montessori philosophy and materials.  They are based locally and easily accessible throughout the year.  Visiting lecturers add to the dynamics of the course. 
  • All classes are taught in a fully equipped Montessori school that is affiliated with the American Montessori Society (AMS) and accredited by the Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education (MACTE) (2017). 
  • Maitland Montessori Teacher Education Program, Level 6 to 9, holds accredited status for its 6 to 9 teacher education certification program from the Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education (MACTE) through the year 2017. 
  • Maitland Montessori School is available for additional practice at no extra cost, if requested or required. 

Please direct all inquiries for information to:

Lydia Dunkle, Registrar
Maitland Montessori School
236 N. Swoope Avenue
Maitland, FL32751

Phone:  (407) 628-0019 or FAX: (407) 628-9796

e-mail:  maitmon@earthlink.net

Web Site:  www.maitlandmontessori.org

 

Requirements for Elementary(6 to 12) Teacher Education Program

 

Mission Statement and Montessori Philosophy

Our program is dedicated to preparing adult learners to meet the needs of children ages 6 to 12 years old through a Montessori education.

The Montessori system of education for preschool and elementary learning gives children the unique advantage of developing their potential to the very best of their abilities.  This is achieved by designing an environment that stimulates both mental and physical growth and places at the children’s disposal sensorial and didactic materials that complements their natural curiosity—a combination that provides the opportunity for a positive foundation for all future learning. 

The Montessori system of education is internationally known and is based on the philosophy of Dr. Maria Montessori, and which she tested successfully in a slum of Rome, Italy with disadvantaged children.  Today, the Montessori system is used in both private and public schools throughout the world.

Academic Sections

Prerequisite Course for Adult Learners Without Early Childhood Credential:

40 hrs Introduction to Montessori Education

6-9 Credential Requirements:

32 hrs Montessori Philosophy
40 hrs History
40 hrs Geography/Physical Science
20 hrs Zoology
20 hrs Botany
40 hrs Language
40 hrs Math
40 hrs Geometry
8 hrs Music/P.E.
8 hrs Art/Art Appreciation
8 hrs Practical Life/Computer
8 hrs Classroom Leadership/School Administration
16 hrs Environmental Design/Material Making
5 hrs Review

9-12 Credential Requirements

8 hrs Child Development
8hrs History
8 hrs Economic Geography
8 hrs Biology
8 hrs Physical Science/Chemistry
32 hrs Language
48 hrs Math
16 hrs Geometry
8 hrs School Administration
16 hrs Curriculum Design
8 hrs Classroom Leadership
7 hrs Music Education
175 hrs Total Classroom Hours
1,080 hrs Practicum

For enrollment in only Part C, contact our main office at (407) 628-0019 or maitmon@earthlink.net.

The course requires 1080 hrs Elementary Practicum in an approved practicum site.

Lectures will be on Montessori philosophy emphasizing the elementary-age child, classroom leadership, child development, and school administration.

Presentations will be made on Montessori materials in botany, zoology, geography, history, art, language, geometry, physical education, mathematics, computer, and music.  Supervised practice and material making will follow each presentation.

 Practicum:

  • The classroom must be within the 6 to 9 age range for the child.
  • Students will write monthly reports about lessons they teach.
  • During the practicum, the adult learner is evaluated by a Montessori consultant a minimum of three times, will prepare teacher-made materials for the classroom, and will prepare a year-long project.
  • The minimum number of required practicum hours is 1,080.  It is recommended that the practicum occur during a 9-month period.  Practicum meetings will be scheduled between summers with course instructors.
  • An adult learner needs to work in a 6 to 9 classroom under the supervision of a teacher who has a minimum of one year of teaching experience in a 6 to 9 classroom.
  • A self-directed practicum can be done if the student qualifies.  Please ask for details.

 Review and Testing

Adult learners are evaluated to determine their competency in understanding the Montessori philosophy, principles, and use of elementary materials.  This section consists of:  a review of major presentations; an oral examination on the use of Montessori elementary materials; an examination on Montessori materials, principles, and philosophy; a presentation of albums; a presentation of many materials for “points;” and a presentation of the year-long project.

Upon successful completion of Parts A and B and fulfillment of financial responsibilities, the program director will recommend the graduate for a 6 to 9 credential.  A 6 to 12 credential will be awarded after completion of Parts A, B, and C.

Pre-Admission Evaluation Requirements

1. All applicants must have completed high school with an academic diploma.  This applicant may enroll in the course, but an AMS Elementary Credential will not be awarded until the student has obtained a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution.  An official transcript from that college must be sent directly to Maitland Montessori School.

2. An applicant with a bachelor’s degree may enroll in the program.  If the degree is from a non-U.S. university, the degree must be documented to be equivalent to a U.S. bachelor’s degree.

3. All applicants must be at least 18 years of age.

4. All applicants must compose an essay based on the following topic prior to admission:  “Choose a positive incident from you own educational career that you remember as being stimulating, and tell why it is memorable.”

5. All applicants must meet on an individual basis with the Teacher Education Program Director, either by an informal, in-person meeting or by phone interview.

 

Application Procedures

All procedures listed below must be completed before the student can begin the teacher education program.

1.  All applicants must complete an application and submit the required essay (as stated above) along with the non-refundable application fee.

2.  A notarized copy of the applicant’s high school diploma or official college transcript and a copy of the applicant’s Montessori 2 1/2-6 diploma must be sent to Maitland Montessori School.  Applicants are asked to call the main office for further information if they do not hold a Montessori 2 1/2-6 diploma.

3.  The applicant must furnish two letters of reference.

4.  To enroll only in Part C, contact our main office at (407) 628-0019 or maitmon@earthlink.net.

 Maitland Montessori School, Inc. admits students without discrimination on the basis of political affiliation, religion, race, color, sex, mental or physical disabilities (including HIV infection, blindness, deafness, mobility impairments, etc.) and grants them all rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school.  The school does not discriminate on the basis of the above mentioned in the administration of its educational policies, athletic, and other school-administered programs.

Dates  

A 40-hour prerequisite overview course as an alternative to holding an early childhood credential is required.  Please call Maitland Montessori School at (407) 628-0019 for further details.

June 12-16, 2017

Part A - 2017
June 19-23, June 26-30, July 10-14, July 17-21, July 24-28

Part B - 2018
July 9-13; July 16-20; July 23-27, July 30

Final Examinations:  July 31, 2018

Part C - 2017
June 19-23, June 26-30, July 10-14, July 17-21, July 24-25

Final Examinations:  July 27 and 28, 2017

 All classes will meet from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 

APPLICATION DEADLINE:  JUNE 1, 2017
(
Enrollment will be accepted after the deadline if space is still available.)

Fee Schedule

The course fee for Parts A and B is $5,000.00.  A non-refundable application fee of $500.00 is due with the submission of application.

Payments are due as follows:

Part A June 1, 2017 $2,250.00
Part B June 1, 20
18 $2,250.00
Part C June 1, 2017 $2,250.00

TOTAL $5,000.00 for Parts A and B; $2,250.00 for Part C

 The above fees include:

* All albums and lesson presentations (except Part C)
* Examination fees
* Practicum visits (Those over 50 miles will incur additional mileage costs.)
* Part C albums are purchased by the adult learner.

 Additional fees set by associations (subject to change):

* $220 to AMS for registration and membership
* $161 to MACTE for registration

 After enrollment, all students are expected to pay full course fees for Parts A and B, regardless of completion.  Once enrolled in Part C, no refunds will be given for Part C.

 No refunds are given.

 

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