Applying – Early Childhood



The Northeast Montessori Institute holds accredited status from the Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education (MACTE Commission) for its North Shore Early Childhood teacher education course and is affiliated by the American Montessori Society.

Course Schedule (2017-2018)

The 2017-2018 Early Childhood Course of Study will begin on Monday, June 26, 2017 and will be completed in May 2018. The program consists of a four-week summer course phase, together with four four-day seminars (two in the fall and two in the spring) and a nine-month student-teaching experience (practicum). Enrolled adult learners can sign up to complete the course of study as described or can design their course schedule differently with the approval of the program director to better meet their needs. Enrolled adult learners can also choose to complete all their course work before entering the internship phase.

PHASE 1: Summer Phase

The summer course phase will be held on the campus of Gordon College in Wenham, Massachusetts and involves four weeks* (M – F) of academic instruction scheduled from Monday, June 26th through Friday, July 21st, 2017. Classes will be held between 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. each weekday. During this summer phase of the program, adult learners will be introduced to the following courses: Montessori Philosophy; the Everyday Living (Practical Life) Curriculum, including Cooking and Nutrition; the Sensorial Curriculum, Art, Observation, Parent Involvement and Music and Movement; and introductory hours in the Language Curriculum and Math Curriculum;.

(*Adult Learners may elect to divide the four-week summer phase between two consecutive summers to be designed with the Course Director.)

During the summer phase, adult learners will also participate in student-teaching seminars, which will help to prepare them for the Practicum Phase of the program. It is our goal to prepare enrolled adult learners as thoroughly as possible for the nine months of student-teaching so that each enrolled adult learner experiences the best possible benefits from their practicum experience.

Summer Dates (Monday – Friday):

June 26th – July 21st, 2017



PHASE 2: SEMINAR PHASE: Fall and Spring Weekend Seminars

There will be four 4-day seminars throughout the year as follows: October 12th – 15th and November 16th – 19th, 2017; and, March 15th – 18th and May 17th – 20th, 2018. The seminars offer individuals the opportunity to meet with instructors and to receive continued feedback on their progress in the program, while providing for the continuation of instructional courses. The adult learners will continue their course studies with Child Development and the Montessori curriculum areas of Math, Language, Science, History, Geography, Cultural Studies, Classroom Leadership and Peace Education.  The weekend seminars will be held at Gordon College, beginning on Thursday mornings and ending late afternoon on Sunday.

Seminar Dates (Thursday – Sunday): October 12th – October 15th, 2017
November 16th – November 19th, 2017
March 15th – March 18th, 2018
May 17th – May 20th, 2018
* Though unusual, academic course dates are subject to unanticipated change.