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Early Childhood

Montessori Early Childhood Teacher Credential Course

Teacher Education Center San Francisco Bay Area

The Early Childhood Teacher Credential Course prepares the adult learner for working with children two and one half to six years old. The length of the Early Childhood Course is twelve months for the summer intensive schedule, and twenty-one months for the year-round schedule.

320 Academic hours and 540 Practicum hours

Instruction is in San Leandro, CA for the Year-Round Schedule, and Sunnyvale, CA for the Year-Round and the Summer Intensive Schedules. The Certificate of Completion is issued for satisfactory completion of the academic phase and the practicum phase, and the American Montessori Society Early Childhood Teacher Credential.

Early Childhood Teacher Credential Course

The Montessori Early Childhood Teacher Credential Course is comprised of 320 instructional clock hours and 540 practicum hours which, when successfully completed, enables the student to be awarded the American Montessori Society Early Childhood Teacher Credential. Instruction includes:

Montessori Philosophy/Theory
Child Development/Psychology
Practical Life
Language Arts
Art, Music, Movement
Physical and Life Science
Social Studies
Classroom Leadership
Parent Involvement/Education

Practicum/Student Teaching

The practicum/student teaching is a necessary requirement for the successful completion of the Early Childhood Teacher Credential Course.

The function of the Practicum Phase is to provide for the student a supervised teaching/learning experience and a period of observation, internalization, and further study, to bring together the theory and practice of Montessori education.

Accreditation with MACTE & Affiliation with AMS

MTEC/SFBA is accredited by the Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education (MACTE, 2006 - 2013), 524 Main Street, Suite 202 Racine, WI 53403 - (262) 898-1846.

MTEC/SFBA is affiliated with the American Montessori Society (AMS, 2006 - 2013), 281 Park Avenue South, New York, NY 10010-6102 - (212) 358-1250.

Master's Degree Available

Master's degree from University of Saint Catherine is available with additional fifteen (15) units of on-line coursework, and college tuition fee of $8,000.00, upon successful completion of the early childhood coursework for those students that have a bachelor's degree.