Overview Of Course Options & Duration


The College of Modern Montessori offer three teacher training courses:

a) Full-time teacher training course: one year + 6months research.
b) Part-time teacher training course: one - two years (maximum).
c) Distance learning course (home study): 12 – 18 months or maximum three years.

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Full-Time Course

The course enjoys international MACTE Accreditation.

Entry criteria for full-time students: Prospective candidates must be at least 18 years of age and have a valid matriculation certificate. Students who do not meet this requirement have the option of an interview to determine possible exemption.

Selection procedure for full-time students: Students are required to undergo an interview with relevant college personnel to assess suitability for enrollment. Prospective students' motivation, their commitment to hard work and determination to become a Montessori director/directress are all factors which are taken into account during the selection process.

Course requirements: Students must attend three lectures per week between 08:30 and 14:30. In addition, they are required to complete two practice days per week, during the three private school terms.

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Part-Time Course

The course enjoys international MACTE accreditation.

Entry criteria for part-time students: Prospective candidates must be at least 18 years of age and have a valid matriculation certificate. Students who do not meet this requirement have the option of an interview to determine possible exemption.

Selection procedure for part-time students: Students are required to undergo an interview with relevant college personnel to assess suitability for enrolment. Prospective students' motivation, their commitment to hard work and determination to become a Montessori director/ directress are all factors which are taken into account in the selection procedure.

Course requirements: Students must attend one six-hour lecture a week, which takes place on a Saturday. They are also required to complete 250 hours of teaching practice at one of our Montessori schools within a two-year period. Lectures for Gauteng students are held at our Linbro Park campus. Students in KwaZulu-Natal should attend lectures at our site in Gillitts.

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Distance Learning Course

This course benefits parents who want to help their children maximise their potential. It is also recommended for people who enjoy working with young children. Qualified teachers have derived great benefit from learning how to individualise their teaching curriculum, so that learners of mixed abilities can work at their own pace. The home study course also benefits students who want to start their own Modern Montessori school.

Course Requirements: The course is comprised of eight study guides and three text books. Students are required to work through each study guide at their own pace. Each study guide culminates in an assignment that must be submitted to the college via email or post. A tutor is assigned to each student and is available either telephonically or via email or fax. There is no final examination. Instead, once the student has completed all eight assignments, a diploma, which reflects the combined average of all grades achieved, is awarded. Students are allocated a maximum of three years in which to complete the course; however, most are successfully able to complete it within 18 months.

Practical component for home study students: For students who live in proximity to the College of Modern Montessori campuses, practical workshops are held every 4 – 5 weeks. While these are not compulsory they are, nevertheless, extremely helpful. Students who attend all eleven workshops (in addition to completing the course) will be awarded a certificate, indicating which workshops have been attended.

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