Earn your Montessori Infant & Toddler Teaching Credential!

Now accepting applications for the June 2017 cohort group. Download application packet now.

itProgram duration: One year, the adult learner works to complete both academic and practicum coursework concurrently.

Program Sections:
Academic Coursework –
The adult learner receives instruction and demonstrations in all course areas. Adult learners learn how to create a prepared learning environment and have opportunities for supervised practice with the learning materials. The academic coursework consists of the completion of all classes and assignments in each course, written assignments on readings from Montessori and related texts, group discussions, activities, and the development of Infant and Toddler Resource Albums. Of the 194 hours in the program, 58 of those will be conducted via Blackboard, our online course management system.

The Practicum Experience – Under guidance of an experienced Montessori educator or in a self-directed practicum*, adult learners teach in a Montessori program (working in a classroom for 3 hours a day, five days a week or 540 hours for 9 consecutive months). Assignments specific to the practicum experience include observations, material making, family partnerships, a child study, and a research project. Adult learners are also required to attend Practicum Workshops, totaling 18 hours of face-to-face meetings throughout the school year. *Self-directed practicums must be approved by the GCCME Program Director.

Format: Adult learners move through the program as part of a cohort group, beginning every other June. Classes are a combination of face to face (80%) and online (20%).

Timeline: This program is offered every other year. Now accepting applications for the June 2017 cohort group.

Course Schedule: Face to face meetings: 3 weeks in the first summer, 3 weekends throughout school year, and 1 final week in second summer (plus practicum experience). Online work: July-May.

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