"Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel."
LOCATION AND HOURS OF OPERATION
Cottage Montessori Teacher Education Program is located in Fresno, California, on the shared campus with Cottage Montessori School.
CMTEP hours of operation are 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Monday - Friday.
Cottage Montessori School hours are 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Cottage Montessori Teacher Education Program is a program designed to train adult learners in the Montessori Method of education for children 2 1/2 - 6 years of age.
(For more detailed info., contact our office @: 559.222.6600 )
The program consists of two phases:
Academic Phase 300 classroom hours
This takes place over eight consecutive weeks during the summer, beginning mid June of each year.
Classes are 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. ,Monday - Friday.
Classes are held in a classroom/lab setting with lectures, demonstration of materials, panel discussions and media presentations.
The 4 Montessori Core Curriculum Areas:
- Practical Life
- Language Arts
In conjunction with:
- Montessori Philosophy/Theory
- Child Development/Psychology
- Physical & Life Science
- Social Studies
- Classroom Leadership
The following subject areas will also be covered:
- Music, Movement
- Parent Involvement/Education
Practicum Phase 540 classroom hours
The Practicum Phase takes place during the 9-10 month school year. It is designed to give the adult learner an opportunity to work under the guidance of a supervising teacher to develop skills of observation, internalization and general hands-on practice with the materials.
This phase is also designed to provide experiences in classroom management, communication with parents, and bringing together the theory and practice in such a way that responds to the needs of the children.
During this time, there will be 6 Saturday seminars, 8 hours each. Attendance is required. (Please consult Enrollment Packet for details)
Tuition and Fees
Application Fee (non-refundable) $75
Professional Fees (MACTE & AMS) $381
CMTEP has been awarded AMS Applicant Affiliate status. Upon full accreditation, fees will be paid.
Curriculum Manuals/Albums * $322
Tuition for Academic & Practicum Phases $3,000
* The Manuals/Albums are over 1,700 pages of introduction to the Montessori materials, presentations & extensions, curriculum development, concept formats, curriculum philosophy statements and more!
For more detailed information of program policies, description and admission requirements, please view/download the provided .pdf file.
Upon acceptance into Cottage Montessori Teacher Education Program, students will receive the student handbook, which details all aspects of the Academic Phase & the Practicum Phase.
If you have any questions or would like to speak to the director,
please contact us at: 559.222.6600