Unlock the Full Potential of Every Child!
Dr. Montessori believed that every child has a special purpose to fulfill in life. Montessori elementary teacher training gives you the ability to unlock the full potential in every child because it is based on this foundation of understanding.
Get the highest quality Montessori elementary teacher training — Age of Montessori gives you the full depth and breadth of the true legacy of Maria Montessori.
Elementary Teacher Training Course Components:
PART 1 – Montessori Online Distance Learning (11 months)
We begin our course of study with a deep and thorough study of child development, Montessori philosophy and psychology, overview of the elementary curriculum as well as the spiritual preparation and transformation of the teacher. We offer this rich content through a robust, interactive online environment over a period of eleven months so students can work on the program in the convenience of their homes as they go about their daily lives.
This rich online component includes videos, online text, hard-copy text assignments, narrated PowerPoint shows, a series of essays to be uploaded, regular forums for dialogue between students and between students and faculty as well as unique archived video footage of Elisabeth Caspari.
Next Course Start Dates:
- September 12, 2016
- January 9, 2017
- April 10, 2017
Montessori Elementary Teacher Training Course Content
Eleven months of online study of the philosophy and psychology that is the heart of the Montessori Method. Topics you will study include:
- Getting to Know Your Prepared Online Environment
- The Heart of the Curriculum
- Preparation of the Montessori Elementary Teacher
- Human Tendencies and the Stages of Development
- The Imagination and the Growth of Intelligence
- The Cosmic Plan – Overview
- The Cosmic Plan – Culture
- The Prepared Environment
- The Cosmic Plan – Biology
- The Cosmic Plan – Geography
- The Cosmic Plan – History
- Classroom Management and Education for Peace
- Introduction to Internship
PART 2: In-person Residency
Students then delve into how to give the lessons in the Montessori curriculum at summer Residency:
- Elementary I: Billings, Montana
- Elementary II: To be determined
Residencies are held at the beautiful campus of Grace Montessori Academy in Billings, Montana.. This is an exceptionally beautiful and well equipped school. Students will receive high quality hands-on training with master teacher trainers Mary Ellen Maunz and Irma Rodriguez.
Following the summer Residency, students will intern at qualified schools in their local areas for one full school year, under the supervision of a head teacher and our Age of Montessori field representatives.
Final practical exams are held via SKYPE from each student’s internship classroom.
Co-Developers of the Program:
Age of Montessori was founded by Mary Ellen Maunz in 2011, after decades of Montessori classroom teaching, training of teachers and administering a large school. Certified in Early Childhood Elementary I and II, Mary Ellen was mentored for more than 20 years by Dr. Elisabeth Caspari, personal friend and student of Maria Montessori as a trainer of teachers. The legacy lives on!
Elementary co-developer Irma Rodriguez, lives and works in Victoria, British Columbia. She and Mary Ellen were trained at the International Center for Montessori Studies in Bergamo, Italy in 1974-1975. As lifelong Montessorians who are passionate about Montessori’s Cosmic Plan curriculum, they decided to collaborate on making the highest quality Montessori elementary training available in a powerful, blended course to students throughout the world.
Age of Montessori’s Early Childhood Program (2 ½ – 6) is already accredited by MACTE, the Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education, and we have begun the process of seeking accreditation for our new Elementary I & II program that opened September 2015.
Age of Montessori’s Elementary I and II Program includes Online Interactive Theory & Hands-On Practice. And we welcome students who seek the entire Elementary I & II credential.
Register now for as little as $1200 down and 22 interest-free monthly payments of $272!
Montessori Elementary Teacher Training Enrollment Dates
Elementary I & II Programs Start:
September 12, 2016
January 9, 2017
April 10, 2017
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Age of Montessori is an Applicant in Good Standing with the Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education in its Elementary I-II certification program. Applicant in Good Standing in no way determines the outcome of the accreditation decisions by MACTE. www.macte.org
Age of Montessori admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and other school-administered programs.