Elementary I Program Overview
The staff of the Montessori Educational Institute of North America believes that a better world can be achieved through better education.
When each child is viewed as a unique individual, learning can be achieved using the Montessori approach allowing the child to develop to the individual's fullest potential.
This philosophy provides structure within which there is possibility for expansion, innovation, and extension of the methods used by Dr. Montessori.
This 24 month course of study consists of two phases and a final evaluation.
The first phase of the program is two summer academic experiences beginning in June the first summer and July the second summer.
The second phase is a nine-month internship in an approved site under the supervision of a certified Montessori teacher or self directed. The student is required to be on site daily in a Montessori classroom for a full day of the 9-month school year.
Students return to MEINA for a final practical exam and project presentation at the end or the summer following the internship.
First Summer Academic Session: June 6-July 1 and July 11-July 15, 2016 8-5, M-F
Mandatory Lab: Tuesday and Thursday 5:00-6:30
Fall Seminar: November 11- November 13, 2016: 8-5 each day
Spring Seminar: April 22-April 23, 2017: 8-5 each day
Second Summer Academic Session
July 10-July 28, 2017 8-5, M-F Mandatory Lab: Tuesday and Thursday 5:00-6:30
Fall Seminar: October 21-October 22, 2017 8-5 each day
Spring Seminar: May 5- May 6, 2018: 8-5 each day (includes oral and written exams)
For individuals who do not hold an Early Childhood Montessori credential, an Early Childhood Overview of one week is required.
Early Childhood Overview: May 30- June 3, 8-5 each day, 2016