Lower Elementary Class of 2013-2014
Lower Elementary Program (6 - 9 years old)
The program consists of an Academic Phase and Practicum Phase.
The Academic Phase (EI - 346 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. An additional 40 clock hours (36 hours in residence & 4 hours observation) of Early Childhood overview is required for candidates that do not hold an Early Childhood Credential.
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 Practicum Phase (1400 Clock Hours) is an academic year in a Montessori school under the supervision of a certified Montessori teacher. Practicum sites are approved by MMTEC.
Guidance throughout the Practicum Phase will be provided by the MMTEC Practicum Coordinator in cooperation with the supervising teacher. A Self-Directed practicum may be arranged at an additional fee (See Tuition & Fees) for adult learners who have had previous classroom experience. During the Self-Directed practicum, the adult learner is in her/his own classroom at an approved Montessori school under the guidance of a local elementary consultant. Practicum sites are available throughout the country.
Lower Elementary Program Schedule
Early Childhood Overview* June 23 - 27, 2014
6-9 Academic Phase June 27 – August 15, 2014
Practicum Phase September 2014 - June 2015
Lower Elementary Weekend Seminars
October 10, 11 and 12, 2014
March 6, 7 and 8, 2015
May 15, 16 and 17, 2015
*All Elementary candidates without Montessori Early Childhood 2½-6 certification must attend the Early Childhood Overview on June 23 - 27, 2014.