This program is intended to earn students their Montessori early childhood teacher certificate.
Students will examine the six major areas of the Montessori curriculum: Practical Life, Sensorial, Language, Math, Socials, Art, Music and Movement and how they interrelate. Montessori is designed to foster learning through a holistic approach, where education takes place through movement, connects mind, body and spirit, values collaboration and unfolds through love.
This Montessori Early Childhood Teacher certificate program includes practicum placement. The experience within a workplace enables Instructional staff to observe the student in a practice situation while providing the student with the opportunity to gain direct exposure to the chosen career field.
NOTE: In order to work at a licensed childcare facility in BC, students require an Early Childhood License from the Ministry of Education and Child Care. This program is not recognized by the Ministry of Education and Childcare for the purposes of certification as an Early Childhood Educaton.
At the end of this program, the student will have developed a broad range of skills through the application and understanding of the following learning outcomes:
- Discover Maria Montessori’s theory and vision for young children
- Review the stimulating environment where children are free to respond to their natural drive to learn
- Examine the six major areas of the Montessori curriculum
- Analyze the relationship between the educator, the child and the environment
- Measure the value of social learning and participate in active learning
- Implement Montessori activities that promote ELF and SPICE
- Connect nature to the learning indoor and outdoor environments
- Value sensorial exploration and foster learning through the senses
- Bridge the Montessori environment to the greater world environment
- Identify the “sensitive periods” of growth to foster children’s development
- Plan and prepare a variety of Language acquisition cards and games
- Review the criteria for selection and presentation of DAP Montessori activities
- Manipulate Math materials and create activity extensions
- Connect order, coordination and concentration to Intellectual development
- Evaluate the hierarchy of the decimal system and its functions
- Link numbers, shapes and patterns to the real world
- Explore continents, people, languages, foods, flags, celebrations, multiculturalism
- Examine living and non-living things and describe life cycles
- Classify animals and plants and collect pictures
- Value interconnectedness in the classroom setting and extend it to the society
- Appraise family dynamics and their significant roles in children’s learning
- Value emerging creativity, originality, exploration and expression
- Appreciate aesthetic beauty, which in turn can foster discovery learning
- Examine Art and Music healing properties
- Appraise the “process” not the “product” and it’s importance in enhancing children’s development
- Develop a sense of guidance rather than instruction
- Implement learning that extends beyond academic learning
- Appraise self-education and self-evaluation
- Construct lessons promoting imagination, creativity and expression
- Research interconnectedness of mind, body and spirit
Grant and Scholarship Opportunities
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Where Are Sprott Shaw Graduates Working?
Our Early Childhood, Education, and Support graduates can be found working throughout the province. In addition to school districts across BC, our Early Childhood Education and Education Assistant graduates can be found working at daycares and preschools such as CEFA Early Learning and the Boys and Girls Club.
Community Support Workers and Mental Health and Addiction workers can be found working in women’s shelters, mental health and addiction recovery facilities, homeless shelters, and more.
Click below to learn more about where our graduates are currently working. Please note that these lists do not cover every single business that has hired a Sprott Shaw graduate, but they do provide a good representation of the sort of industries that Sprott Shaw graduates are working in.
Sprott Shaw College Montessori Teacher Education holds accredited status for its Early Childhood IND Montessori Teacher Education program from the Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education (MACTE)
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