Lower Elementary Class of 2011-2012
Lower Elementary Program (6 - 9 years old)
The program consists of an Academic Phase and Internship Phase.
The Academic Phase (EI - 454.5 Clock Hours) includes a thorough grounding in Montessori theory and practice; classroom management techniques for managing individualized instruction; and the use, sequence and method of presentation of the Montessori advanced materials.
The Academic Phase is hands-on and experiential. Lectures alternate with laboratory sessions, using the materials in Montessori equipped classrooms, under the direction of experienced staff. The EI curriculum includes 40 hours of Early Childhood overview.
Classes meet for eight weeks during the summer Academic Phase, Monday through Friday from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM, and one evening a week during weeks two through seven.
The Internship Phase (1400 Clock Hours) is an academic year in a Montessori school under the supervision of a certified Montessori teacher. Internship sites are approved by MMTEC.
Guidance throughout the Internship Phase will be provided by an MMTEC staff member in cooperation with the supervising teacher. A self-directed internship may be arranged at an additional fee for students who have had previous classroom experience. During the self-directed internship, the student teacher
is in her/his own classroom at an approved Montessori school under the guidance of a local elementary consultant. Internship sites are available throughout the country.
Lower Elementary Program Schedule
Early Childhood Overview* June 17 - 21, 2013
6-9 Academic Phase June 24 – August 9, 2013
Internship Phase September 2013 - June 2014
Lower Elementary Weekend Seminars
October 18, 19 and 20, 2013
March 7, 8 and 9, 2014
May 16, 17 and 18, 2014
*All Elementary candidates without Montessori Early Childhood 2½-6 certification must attend the Early Childhood Overview on June 17 - 21, 2013.