A New Perspective on Education
NOTE: New Elementary cohort begins in June 2014.
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Montessori educators are in high demand. With an emphasis on self-directed learning, independent study and keen observation from instructors, the Montessori method has become increasingly important as a style of learning for classrooms throughout the world.
By stressing the importance of adapting the child's learning environment to his or her developmental level, Montessori-trained instructors are sought after in the educational field.
SMCC's Montessori Elementary Education program offers a low-cost alternative to traditional Montessori training and is the perfect program if:
- You wish to teach in a Montessori classroom in a public, charter, private or parochial school.
- You currently teach grades 1-3 (ages 6-9).
- You enjoy using developmental, hands-on, concrete materials.
- You are interested in exploring an alternative method of instruction that encourages a strong learning environment.
This low-cost program creates a perfect resource when updating your required continuing hours or for complementing traditional styles of teaching. We encourage you to contact us for additional information.
Montessori education was developed in Italy by Dr. Maria Montessori. She originated a method of teaching that allows children to discover the world on their own. Students work is primarily self-directed in multi-age classrooms. Instructors observe each student's progress. When they see that a student is ready to move forward, a higher-level course is offered. In this way, instructors are empowered as leaders and able to guide their students through an effective method of learning.
The SMCC Montessori Teacher Education Program is fully accredited by the Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education.
▪ AMS Affiliated
▪ MACTE-Accredited Courses
▪ Elementary (ages 6-9)
Rebecca Pelton, Executive Director,
MACTE, 313 Second Street S.E. Suite 112
Charlottesville, VA 22902
Phone: (434) 202-7793
Fax: (888) 525-8838