MONTESSORI CREDENTIALS

Adult learner at Gulf Coast Montessori Teacher Education Center

What to Expect

GCMTEC has permanently moved to implement a blended learning model with asynchronous and in-residence courses.

Early Childhood

With a learner friendly schedule, Gulf Coast Montessori TEC provides instruction over 1 summer and 1 seminar sessions. Asynchronous courses begin in June and a three week in-residence course is offered in July. Course work includes two mid-course sessions, one virtually in October, and one in-residence in February. 

  • Each summer schedule finishes at the end of July

  • The entire course takes only 12 months from start to finish.

 

This structure allows for Early Childhood teachers to complete the entire course in one year. Teachers begin their practicum phase in September, and complete it by the end of May.

Finally, teachers will receive an AMS Early Childhood credential once they have successfully completed the course.

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MACTE Accredited Montessori Teacher Education Program.

Benefits

  • Learner friendly schedule

  • Age appropriate implementation after summer I for Elementary I-II

  • All summer sessions end in July

  • Simultaneous credentials for Elementary I and II

  • Flexibility for placement

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Elementary I-II

 

With a learner friendly schedule, Gulf Coast Montessori TEC provides instruction over 2 summers and 1 seminar sessions. Asynchronous courses begin in June and a three week in-residence course is offered in July each summer. Course work includes two mid-course sessions, one virtually in October, and one in-residence in February. 

  • Each summer schedule finishes at the end of July

  • 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 AMS 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, than 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.