Institute Courses and Workshops

Courses of Study


The Montessori World Educational Institute offers three courses for the education of children. 


Course I - Pre-Primary focuses on children ages 2 to 6,


Course II - Primary focuses on children 6 to 9, and 


Course III -  Upper Elementary concentrates on children ages 9 to 12. 



For those interested, the above courses of study can lead to a Montessori diploma,   


The Institute also offers an Intensive Internship Program


The Institute also provides at the following resources to help parents and teachers.


1. A comprehensive individualized Home Study Program for the study of Montessori educational theory and practice.
    Included are a set of clearly illustrated curriculum manuals which detail a developmental sequence of lessons for each curricular area. 
    The Home Study Program also includes the services of a mentor who can answer questions, provide feedback, and  offer suggestions and practical help. Each mentor is carefully selected by the Institute, and has many years of successful teaching experience using the Montessori method.


2. Curriculum classes and workshops which provide demonstrations of all lessons, student practice, and some teaching material making. See information on Summer Workshops.


See the Attachments below to Download Summer Workshop Schedule and Enrollment Form. Click the following link to view the Summer Workshop Schedule for 2015

 

Programs of study are organized to maximize convenience and accessibility so students can study without the necessity of giving up work, or leaving home for an extended period of time.


Students may enroll in any part of the program for their own information, without being required to enroll in the full diploma program.


Intensive Internship Program


An Internship can be arranged at one of the Montessori World Educational Institute's approved sites. In an internship you will have the opportunity to observe children and trained teachers. Direct training and supervision from the school director and daily discussions and feedback will be provided.*


    *The internship is recommended, but not required for a diploma at this time.


Examination for Diploma


    Upon satisfactory completion of all curriculum classes and the Home Study in chosen Course of Study, students may apply to take the Diploma Examination. The examination fee is payable before the exam. This extensive exam consists of three parts: 1) a two-hour written examination on Montessori theory and methodology, 2) a comprehensive oral examination requiring precise presentation and use of the teaching materials, and 3) the completion and presentation of required handmade curriculum materials (if not previously approved by curriculum course instructor.)


State Certification


    Most Montessori schools require a teacher to: 1) hold a Montessori diploma, and 2) meet minimum state requirements. Current information on state requirements is available from your state agency.


Notice of Nondiscrimination


    The Montessori World Educational Institute admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin or creed to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded to students through the Institute. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin or creed in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, or other Institute administered programs.