LMS Montessori Teacher Education Program is registered as a private career college under the Private Career Colleges Act, 2005 and approved as a vocational program under the Private Career Colleges Act, 2005, offering the Montessori Early Childhood Course (for teaching 2 1/2 to 6 year old children). The program is affiliated by American Montessori Society, and fully accredited by MACTE (Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education).
Early Childhood Course Overview
The components of this course include Independent Study, Academic Phase, Practicum Phase and Final Evaluation. The Independent Study is comprised of reading and research on Montessori Principles and the Philosophy, followed by preparation of essays, Assigned Observations in Montessori Schools, with written reports are also include in this section. The Academic Phase ( 312 total hours scheduled classes for lectures and material demonstrations, plus 22 hours for observations) includes lectures on Principles and Philosophy, Child Development, Classroom Management, demonstrations of Montessori materials and preparation of material albums. The Practicum Phase (540 hours of paid or volunteer internship in a Montessori school) is a practice teaching experience which includes observations, assignments and evaluations by the supervising teacher and the Practicum supervisor. The Final Evaluation includes Oral and Written examinations and presentation of Year’s Research Project and Material albums.