What to Expect
With a learner friendly schedule, Gulf Coast Montessori TEC provides instruction over 2 summer sessions. Six weeks for the first summer with July 4th week off. Five weeks for the second summer with July 4th week off. Three mid-course sessions are included with each session being Thursday and going through noon on Sunday.
- Six weeks for the first summer with July 4th week off
- Five weeks for the second summer with July 4th week off
- Each summer schedule finishes at the end of July
- Three mid-course sessions are included. Each session beginning on a Thursday and finishing at noon on Sundaty.
- The entire course takes only 18 months from start to finish.
This new structure allows for Elementary I-II teachers to complete the entire course in a more timely manner. This approved model will allow emerging teachers to be better supported through their first year, especially for those in an Upper Elementary classroom. Adult learners receive instruction in Elementary II practices during their first year, instead of waiting until the second year course is completed. Adult learners are presented materials and lessons for lower elementary as well as fourth level and half of fifth level in math, language arts, and cultural. Teachers begin their practicum phase in January of their first year and complete it in December.
The Gulf Coast Montessori model has an additional benefit to employers. Upon the candidate's completion, school directors can be assured of having a credentialed teacher in the classroom sooner, and under the 2-year model often used by other Montessori training programs.
Finally, teachers will receive an American Montessori Society (AMS) Elementary I/II credential once they have successfully completed the course.
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