Cottage Montessori Teacher Education Program -


"Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel." 
                                                                                                              Socrates


Program Info

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.


PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

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.

Courses include:

The 4 Montessori Core Curriculum Areas:
  • Practical Life
  • Sensorial
  • Math
  • 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:
  • Art
  • 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










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