Montessori Early Childhood Teacher Education

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This program is intended to earn students their Montessori early childhood teacher certificate.

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British Columbia


Sprott Shaw College – Kamloops

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Program Duration

38 Weeks

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StudentAid BC, Scholarship, Line Of Credit, Bursary

This program is intended to earn students their Montessori early childhood teacher certificate. Students will examine the six major areas of the Montessori curriculum: Practical Life, Sensorial, Language, Math, Socials, Art, Music and Movement and how they interrelate. Montessori is designed to foster learning through a holistic approach, where education takes place through movement, connects mind, body and spirit, values collaboration and unfolds through love. This Montessori early childhood teacher certificate program includes practicum placement. The experience within a workplace enables Instructional staff to observe the student in a practice situation while providing the student with the opportunity to gain direct exposure to the chosen career field. Learning Objectives At the end of this program, the student will have developed a broad range of skills through the application and understanding of the following learning outcomes: Discover Maria Montessori?s theory and vision for young childrenReview the stimulating environment where children are free to respond to their natural drive to learnExamine the six major areas of the Montessori curriculumAnalyze the relationship between the educator, the child and the environmentMeasure the value of social learning and participate in active learningImplement Montessori activities that promote ELF and SPICEConnect nature to the learning indoor and outdoor environmentsValue sensorial exploration and foster learning through the sensesBridge the Montessori environment to the greater world environmentIdentify the ?sensitive periods? of growth to foster children?s developmentPlan and prepare a variety of Language acquisition cards and gamesReview the criteria for selection and presentation of DAP Montessori activitiesManipulate Math materials and create activity extensionsConnect order, coordination and concentration to Intellectual developmentEvaluate the hierarchy of the decimal system and its functionsLink numbers, shapes and patterns to the real worldExplore continents, people, languages, foods, flags, celebrations, multiculturalismExamine living and non-living things and describe life cyclesClassify animals and plants and collect picturesValue interconnectedness in the classroom setting and extend it to the societyAppraise family dynamics and their significant roles in children?s learningValue emerging creativity, originality, exploration and expressionAppreciate aesthetic beauty, which in turn can foster discovery learningExamine Art and Music healing propertiesAppraise the ?process? not the ?product? and it?s importance in enhancing children?s developmentDevelop a sense of guidance rather than instructionImplement learning that extends beyond academic learningAppraise self-education and self-evaluationConstruct lessons promoting imagination, creativity and expressionResearch interconnectedness of mind, body and spirit Sprott Shaw College Montessori Teacher Education holds accredited status for its Early Childhood IND Montessori Teacher Education Program from the Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education (MACTE) Programs related to the Montessori early childhood teacher certificate: Early Childhood Education Assistant Program?Early Childhood Education Program?Early Childhood Education Basic Program? Share this program:FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrint

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