2015-2016 Elementary I Adult Learners
Elementary I 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 need to be 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.
Elementary I Program Schedule
Early Childhood Overview* June 22 - 26, 2015
6-9 Academic Phase June 29 – August 14, 2015
Practicum Phase September 2015 - June 2016
Elementary I Weekend Seminars
October 9, 10 and 11, 2015
March 4, 5 and 6, 2016
May 13, 14 and 15, 2016
*All Elementary candidates without Montessori Early Childhood 2½-6 certification must attend the Early Childhood Overview on June 22 - 26, 2015.