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0-3

Assistants to Infancy Teacher Training Course

The next 2-summer A to I course starts June, 2018.

This three-summer format requires eight weeks attendance the first summer and ten weeks the second summer. Between the two summers, students complete 250 hours of observation of children from birth to three at home and in group settings. Each student completes one week of student teaching with children either in a Nido or Infant Community. During the summer sessions, students prepare their own reference manuals (albums) and timelines of child development. Some handmade materials are required (you may be surprised by your hidden abilities.) With the successful passing of comprehensive oral and written examinations, the course culminates in graduation and the awarding of the coveted 0-3 AMI diploma.

A to I students are prepared to work with parents perinatally, to assist with the infant at birth, to prepare beautiful and responsive environments, and to work in infant and toddler communities in schools, day care settings, hospitals and wherever children under the age of three are found.

AMI Assistants to Infancy Diploma Requirements:
250 Hours of observation
90% Attendance for lectures, presentations, and supervised practice Pass on albums
Pass on written exams
Pass on oral exams
Some handmade materials are required

3-6

Montessori Primary Teacher Training Course

The next 3-summer Primary course starts July, 2018.

This three-summer format requires six weeks attendance the first summer, eight weeks the second summer and four weeks attendance the third summer. Students do classroom observation and student teaching during the interim winter periods and attend two mid-winter seminars. With the successful passing of comprehensive oral and written examinations, the course culminates in graduation and the awarding of the coveted 3-6 AMI diploma.

During the course, students are introduced to all the materials, the classroom strategies for guiding young children, the educational philosophy, and the developmental psychology of Dr. Maria Montessori. Along with presentations and practice with Practical Life, Sensorial, Language, and Mathematics materials, you will learn effective and interesting materials and methods for introducing all aspects of culture (geography, biology, history, art, music, etc.) in age-appropriate ways.

AMI Diploma Requirements:
90 Hours of classroom observation
120 Hours of student teaching
90% Attendance for lectures and presentations (300 hours) and supervised practice (200 hours)
Pass on albums
Pass on written exams
Pass on oral exams
Some handmade materials are required

6-12

Montessori Elementary Teacher Training Course

Our 3-summer Elementary course starts June, 2018.

This three-summer format begins with the four-week Foundation course for those without the AMI Primary Diploma. The Elementary course requires five weeks attendance the first summer, eight weeks the second summer and eight weeks attendance the third summer. Students do classroom observation and student teaching during the interim winter periods and attend two mid-winter seminars. With the successful passing of comprehensive oral and written examinations, the course culminates in graduation and the awarding of the coveted 6-12 AMI diploma.

The Elementary course provides an in-depth study of Montessori theory and practice. This intense, rich course will prepare you to guide children aged six to twelve through individual and small group activities, while exploring history, language, science, geography, biology, music, mathematics, and art.

The Foundation Course

The Foundation Course is an intensive course held at the beginning of the first summer. It is designed to give comprehensive knowledge of the Primary Montessori Curriculum which forms the basis of and relates to the work of the Elementary Course. It is a prerequisite for applicants who do not hold an AMI Primary Diploma.

AMI Elementary Diploma Requirements:
90 Hours of classroom observation
120 Hours of student teaching
90% Attendance for lectures, presentations, and supervised practice
Pass on albums
Pass on written exams
Pass on oral exams
Some handmade materials are required

Students should budget between $1500.00 and $2,000.00 for books, supplies, and material making supplies for the Elementary training course.

 

 

 

 

 

Cooperative Degree Program

MASTER OF EDUCATION AND CERTIFICATE OF ADVANCED STUDY IN MONTESSORI EDUCATION (C.A.S.) OPTION THROUGH LOYOLA UNIVERSITY MARYLAND

Loyola University Maryland offers the M.Ed. degree in Montessori Education and the Certificate of Advanced Study in Education (C.A.S.), in affiliation with the Montessori Training Center of St. Louis. Students must apply to both the Montessori Training Center of St. Louis and Loyola University Maryland. If admitted into Loyola's graduate program, enrolled students earn credit for courses they are taking at the Montessori Training Center of St. Louis and complete the degree requirements with course work taken in residence at Loyola.

Application Deadlines for Loyola University Maryland:
For Montessori Training Center of St. Louis courses that begin in summer, priority application deadline for Loyola is May 15.
For Montessori Training Center of St. Louis courses that follow the academic year format and begin in September, priority deadline for Loyola is August 15.

For more information and application materials, please visit Loyola University's website.

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