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Early Childhood Level at the San Mateo, CA Campus

Montessori Early Childhood Teacher Credential Course

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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 -Academic Phase - at the San Mateo, CA Campus is ten months for the core four curriculum areas: Practical Life, Sensorial, Language Arts & Mathematics scheduled from September through mid-June.

The second year begins the paid Practicum Phase at a Montessori School with monthly seminars August through June at the Sunnyvale, CA Campus.

Two additional courses are required which may be taken in the first or second year:  Child Development & Cultural Subjects (Physical & Life Science, and Social Studies).

312 Academic hours and 540 Practicum hours

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 312 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
  • Observation
  • Practical Life
  • Sensorial
  • Mathematics
  • Language Arts
  • Art, Music, Movement (during the Practicum Phase)
  • Physical and Life Science (Cultural Subject)
  • Social Studies
  • Classroom Leadership (during the Practicum)
  • Practicum I (August - December)
  • Practicum II (January - June)

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.

 

Administrative Office: 99 Callan Avenue,  San Leandro, CA 94577

Instructional Class: 3080 La Selva Street, San Mateo, CA 94404

           

Faculty: Tabitha Anberg, Frida Azari, Heng Chen, Anne Gavey, Maryam Haghbin, Julie Karlonas, Thomas Lubrano, Anni Tervydis, and Elizabeth Thurairatnam.

For further information:

 (510) 278-1115   FAX  (510)  278-1577

Info@MontessoriTrainingUSA.ORG

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