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"Where Children Learn To Make A Difference"

Welcome:

Thank you for your interest in International Center for Montessori Education, Inc. Our Mission is to apply the unique pedagogical philosophy set by Doctor Maria Montessori, which aims for the fullest possible development of the human potential as a preparation for life.

Please find listed below some of the features our Teachers Training Program includes:

  • Self-paced approach, with emphasis on student-teacher communication
  • Assistance in locating paid internship positions when needed
  • Tuition sponsorship available to students that qualify
  • Monthly installment payment plans available for tuition
  • Montessori Teaching Diploma granted after completing Written and Oral Examination, and all Graduation requirements
  • Opportunities for paid internship and employment available.

ICME has obtained approval from TWC and is working on getting accreditation from well-known agencies like ACCET and MACTE. Please inquire about our Catalog with the explanation of the modules and duration of the course and fee scheduled.

For more information or to schedule an interview, please call at 972-745-1500, 9am-5pm Monday through Friday and ask for a representative. We are looking forward to meeting you and thank you for your interest in the International Center for Montessori Studies.

 

Kanwar Suri, Director of Studies:

EDUCATION: B.S. (Engr); MBA (Finance); MTI, Early Childhood and Elementary Diploma.

EXPERIENCE: Serial Entrepreneur, Montessori Teacher and School owner since 2014.

 

In June 2014, I got involved with my wife, in owning and opening a Montessori School in Coppell, TX. My wife, who is herself a graduate in Child Psychology and has worked as a Montessori Teacher, wanted to own and manage her own Montessori School. As the school grew, we felt the lack of properly trained teachers who were ingrained with the Montessori Philosophy. With the Montessori method of teaching, we feel the difference a well-trained teacher can make is not only in managing a classroom, but also in helping to rationalize the curriculum given to the children at an early age. It is because of this very important observation that we decided to start the International Center for Montessori Education, so we could help impart this to future Montessori teachers. Having researched the various training modules available to future Montessori teachers at the multitide of training centers in our area, we reached the conclusion that ICME Inc. will be the kind of training center that will provide the opportunity to every trainee in its programs to learn the philosophy and methodology expressed by Dr. Maria Montessori, but also the principles and the techniques needed to manage a Montessori Class successfully with rationality as a standard. It is in this way that the future teachers can go out and contribute to the development of each child they will be responsible for.

 

TRAINING OBJECTIVES AND STUDENT TEACHERS SKILLS

The main purpose and objective of ICME is to prepare Future Montessori Teachers in the educational system using the philosophy and theory of Dr. Maria Montessori. This education is designed to lead to Certification/ Diploma in Montessori teaching within a specified child age range. ICME Training Center provides high quality Montessori teachers to serve the needs of independent Montessori schools, public schools with Montessori programs, Montessori Daycare Centers and Corporate Montessori Centers as a benefit to employees. The ICME training program offers an in-depth study of the Montessori principles, provides lecture demonstrations on the Montessori didactic materials and prepares the students to use the Montessori method in helping the children the teachers will be responsible for, to develop to their fullest potential. One of the characteristics of ICME is that teachers are prepared to teach an above average Academic Curriculum along with an excellent understanding of the classroom management techniques to successfully integrate the Montessori Philosophy in their endevours.

 

PRE-REQUISITES FOR ADMISSION

• A High School Deploma or Equivalent

• A College Degree in any field

• Minimum 4 Years Experience working with Children

• Enrollment Application and Transcripts

• Personal interview with the Course Director

• Previous background in education or experience in teaching is not required

 

PRE-REQUISITES TO QUALIFY FOR ICME DIPLOMA

• Fulfillment of financial responsibilities

• Full attendance of all lecture-demonstrations

• A total of a least 60 hours of supervised practice

• Completion of 1,000 hours of Internship

• Presentation of written Home Studies on Montessori Psychology, Methodology and Philosophy.

• Completion of all Montessori Manuals.

 

NOTICE OF NON – DISCRIMINATION

ICME admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, and activities accorded or made available to students at the training center. ICME does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admission policies, scholarships and loan programs.

 

SCHEDULE AND DURATION OF COURSE -

Courses are taught every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Starting the first Saturday of August and ending the last Saturday of July.

 

SPONSORSHIPS -

There are sponsorships for training available for students who qualify for employment. A list and information about different schools in the area that offer sponsorships are available in the student handbook. Scholarships are also available for candidates that qualify.