“It is through work alone that a child develops.” – Dr. Maria Montessori
The Upper Elementary Montessori Diploma Program prepares the aspiring teacher to work with children from 9 to 12 years of age. This program is based on the fundamental Montessori philosophy and methodology and will provide detailed knowledge of contemporary approaches to Elementary child development within the framework of the Montessori pedagogy.
This online blended Upper Elementary Montessori Diploma Program is created with you in mind. Our interactive learning system is uniquely suited to combine flexible and self-paced online learning with an in-person practical review component, guided by our experienced Montessori faculty.
The program consists of detailed, theoretical lectures on Dr. Maria Montessori’s guiding principles of observing and following the Upper Elementary child. Materials used by the children 9 to 12 years of age in Language, Grammar, History, Geography, Mathematics, Geometry, Physical Science, Biology, Zoology, Botany, Culture, Music, the Arts and Creativity will be presented and discussed in a prepared Montessori environment.
As part of your diploma program, you will be required to complete a practicum internship in an Upper Elementary Montessori environment under the guidance of a certified Montessori Teacher and/or your MTC assigned Field Supervisor. Working with children while being mentored will provide you with one of the most valuable learning experiences. You will gain knowledge on how to observe, facilitate and support children in their developmental growth while working through a wide range of real-life scenarios.
The Upper Elementary Montessori Diploma Program is comprised of the following:
Synchronous online learning (1 evening virtual lecture, 2 hours per week)
Asynchronous online learning (self-paced, 10-15 hours per week)
Practical Review days (17 days in-person at our campus)
Observation (30 hours)
Practicum (470 hours)
The Academic Instruction/curriculum includes:
Language & Foundational Theory
Geometry & Basic Theory
Science & Intermediate Theory I
Mathematics & Intermediate Theory II
History & Intermediate Theory III
Geography & Cosmic Theory
Successful completion of this program will earn you an Upper Elementary Montessori Diploma.
After completing your Upper Elementary Montessori Diploma Program, you can apply to the following positions:
● Upper Elementary or Elementary Montessori Teacher
Montessori Teachers College does not guarantee admission or successful completion of the diploma program offered.
Montessori Teachers College does not guarantee employment to those who successfully complete the diploma program.
Admission to the diploma program does not guarantee the adult learner the right to enter Canada under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (Canada) or to receive a visa or other document required under that Act.