Elementary II (9-12 Certification)
Elementary II (Stand Alone)
For teaching children from ages 9 to 12
The Center for Montessori Education/New York is proud to have been the first teacher education program to offer Elementary II (9-12) certification from the American Montessori Society.
SUMMER 2013 will be the last summer we offer the Elementary II program.
SUMMER 2013 IS THE LAST CHANCE TO TAKE THE AMS 9-12 STAND ALONE PROGRAM. CME|NY IS THE ONLY AMS TEACHER EDUCATION CENTER OFFERING THE 9-12 PROGRAM THIS YEAR.The renowned elementary curriculum at the Center for Montessori Education|New York combines the principles of Dr. Maria Montessori with contemporary research in teaching and learning. Our teacher education programs embody the Montessori values of respect for the individual and a community-based approach to problem solving
Prerequisite work – Students in this program who do not have other Montessori certification must complete 40 hours of independent study work as preparation for the intensive summer coursework. This involves working with Montessori certified teachers at the Early Childhood and Elementary I levels for 20 hours each.
- Montessori curriculum for older elementary students, including biology, chemistry, geography, geometry, history, language arts, mathematics and physics
- Subjects presented as sequentially integrated studies enabling the adult learner to experience Montessori’s “cosmic curriculum” and the interrelationship of content areas
- Extensive hands-on experience with Montessori materials and individually guided practice sessions with seasoned Montessori practitioners to demonstrate the link between theory and application
- A meaningful and holistic learning experience infused with philosophy, child development, classroom management, teaching strategies and writing process – with a particular focus on curriculum design for this level
After successfully completing the academic coursework, students enter the practicum phase in which they do a nine-month internship in a Montessori elementary classroom. This is a paid position in most schools. The student teacher works under the supervision of a certified Montessori teacher -- or in a self-directed classroom with the guidance of a CME|NY elementary consultant – for a minimum of six hours per day for one or two school years.
During the practicum phase, a representative from CME|NY will visit the student for three on-site consultations. This cost is included in the tuition. For on-site consultations outside the U.S. and/or beyond a 100 mile radius of the nearest qualified field consultant, the adult learner will be responsible for the additional costs of travel expenses incurred.
- Classes meet Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Two weekly required practice labs meet from 6 – 8 p.m. (see schedule below)
See the detailed Summer 2013 schedule. ( TBA)
This seven week course can only be taken in one summer of 7 weeks
9-12 part 1 is essential preparation for Montessori Elementary II teachers and is required by AMS for all Elementary II candidates without Montessori elementary certification. Part 1 provides an overview of Montessori pedagogy for the Early Childhood level plus an in-depth overview of Elementary I curriculum along philosophical and pedagogical foundations for these works.
9-12 part 2 merges adult learners taking 6-12 training with 9-12 credential students. This part of the course presents much of a 3-year upper elementary scope and sequences –which make the adult learner eligible to begin their internships and attend fall and spring seminars, when they complete the academic course. Faculty members assess student work at seminars. Seminars also provide students and faculty opportunities to explore and reflect upon philosophical and management topics in the context of the internship phase of the Elementary II training experience.