What is CME|NY Montessori Education for Adult Learners?
The CME|NY teacher and administrator programs in Montessori education provide rigorous and comprehensive courses of study to best prepare adult learners for their work in Montessori classrooms and schools. CME|NY courses meet or exceed the requirements of AMS Affiliation and MACTE accreditation.
Each program consists of an academic phase and a practicum (or internship) phase. The academic phase for Early Childhood, Elementary, and CMSM occur at our Summer Institute at the College of New Rochelle (CNR) in New Rochelle, NY. The Infant and Toddler program has a 6-day summer kick-off and summer 6-day wrap-up the following summer at CNR, with 8 weekends (September-May) during the school year, held at the Montessori Children’s Center in White Plains, New York. The year-round Early Childhood program in New Jersey is held at Christopher Academy in Westfield, New Jersey over a two-year cycle.
CME|NY has been on the forefront of developing and presenting meaningful and engaging Montessori curriculum to educate Adult Learners in the art of being a skilled and successful Montessori teacher or administrator. The academic phase is a combination of classes, demonstrations, observations, course work, discussions, and practice, to help Adult Learners develop the skills, talents, fluency with Montessori philosophy, and expertise required of a Montessori teacher and/or Administrator. The Practicum Phase, working in a Montessori school, gives the Adult Learner the opportunity for further development under the guidance of an experienced Montessori teacher or Administrator, as well as three visits from CME|NY faculty during the school year. Summer Institute models (except CMSM) also include two seminars during the school year, when the cohort comes together for additional course work and support. The quality of relationships and on-going network of support creates meaningful connections for participants in our programs.