The academic phase also includes four weekend seminars, two scheduled during the fall and two scheduled during the spring. The seminars will also be held at Gordon College and will be a time for the continuation of academic course work and material reviews.
Students and instructors will come together for a five-day seminar to be scheduled during the month of January. Along with on-going course instruction, students will have opportunities to review course assignments and receive individual feedback.
(Though infrequent, please note that seminar dates and/or location may be subject to change.)
All academic classes (both the summer phase and seminars) will be held at Gordon College, in Wenham, MA. Lodging is available during the summer phase only on the campus of Gordon College at affordable rates. Lodging is not available through Gordon College or the Institute during seminars and is the responsibility of the student. Summer lodging arrangements (does not include meals) can be made by contacting the Institute office following admission to the program.
STUDENT TEACHING PRACTICUM
|Early Childhood Course of Study
North Shore, Massachusetts
|An initial deposit of $1,250.00 is due by June 1st, 2013. All student materials and student fees will be deducted from this initial payment and are non-refundable.|
|Application Fee (non-refundable)||$50.00|
|Early Childhood Course (full tuition)||$4,200.00|
|Student and Materials Fees||$1000.00|
|Various payment options and methods are available. Contact the Institute for details.
A service charge of $5 per payment will be added to payment plans.
These fees cover the student’s intern membership in the American Montessori Society (AMS) and pay the Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education (MACTE) dues. These fees also cover materials provided by individual instructors, together with required textbooks and curriculum materials on CD. These fees are non-refundable.
The American Montessori Society offers partial scholarships. Applications are available by request through NMI, following receipt of program application, or can be found on the AMS website. AMS scholarship applications require the signature of the program director prior to submission. Students who choose to intern in a Montessori school in Massachusetts are also eligible to apply for scholarship through the Montessori Schools of Massachusetts (MSM). Scholarship application deadlines for the above are May 1st and March 15th, respectively.
The Northeast Montessori Institute conducts Early Childhood courses on the North Shore of Boston, Massachusetts, on the campus of Gordon College, which is located just north of Boston in the town of Wenham.
The Institute will conduct the summer phase of the Montessori program in MacDonald Hall, located on campus. This facility offers an air-conditioned lecture hall. The seminars will also be held at Gordon College, in the Tavilla Conference Center.
Gordon College is located five miles from the Atlantic Ocean on a picturesque campus. This site provides a fresh water swimming pond, jogging and biking trails, and a modern sports facility which houses an Olympic size swimming pool, nautilus and weight room, racquetball courts, a running track, and even a rock climbing wall. Students have use of the building for a daily fee.
Resident facilities are available during the summer phase only for our students who wish to live on campus during the summer phase of the program. Because of the beauty of the campus and its location near the ocean, many local students decide to live on campus during the summer in order to enjoy the recreational facilities and to have more time interacting with fellow students and instructors. On-campus housing is not available during the seminars and is the responsibility of the student.
Those students wishing to reside on campus during the summer phase of the program will reside in Dexter House, a large dormitory-type house situated just off campus. When possible, all of our students will be housed together so that there will be greater opportunity for sharing and interacting. Cost for on-campus living is presently being determined by the College. The cost has always been reasonable. For students wishing to reside on campus, please indicate this in the appropriate place on your application and the information about the actual cost for the coming summer will be sent as soon as it becomes available.
For seminar lodging or other area information, students are recommended to contact the following North Shore area websites: www.northshorechamber.org; www.gobeverly.com; www.ci.beverly,ma.us. A variety of facilities are available in the area, from national hotel chains (in the Danvers area), to bed and breakfasts, or quaint New England Inns.
It is the belief of Northeast Montessori Institute that individuals wishing to undertake Montessori teacher training not be prevented from doing so due to financial restrictions. Northeast Montessori Institute is not, however, a lending institution and encourages applicants to seek alternate financing when available, as the meeting of its operating costs and salaries are based upon the responsible timely tuition payment of its students.
Applications to the Early Childhood Course of Study may be submitted at any time. Applications are requested to be on-file by June 1st but will be considered beyond this time, should space allow. Those applications received after the start of the summer academic phase will be considered on an individual basis following consultation with the applicant by the course director. Applications and registration materials can be received by contacting the Institute.
The Early Childhood Certification Program Application can be downloaded by clicking here.
Applications should be submitted with a non-refundable application fee of $50.00. All applications will be promptly processed and forms for letters of Recommendations and a Personal Statement will be sent. Official transcripts of all higher education will need to be submitted.
Official transcripts (and not copies) of higher education will need to be submitted to the Institute. Students may be admitted into the Early Childhood course of study who do not hold a Bachelor’s degree or higher. Upon the successful completion of the program, the student will be awarded the AMS Associate certificate. This credential may be up-dated through AMS to the full certificate upon the successful completion of a Baccalaureate degree.
Applicants holding international educational credentials and/or credentials printed in a language other than English will need to have the credential(s) officially evaluated and/or translated. This may be done through World Education Services (WES) or another comparable organization. Information and an application can be found on the web at: www.wes.org.
Admission to Northeast Montessori Institute will not be denied based on age, race, gender, religion, national origin, disability, or sexual orientation.