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Duhovka Montessori Teacher Education Program
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.
|Introductory Seminar||April 18-20, 2020|
|Summer Session I||July 6-17, 2020|
|Summer Session II||July 5-16, 2021|
|Final Seminar||July 7-9, 2022|
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.
Class work will include a combination of presentation, theory and hands on experience during supervised lab work. The academic part of the program is complemented with distance learning courses 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||€ 60||CZK 1,500||This non-refundable fee covers the costs of the application process and the associated paperwork.|
|Tuition||€ 5,440||CZK 130,000||
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.
Prices apply to the 2020-2022 cohort.