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Early Childhood San Leandro, CA

Montessori Early Childhood Teacher Credential Course

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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.

312 Academic hours and 540 Practicum hours

Instruction is in San Leandro, CA for the Year-Round Schedule and Sunnyvale, CA for the Summer Intensive Schedule. 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
  • Observation
  • Practical Life
  • Sensorial
  • Mathematics
  • Language Arts
  • Art, Music, Movement
  • Physical and Life Science
  • Social Studies
  • Classroom Leadership
  • Practicum

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: 101 Callan Avenue,  Suite 420, San Leandro, CA 94577

Instructional Class: 16492 Foothill Boulevard, San Leandro, CA 94578


Faculty: Anne Gavey, Usha Gupta, Maram Hagbin, Julie Karlonas, Thomas Lubrano, Sonnie McFarland, Kathy McIntosh, Anni Tervydis, and Elizabeth Thur


For further information:

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


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