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Duhovka Montessori Teacher Education Program
The Program prepares Adult Learners for a role of a Montessori Teacher in Lower Elementary (6-9) classrooms. Graduates get knowledge and practice to lead both bilingual and local language classrooms.
The course is comprised of a minimum of 401 academic hours (in class and online), and the Practicum model involves a minimum of 1,080 hours, spanning a full academic year.
Graduates will earn an Elementary I credential from the American Montessori Society .
The current cohort started in July 2019. We offer ongoing registration with an individual study plan. See below for information on the application process.
|Summer Session I||June 30 - July 19, 2019|
|Long Weekend Seminars||November 7-10, 2019 and February 12-16, 2020|
|Summer Session II||June 29 - July 4, 2020|
|Long Weekend Seminar||Fall 2020 (3 days)|
|Summer Session III||July 5-9, 2021|
|Final Seminar||Fall 2021 (3 days)|
Judy graduated from the University of South Florida in Business Management and from Barry University in Elementary Education with a concentration in Montessori Education. She then earned a Specialist degree from Barry University in Early Childhood Education, with a concentration in Montessori Education. She also completed the Education Leadership certification program at the University of North Florida.
Judy began her career at Amelia Island Montessori School. She taught for 15 years in a 6-9 classroom and 5 years in a 9-12 classroom. She has taught for Barry University and other Training Centers in the United States and abroad.
Judy earned her 6-9 credential and 9-12 credential at North Carolina Center Montessori Teacher Education Program. Judy completed an AMS and MACTE credential program at the 3-6 level and holds (2) AMS credentials at the 6 - 12 level. She is the Methodologist of Montessori Education for Duhovka Montessori Elementary Schools and Director of Duhovka Montessori Teacher Education Program - Elementary levels.
The Early Childhood Overview course is a compulsory pre-requisite to the Elementary I course for participants who do not hold a credential from an internationally recognized Early Childhood (2.5 - 6) course (AMS, AMI, or other MACTE accredited).
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. The Practicum can be done in a classroom with a Supervising Teacher or 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 1080 hours during a minimum of 1 school year in a classroom fulfilling AMS standards.
|Application Fee||$ 75||€ 60||CZK 1,500||This non-refundable fee covers the costs of the application process and associated paperwork.|
|Tuition||$ 7,700||€ 6,700||CZK 170,000||
Tuition fee covers:
The fee is payable in 2 installments.
|Manuals||$ 480||€ according to current exchange rate||CZK according to current exchange rate||Complete set of course manuals.|
|Early Childhood Overview Course||$ 250||€ 200||CZK 5,000||This course is a required pre-requisite for the Elementary I course for Adult Learners who do not possess a credential from an AMS/AMI/NCME or other MACTE accredited Early Childhood program.|
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