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, ages 6 to 9 years old,  and ages 6 to 12 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.  Montessori education has grown and is used in innumerable private and public schools throughout the world, both in the U.S.A. and throughout the world.

Maitland Montessori School has been a teacher education center since 1988 and has educated students from the U.S.A., Canada, South America, Asia, and Europe in the use of the Montessori method.   Maitland Montessori School Teacher Education Program is an American Montessori Society (AMS) Full Affiliate.  (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 holds accredited status with MACTE for its 2 1/2 through 6, 6 to 9, and 6 to 12 teacher education programs through the year 2024.

Maitland Montessori School houses the teacher education programs and has been under the present ownership since 1987, educating children 3 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 and elementary education.  The classrooms are available for teacher education program students to observe and a limited number of on-site practicums are offered.

Maitland Montessori School is accredited by AdvancED, AMS, and the National Council for Private School Accreditation (NCPSA).  The school has been awarded the 4C Gold Seal of Excellence year after year.


Maitland Montessori School, Inc.
2018-2019
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 22, 2018-June 7, 2019

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.  Maitland Montessori School is an AMS-accredited school.
  • 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 MACTE through the year 2024. 
  • 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.  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.

Since 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.

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.

Requirements for Early Childhood Teacher Education Credential Course

The program consists of 300 hours covering:

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

Practicum

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

Final Examinations

Final examinations given include:

  • an exam on Montessori materials,
  • an exam on Montessori principles and philosophy course, and
  • one practical examination in which the student demonstrates the ability to use the Montessori materials and discuss the philosophy and purposes underpinning the materials.

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

 

Application Procedures

 

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

1.  All applicants must be at least 18 years of age.  All applicants must have completed high school with an academic diploma.

2. All applicants must complete an application and submit a required essay on the topic "Why I Wish to Take Montessori Training," along with the non-refundable application fee.

3.  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.

4.  The applicant must furnish two letters of reference.

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.

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 22, 2018 to June 7, 2019

2018

August 22, 29
September 5, 12, 15, 19, 26
October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
November 7, 10, 14, 28
December 5, 12, 19

2019

January 9, 16, 23, 26, 30
February 6, 13, 20, 27
March 6, 13, 27
April 3, 10, 17, 24
May 1, 8, 15, 18, 22, 29

May 29 is the last Wednesday class.

Review Week:  June 3-June 7, 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 3 to June 7 will meet 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  Saturday, September 15, 2018; Saturday, November 10, 2018; and Saturday, January 26, 2019 will meet 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Saturday, May 18, 2019 will meet 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Final examinations will be held on Saturday, June 8, 2019.

APPLICATION DEADLINE:  JULY 1, 2018
(
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, 2018 - $500.00
October 1, 2018 - $500.00
November 1, 2018 -  $500.00
December 1, 2018 - $500.00
January 1, 2019 - $500.00
February 1, 2019 - $500.00
March 1, 2019 - $500.00
April 1, 2019 - $500.00
May 1, 2019 - $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 (These fees are approximate and subject to change.):

  •  $230 for AMS  registration and membership
  • $161 for MACTE  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 B - Summer 2018 (New cycle begins with Part A  Summer 2019.); Part B - Summer 2020

Elementary 9-12 (one summer):  Summer 2019

 


Maitland Montessori School, Inc.
2018
6 to 9 Montessori Teacher Education Program
Elementary I Course
(AMS-Affiliated)

 Please note that the next course cycle begins with Part A in the summer of 2019, however, you may still choose to enroll for the remainder of the 2017-2018 cycle, Part B, which will occur this summer (2018) and then take Part A in 2019 to complete your certification.  Please call (407) 628-0019 for details.

WHERE?                       

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

WHEN?                         

Part B:  3 weeks, July 9-July 30, 2018; exams on July 31, 2018 (Part A will be offered for 5 weeks, June 17-July 26, 2019, with no classes on the week of 4th of July.)

WHY THIS COURSE?

  • Lecturers are fully qualified  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 housed in a fully equipped Montessori school that is accredited by AMS.
  • Maitland Montessori Teacher Education Program, Level 6 to 9, holds accredited status MACTE through the year 2024. 
  • Maitland Montessori School is available for additional practice, at no extra cost, if requested or required. 

PRACTICUM:  1,080 Hours

  • 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.
  • 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.

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.

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

Maitland Montessori School, Inc.
2019
6 to 12 Montessori Teacher Education Program
Elementary I/II Course
(AMS-Affiliated)

Requirements for Elementary (6 to 12) Teacher Education Program

 

We do not offer a standalone 9 to 12 credential.  In order to complete certification through age 12, the candidate must hold an AMS 6 to 9 Credential.  We offer the 9 to 12 certification as Part C.  (Those holding a 6 to 9 credential have already completed Part A and B or their equivalents.)

WHERE?                       

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

WHEN?                         

Part C:  5 weeks, June 17-July 26, 2019, with no classes the week of 4th of July; exams on July 27, 2019

9 to 12 Curriculum (Part C):

The program consists of 175 total contact hours covering:

Child Development
History
Economic Geography
Biology
Physical Science/Chemistry
Language
Math
Geometry
School Administration
Curriculum Design
Classroom Leadership
Music Education

 Elementary I and Elementary I/II Courses

Review and Testing for 6 to 9 and 6 to 12 Courses

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 obligations, the program director will recommend the graduate for an AMS Elementary I Credential.  Upon completion of Parts A, B, and C, and fulfillment of financial obligations, the program director will recommend the graduate for an AMS Elementary I/II Credential.

Pre-Admission Evaluation Requirements

1. 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.  An official college transcript must be sent directly to Maitland Montessori School.

OR

An applicant must have completed high school with an academic diploma.  For an applicant with a high school academic diploma, the 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.  Once and if a bachelor's degree is obtained, an official college transcript must be sent directly to Maitland Montessori School.

2. 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.”

3. 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 credential 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 credential.

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.

 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.

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

Part A - 2017 (Completed last summer and will be offered again June 2019)
June 19-23, June 26-30, July 10-14, July 17-21, July 24-28

Part B (3 weeks) - 2018
July 9-13, July 16-20, July 23-27, July 30

Final Examinations:  July 31, 2018

Part C - 2017 (Completed last summer and will be offered again June 2019)
June 19-23, June 26-30, July 10-14, July 17-21, July 24-25

Final Examinations:  July 27 and 28, 2017

 

APPLICATION DEADLINE:  JUNE 1, 2018
(
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.  A non-refundable application fee of $500 is due with the submission of application.

Payments are due as follows:

Part A June 1, 2017 $2,250.00 (Completed Summer 2017)
Part B June 1, 20
18 $2,250.00
Part C June 1, 2017 $2,250.00 (Completed Summer 2017)

TOTAL $5,000 for Parts A and B; $2,250 for Part C

 The above fees include:

  • All albums and lesson presentations for Parts A and B
  • Examination fees
  • Practicum visits (Visits over 50 miles will incur additional mileage costs.)
  • Part C albums are purchased by the adult learner (The approximate cost is $125 and subject to change.)

When applicable, additional fees set by associations (These fees are approximate and subject to change.):

  •  $230 for AMS registration and membership
  • $161 for MACTE 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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