MONTESSORI EDUCATION CERTIFICATE PROGRAM OVERVIEW

PURPOSE/OBJECTIVE:

The Montessori Education Certificate Program prepares students to teach and interact with young children. Students will also learn how to facilitate their learning through the Montessori methods based on the teaching of Dr. Maria Montessori, so that they can become specialists in applying theory and practice in their professional fields. In other words, through active research and participation in real settings, students can learn about the Montessori educational processes.

THE MONTESSORI EDUCATION CERTIFICATE PROGRAM CONSISTS OF:

    • Lectures and discussions of the philosophy and principles of Montessori education
    • Demonstrations of the Montessori materials for children 2.5~6 years old
    • Practical Life
    • Sensorial
    • Reading
    • Mathematics
    • Also included: Science, Art, Music, Physical Education and Geography
    • Observation of children in the Montessori classroom
    • Supervised practice with Montessori apparatus
    • Marking Apparatus books and teacher made materials
    • Supervised teaching of children in the Montessori classroom

CLASS REQUIREMENT:

200 hours of Practice Student Teaching under the supervision of a well-trained Montessori teacher.

ASSIGNMENT POLICY:

ASSIGNMENT PERCENTAGE
Presentation 30%
Test 10%
Attendance 5%
Projects 15%
Report (15 pages – Letter size, 11 size font) 10%
Portfolio 30%
Practice Required Courses

 

CURRICULUM & COURSE LENGTH

The Montessori Education Certificate Program takes approximately 6 months for full-time students to complete for the total of 344 clock hours (4 class sessions per week, 3 hours per class session for the first  12 weeks, 3.33 hours/day at 5 days per week for 12 weeks for practicum). No other courses are required in order to teach in a Montessori School other than the following:

CURRICULUM UNITS HOURS OF COMPLETION
Montessori Practicum 2 units 200 hours
Montessori Philosophy 2 units 24 hours
Practical Life 2 units 24 hours
Montessori Mathematics 2 units 24 hours
Montessori Language 2 units 24 hours
Cultural Subjects 2 units 24 hours
Montessori Sensorial Education 2 units 24 hours
TOTAL UNITS/HOURS 14 units 344 hours

 

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS:

In order to graduate and receive the Montessori Elementary Teaching Certificate, students must achieve the following:

    1. Quizzes following each unit of the curriculum must be passed
    2. Satisfaction of all financial obligations
    3. 85% or better program attendance record
    4. Program Director’s recommendation for graduation
    5. Pass final exam (oral and written) performed before completion of certificate course