Programs

Leadership-Management-Administration in Montessori Today

Mid-America Montessoriwill be offering a Montessori Administrator's Course beginning February 16, 2017-June 2018. MACTE does not accredit an Administrator course level.

The course will include a comprehensive study of Montessori philosophy, all areas of the curriculum, including lessons and materials for the various age levels, leadership, communication, financing and practical strategies to lead an effective Montessori school. The program will meet the needs of a licensed school administrator who is seeking knowledge of Montessori philosophy, curriculum and pedagogy and also designed to guide a Montessori fully certified teacher who would like to have knowledge of administrative skills. The program is composed of two phases: academic and practicum. The Academic phase will comprise both online and campus classes. The Administrative Philosophy and 20% of the Curriculum Overview will be delivered online. The Educational Leadership, Program Development, School Operations and the rest of the Curriculum Overview components will be delivered at our Omaha Campus.

The Practicum, September through May, five days a week, a minimum of six hours per day is conducted in an approved Montessori environment for a minimum of 1080 hours. Also during the practicum phase monthly online participation is required for nine hours of seminar discussions and completion of independent study, observation and case study. A minimum of three supervision visits will be scheduled by the practicum supervisor and intern.

The cost of three consulting visits is included in the tuition. Interns who select a practicum site located more than 100 miles from the nearest qualified field consultant will be charged an additional fee to cover transportation expenses. If additional consultation visits are required by the training center, an additional fee will be required. The entire course can be completed in 12 months, however, one may ask for an extension up to three years after beginning the course.

Mid-America Montessori Teacher Training Institute

Administrative Course

Phase 1: (Online Weekly)
Febr. 16-April 12, 2017- Montessori Philosophy for Administrator's
April 13-26, 2017-Overview of Early Childhood Curriculum/Materials

Phase 2: (Omaha Campus)
July 6-July 8, 2017-Program Development/School Operations
July 10-15, 2017-Observation/Curriculum Overview/Leading & Managing
July 17-22, 2017-Program Development/School Operations/Curriculum Overview
July 24-27, 2017-Curriculum Overview/Program Development/School Operations

Phase 3: (Practicum)
September 2017-June 2018

Finances

Application Fee
$ 100.00
Tuition (including Field Supervision Visits), Adult Leaner Fees
$5,189.00

If interested in this course, contact barb@omahamontessori.com by Jan. 15, 2017.

Administrator Book List- These books should be purchased by the student before classes begin. We suggest find them at the AMS website, www.amshq.org or other Montessori vendors but want to suggest checking publication information to ensure you have the correct version. It is hard to estimate a cost because each participant's situation and availability of books is different, however you may want to estimate a minimum of $300-$500.

Program Development/Leading a Montessori School - Larrow/Hutton

Required Reading:
Duffy, Michael and D'Neil. (2012) Love of Learning. Westminster, MD: Parent-Child Press
Kahn, David. (1999) The Whole School Montessori Handbook. www.montessori-namta.org

Montessori Philosophy for Administrators - Jens/Ziegler

Required Reading:
Lillard, Paula Polk and Jessen, Lynn LIllard. (2003) Montessori From the Start. Schocken Books, New York.
Lillard, Paula Polk. (1972) Montessori A Modern Approach. Schocken Books, New York
Lillard, Paula Polk. (1996) Montessori Today. Schoken Books, New York OR Duffy, Michael and D'Neil Duffy. Children of the Universe. Schocken Books
Montessori, Maria. (1973) From Childhood to Adolescence. Kalakshetra Press, India
Duffy, Michael. (2008) Math Works. Parent-Child Press

Montessori Curriculum - Ziegler/Larrow/Plambeck/Fickenscher/Roberts

Required Reading:
Lillard, Paula Polk and Jessen, Lynn LIllard. (2003) Montessori From the Start. Schocken Books, New York.
Lillard, Paula Polk. (1972) Montessori A Modern Approach. Schocken Books, New York
Lillard, Paula Polk. (1996) Montessori Today. Schoken Books, New York OR Duffy, Michael and D'Neil Duffy. Children of the Universe. Schocken Books
Montessori, Maria. (1973) From Childhood to Adolescence. Kalakshetra Press, India
Duffy, Michael. (2008) Math Works. Parent-Child Press

Educational Leadership - Hutton

Required Reading:
Rath, Tom. (2007)Strengths Finder 2.0, New York, NY: Gallup Press

School Operations - Larrow/Hutton

Recommended Reading:
Minardi, Kathy. (2012) Strategic Planning for Montessori Schools. www.montessori-namta.org

Administrator's Practicum - Independent Study-Larrow

Required Reading:
Resources that support the learner's Independent Study Project.
Required Materials to be purchased by student and brought to first class:
  • Notebook paper or laptop computer for notes
  • Access to a printer or ability to burn to DVD
  • Camera
  • Lead and colored pencils
  • Binders for each course component (Philosophy/Child Development/Observation, Practical Life/Integrated Arts, Math, Geometry, Language/Grammar, Geography/History, Biology/Physical Science, Leadership/Curriculum/Practicum), unless, you are submitting albums electronically, which we will accept.
  • Tabs and/or subject dividers for each binder
  • Optional: Page protectors are not required and are seen as an unnecessary expense but it is up to the student.
  • Other materials as deemed wanted or needed for individual intern's classroom.