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Competencies for Montessori Teacher Candidates

Our program offers courses that prepare adult learners to meet competencies for certification by the American Montessori Society (AMS). The program is affiliated with AMS and accredited by the Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education (MACTE).

The competencies for Montessori Teacher Candidates are as follows:
Knowledge:               Montessori Philosophy
                                  Human growth and Development
                                  Subject matter for each Course level
                                  Community resources for learning
Pedagogy:                 Correct use of Montessori materials
                                  Scope and sequence of curriculum (spiral curriculum)
                                  The prepared environment
                                  Parent/teacher/family/community partnership
                                  The purpose and methods of observation
                                  Planning for instruction
                                  Assessment & documentation
                                  Reflective practice
                                  Support and intervention for learning differences
                                  Culturally responsive methods
Teaching                    Classroom leadership
Grace & Courtesy:       Authentic assessment
                                  The Montessori philosophy and methods
                                  Parent/teacher/family partnership
                                  Professional responsibilities
                                  Innovation and flexibility