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Montessori Early Childhood

Certificate Program

Certificate Program Montessori Early Childhood The purpose of the Montessori Early Childhood certificate program is to educate teachers with the professional competencies to implement the Montessori approach in the early childhood classroom (Ages 2.5 – 6).

The Programmatic Outcomes for the Montessori Early Childhood Certificate Program are:

Following completion of the CERTIFICATE IN MONTESSORI EARLY CHILDHOOD, graduates will have acquired the ability to:

  1. Identify the learning needs of each early childhood student;
  2. Integrate the knowledge, understanding, skills, and values necessary to meet individual and group developmental needs;
  3. Analyze data from classroom observation to improve effectiveness of instruction;
  4. Design, organize, and implement a developmentally appropriate program for the early childhood age group in accordance with the Montessori philosophy; and
  5. Interpret student and classroom observable data to administrators, parents, and the community.

Montessori Early Childhood Certificate Courses

NOTE: Students earning a Montessori Early Childhood Certificate can apply those credits towards a Master of Science in Curriculum and Instruction with a Specialization in Montessori Early Childhood degree program.

Additional Credential Information

Graduates of the program who fulfill practicum requirements set by the American Montessori Society will be recommended for the American Montessori Society Early Childhood teaching credential for ages 2.5 - 6 years.

As stipulated in the AMS Handbook for Teacher Education Program Affiliation “For college or university programs, the adult learner registration and fee is due at the conclusion of the academic phase, or when the adult learner enters the practicum phase (whichever comes first), and no later than six calendar weeks from the start of the practicum phase.” Upon enrollment in Practicum I (EDM-656 for Early Childhood students). AMS/MACTE Adult Learner Fees will be collected as an additional student fee tied to the course. Payment of the professional Adult Learner fees will allow the Montessori Program Director to submit registration information and Adult Learner fee payments to the American Montessori Society and to the Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education. Adult learners will receive a practicum membership in AMS with its accompanying rights and privileges. AMS and MACTE do not accept fees directly from the adult learners.

Additional Graduation Requirement

Written verification of Practicum EDM-656 and EDM 657 (for Early Childhood students) completion must be filed with the advisor.

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