The new EII course (9-12) enables the adult learner to earn an AMS credential to teach children between the ages of 9 – 12 years of age. The adult learner attends the 8 week EII course during the summer, followed by a practicum in an elementary (9-12) classroom. The EII course provides the use of selected materials of Elementary I (6-9) which form the foundation for the Montessori upper elementary program and a complete EII course of study.
The course will cover content area and presentations for math, geometry, history, economic geography, language, biology, chemistry/environmental studies, and curriculum development and design. Techniques will include use of the material, follow-up exercises, ideas for supplemental teacher-made materials, and use of charts and time lines. Notes on the presentations will be given to the workshop participants. Also, teacher manuals for the lower elementary (6- 9 program) and for the upper elementary (9-12 program) on the use of Montessori materials taught in this course are given to the adult learners.
MACTE and AMS have approved this new credential.
“This Course is an Applicant Course for Accreditation with the Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education”
“Applicant for Accreditation status in no way determines the outcome of the accreditation decision by MACTE.”
Requirements for the AMS Elementary Credential
A four year college degree from an accredited college or university.
Successful Completion of all Elementary II Course Requirements
Montessori Early Childhood (for ages 3-6): either a 3-6 Credential or completion of the one week Early Childhood Overview.
The minimum requirement for attending the complete EII including academic component and practicum is a 4 year college degree and permission of the Course Director. If adult learners do not wish to take the entire credential program, they may elect to participate solely in the academic component if they have at least 60 units of college credit.