June 5 – July 28, 2023 — 8:00 – 5:00 M-F (no classes June 19, July 4)
August 2023 – May 2024
November (3 days), February (3 days), April (3 days), June (4 days)
$250 non-refundable ($150 before May 1)
$9,200 – includes course handouts, seminars, AMS & MACTE student fees
Self-directed interns will receive additional Field Consultant visits at an additional cost of $800. *Credit Card payments are accepted for all fees, but for Credit Card charges above $700 there will be an added processing fee of 3%.
Nikki Conyers (Elementary Course Coordinator and Practicum Coordinator), Michelle Baker Rogers, Suzanne Diekman, Mandi Franz, Robin Hoch, Heather Legendre, Betsy Lockhart, Candy Proctor, Janel Wade, and Jean Rashkin.
Montessori Philosophy; Mathematics; Language; Physical Science, History, Geography: The Universe; Biological Sciences; Curriculum and Materials Design; Physical Education; Practical Life; Classroom Leadership; Music; Visual Arts and Crafts; Student Teaching Practicum
Overview Course required for Elementary I students who do not hold an AMS, AMI or MACTE recognized Montessori Early Childhood Credential.
June 12 – July 26, 2023 — 8:00 – 5:00 M-F (no classes June 19, July 4)
$250 non-refundable ($150 before May 1, waived for students proceeding contiguously from MECR EI)
$6,400 – includes course handouts, seminars, AMS & MACTE student fees. *Credit Card payments are accepted for all fees, but for Credit Card charges above $700 there will be an added processing fee of 3%.
Nikki Conyers(Elementary Course Coordinator), Laura Alexander, Nikki Conyers, Betsy Lockhart, Diana Visser, and Janel Wade.
Introduction to the Upper Elementary Classroom
Practical Life II, Language II, Physical/Earth Science II, Math II, Geometry II, History II, Biology II
Summer Academic Phase (8 weeks)
Classes cover Montessori philosophy and child development, classroom leadership, curriculum design, and the academic areas including math, language, science, history, art, music, and physical education. The program includes lectures, demonstrations, discussions, and observations. Students prepare detailed resource manuals in each curriculum area and design materials for the child’s environment. Instructors are supportive and bring diverse experience and expertise to their classes.
Student Teaching Practicum (9 months)
The Elementary I course has a nine-month practicum which provides the student with supervised practical classroom experience for a minimum of 1080 contact hours. During the practicum, students return to the training center for four seminars.
MECR assists in finding practicum positions. Final arrangements are the responsibility of the student and the participating school/center and must be approved by MECR. AMS-affiliated centers are preferred.
A MECR field consultant maintains monthly contact with the student teacher, including at least three onsite visits to observe the student working in the classroom. At least three visits and two consultations are required for self-directed practicum students.