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Our Early Childhood Teacher Education Program prepares the Adult Learner for their role as a Montessori guide in a mixed-age classroom (2.5 - 6). The program introduces the fundamentals of Early Childhood Montessori Education in two components:
Graduates will earn an Early Childhood credential from the American Montessori Society.
|Summer Session 1||June 21 - July 3, 2021|
|Seminar 1||October 8-11, 2021|
|Seminar 2||November 19-20, 2021|
|Seminar 3||March 4-6, 2022|
|Summer Session 2||June 27 - July 8, 2022|
|Seminar 4||September 30 - October 2, 2022|
|Seminar 5||November 11-13, 2022|
|Seminar 6||March 3-5, 2023|
|Final Seminar||June 29-30, 2023|
The academic phase comprises of 361 hours.
Class work will include a combination of presentation, theory and hands on experience during supervised lab work and is complemented with distance learning courses. The academic part of the program is taught within these areas:
Practicum experience is crucial for the transformation of a Montessori teacher. Practicum can be done in a classroom with a Supervising Teacher or can be Self Directed. Observations and discussions with our experienced Field Supervisor will give the Interns support as they work toward Practicum completion.
Two major projects are developed during the Practicum.
The Practicum consists of at least 540 hours during a minimum of 1 school year in a classroom fulfilling AMS standards.
|Application Fee||EUR 60||NOK 600||This non-refundable fee covers the costs of the application process and associated paperwork.|
|Tuition||EUR 5,900||NOK 59,000||
Tuition fee covers:
The fee is payable in 2 installments.
* Duhovka Institute reserves the right to cancel or reschedule training programs. In the event of cancellation, application fees paid to Duhovka Institute shall promptly be refunded.
Having served as an Early Childhood Instructor for the past 3 years, Jennifer is the current Early Childhood Level Director for all DMTEP locations.
Jennifer Varbanov began her career as a cofounder of Bodhi Tree Montessori school in 1999. She earned her Early Childhood credential from Northeast Montessori Institute. Jennifer graduated from Plymouth State University with a BA in Art History. She pursued her Masters in Education with a focus on Montessori education, while working as the Early Childhood Director and teaching art in the elementary I and II classrooms at BTMS. During her Montessori education she developed a passion for Peace education.
Jennifer moved to Norway in 2005, where she currently works as the Academic Director at Bambini Montessori Barnehage. She has concurrently worked as a consultant for Early Childhood programs, creating workshops in Montessori theory and practice. In 2013 Jennifer earned a diploma as an Instructor in Training Curriculum for Teaching Establishments from Hedmark University College. She works actively with Interns and Teachers in practice within the Montessori environment. She has developed and presented Parent Education seminars and works to spread Peace education through the integration of concrete peace initiatives.
In 2015, Jennifer completed the Montessori Model United Nations teacher training at The Opera Nazionale Headquarters in Rome. Jennifer has held the position of Vice Chairman of the Norwegian Montessori Association, since her nomination in 2013.
Thanks to the significant interest in our training programs, Duhovka Montessori is pleased to confirm the training dates listed above. To make sure you secure your registration contact us as soon as possible.
To begin the application process please contact us at the email address provided. This will initiate your registration.
We look forward to getting to know more about you and will guide you through the process outlined below. Your application will be assessed based on the criteria below. You will be notified of your acceptance to the program by email.
You are welcome to contact us with questions or requests for more information.
We will contact you for a short interview on your motivation to join and accomplish the training. The interview can be done in person, via Skype or by email exchange.
Submit the registration fee and the following documents:
Scan of your university transcript
You will be informed of your acceptance once you have satisfied the admission criteria
A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree*
Demonstrate a minimum English level of B2 as per the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages
Your motivation for applying to the training program in your motivation letter and interview
Upon satisfying the admission criteria the applicants will be accepted based on a first-come-first-served basis
* For the Early Childhood course level only: Graduates who have earned a secondary level (high school) diploma, a GED, or the international equivalent thereof, but have not earned a bachelor’s degree are awarded an Associate credential for that level.
Teachers with an Associate Early Childhood credential are eligible for upgrade to an AMS Early Childhood credential upon completing the bachelor’s degree requirement.