Frequently Asked Questions by Schools
Last Updated on Thursday, 31 October 2013 13:22
Frequently Asked Questions by Schools:
Can we do the training at our school site?
Montessori teacher education for certification is an intensive and extensive training. It requires not only many academic contact hours but also ample time for live demonstrations, hands-on practice with Montessori materials, and coaching by trained, experienced teachers. In most cases, our programs exceed the guidelines and requirements by AMS and MACTE.
The training we offer is accredited at our location. The accreditation process for Montessori education programs is a lengthy and extensive one, and only 10% of the training included in the certification of our adult learners can occur off-site.
Our programs are developed and taught by skilled educators who have certification and experience at their specific program level. We have a total teaching staff that exceeds 25 faculty members for our teacher education and school management programs. The teaching faculty brings a breadth and depth of training and experience, as well as a broad array of backgrounds from both public and independent schools. Our faculty members teach and/or lead schools from all parts of the United States, as well as Canada. We are honored to have four recipients of the AMS Living Legacy Award on our faculty: Marie Dugan, Carole Wolfe Korngold, Virginia Varga, and Bretta Weiss, as well as many faculty members who have served on the Board and/or as President of AMS, the American Montessori Society.
Over 50% of our "Adult Learners" come from schools in other states and, as such, our program includes a diversity of Adult Learners. By attending our programs on-site, Adult Learners have the opportunity to network and connect with other teachers, share a broad array of Montessori experiences, and develop new friendships. The bonds developed in each summer cohort often last a lifetime.
We invite you to consider sending your staff to our Summer Institute in order to receive the full spectrum of the training experience we offer. It is almost impossible to re-create the richness of that experience at your own location.
If you are interested in setting up a contract location training at your school site, please be aware costs include the administration of the application for a MACTE new location accreditation, travel and accommodation expenses for our staff, and that a minimum number of adult learners must be guaranteed.