American Montessori Society

Early Childhood Teacher (ages 3-6) Credential Course

July 2015 - June 2016


Montessori Teacher Education Center San Francisco Bay Area in cooperation with Infinity Children’s School  (Kowloon Tong)




The First and Only Internationally Recognized American Montessori Society Teacher Credential Course in Hong Kong


American Montessori Society affiliated & Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education accredited


Since our establishment in 2006, Infinity Children’s School (Kowloon Tong) (hereafter referred to as ICS) has been actively promoting Montessori philosophy and education to the Chinese community.  Several hundreds of seminars were held during these seven years introducing the Montessori approach of education.   We have left no stone unturned in the localization of Montessori educational method in Hong Kong, Macau and Mainland China. Since 2012, ICS has organized the American Montessori Society (AMS)-affiliated teacher education programme in Hong Kong:the first and only internationally recognized Montessori teacher education programme. As the AMS Full International Member School, ICS also serves as the practicum site for student-teachers to put theory into practice. This is a great opportunity to raise Hong Kong early childhood education’s educational status to an international standard.  We will continue our mission by nurturing more parents and teachers for the contribution to the society.

 

Program Directors

Dr. Pamela Rigg and Ralph Yau


Instructors

Helen DeVere, Jana Herman Morgan, Kathleen Mahoney, Daisy Lau & Ralph Yau


The AMS Early Childhood Teacher Credential course prepares adult learners for working with children aged two and one half to six years old. 320 Academic hours and 540 Practicum hours are required. Instruction is at Infinity Children's School (Kowloon Tong), Hong Kong. Practicum is at a full Montessori classroom.


Curriculum

Montessori Philosophy/Theory, Child Development/ Psychology, Observation, Practical Life, Sensorial, Mathematics, Language Arts, Art, Music and Movement, Physical and Life Science, Social Studies, Cultural Subjects, Classroom Leadership, Parent Involvement/ Education/ Administration and Practicum


Practicum/ Student Teaching

The 540 hours of practicum/student teaching (3 hours a day, five days a week in a full Montessori classroom) is a necessary requirement for the successful completion of the Montessori Early Childhood Teacher Credential Course


Schedule (13 Apr 2015 updated)


Practical Life  (12 - 16 Jul 2015 8:30a.m-5:30p.m.)

Language Arts  (19 - 23 Jul 2015 8:30a.m-5:30p.m.)

Sensorial  (25 - 29 Jul 2015 8:30a.m-5:30p.m.)

Mathematics  (1 - 2 Aug 2015 8:30a.m-5:30p.m.) (3 - 5 Aug 2015 12:30a.m-9:30p.m.)

Child Development and Observation (15 & 16 & 22 & 23 & 29 Aug 2015 8:30a.m-5:30p.m.)

Language Arts - Chinese (30 Aug 2015 8:30a.m-5:30p.m.)

Geography & History  (26 & 27 Sep 2015 8:30a.m-5:30p.m.)

Botany & Zoology  (28 Sep 2015 8:30a.m-5:30p.m.) (29 - 30 Sep 2015 6-10p.m.)

Art, Music & Movement  (1 & 3 Oct 2015 8:30a.m-5:30p.m.)

Peace Education  (31 Oct 2015 8:30a.m-5:30p.m.)

Classroom Leadership  (5 Dec 2015 8:30a.m-5:30p.m.)

Classroom Leadership  (9 Jan 2016 8:30a.m-5:30p.m.)

Child, Family and Community  (13 Feb & 12 Mar 2016 8:30a.m-5:30p.m.)

Classroom Leadership  (16 Apr & 14 May 2016 8:30a.m-5:30p.m.)

Yearlong Project (4 Jun 2016 8:30a.m-5:30p.m.)

*Schedule subject to change



APPLICATION PROCEDURE

  1. 1.Complete and send the application form and the following documents to tep@infinitychildren.com.

  2. 2.Mission statement, in Chinese or English, at least 1000 words, may include a short story about your childhood, personal philosophy on education, your understandings on Montessori education, reflection on Montessori education, reflection on Hong Kong early childhood education, expectation on yourself, expectation on the course, expectation on your children (if any) or students.

  3. 3.A copy of your post-secondary Certificate/Diploma/Associate or Bachelor Degree.

  4. 4.Application fee: HK$500 (non-refundable) by cheque or bank transfer.

  5. 5.Please submit your application on/before 30 June, 2015. We will contact you for the first interview. Applicants will be informed of the results by email.


Minimum Entry Qualifications

Post-secondary Certificate/Diploma/Associate or Bachelor Degree (in any discipline)


Medium of Instruction

English and/or Chinese. Coursework can be submitted in English, or subject to approval in Chinese. Manuals in English. Handouts in English supplemented by Chinese.


Credentials

  1. American Montessori Society Early Childhood Teacher Credential

  2. Hong Kong Montessori Research and Development Association Early Childhood Teacher Certificate


Award of Credential

  1. Attended all modules of this programme

  2. Pass courseworks

  3. Pass 540 hours of practicum in a full Montessori classroom (3 hours a day, five days a week)


All terms and conditions are subject to change without prior notice.


Enquiry: tep@infinitychildren.com

 

香港蒙特梭利研究及發展學會

蒙特梭利嬰幼師(0-3歲)證書課程】


兒童無限學校主辦

香港開課日期: 2015年4月至8月





【 課程簡介】

蒙特梭利教育的核心是:「一切從孩子出發。」蒙氏嬰幼師的主要工作,就是研究出生後的頭三年的孩子,深入、仔細的了解兒童。透過入微的觀察,嬰幼師認識兒童是獨立的個體,有獨立的人格,需要為他們設置可自由而安全地探索的環境,協助嬰幼兒發揮內在潛力和得到自我發展的自由。這是人類生命之初的教育。


0-3歲的嬰幼兒陸續完成了不起的心智建構和人格發展:語言、動件、認知、智能、情緒、建立人際關係等。但嬰幼兒未能說話,一個了解人類發展需要的嬰幼師,就是一條連繫嬰孩和成人的橋樑 - 為孩子說話。


瑪利亞.蒙特梭利博士認為成人應作為孩子「生命的助力」。偏離嬰幼兒發展需要的過多干預或嚴重忽略,都會成為孩子成長的阻力。通過本課程的理論課及實習,修畢本課程後,學員會認識嬰幼兒成長發展的敏感期,從觀察嬰幼兒的活動而了解其需要,因應嬰幼兒的發展特徵配合環境設置,促進嬰幼兒的全面發展。


【 課程對象】

嬰幼兒教育工作者、其他從事相關工作的專業人士和嬰幼兒家長。


【 學歷】

大專或以上


【 修讀模式】

理論課共150小時,見下列時間表,每天全日課8小時

實習150小時,在本校或合資格教室實習(時間待定)


理論課程內容】


改變與重建:蒙特梭利嬰幼教育哲學

以科學及文化重構嬰幼兒教育,重新認知嬰幼「新領域」,接軌世界,貢獻人類

孕育期

  1. 認識父母

  2. 母體環境:子宮期

  3. 胚胎發展: 肉體及精神胚胎

嬰幼(0-3歲)發展期

  1. 人類傾向,環境的重要性

  2. 認知敏感期對人類發展的重要性

  3. 嬰幼吸收性心智: 認識嬰幼各發展領域 – 感官、動作、認知、語言、人格、社交、音樂、藝術

  4. 蒙氏嬰幼日常生活訓練、感官訓練、語言訓練, 及教具設置與操作示範

蒙氏觀察的藝術

  1. 觀察嬰幼技巧和分析嬰幼兒行為動作及記錄法

嬰幼課室環境準備及課室管理

蒙氏老師自我認知發展

  1. 成人自學成長方法,認識自己,認清教育方向和提高教育積極性

成人對嬰幼責任須知

  1. 安全、保健、營養、嬰幼急救及中西醫

總結嬰幼教的貢獻

  1. 嬰幼教與自然世界、國家、社會、成人的相互關係,課程反思、畢業禮



【 報名程序】

  1. 1.填妥報名表格,連同個人陳述、學歷證明副本、報名費港幣150元,郵寄至「九龍塘森麻實道8號兒童無限學校」,或親身遞交,或將填妥的報名表掃描並電郵至:tep@infinitychildren.com

  2. 2.個人學習目標/願景陳述一篇:提交一篇不少於500字的中文或英文文章,闡述為何選擇報讀此課程,你對0-3歲嬰幼兒教育的看法,對蒙特梭利教學法的理解和對修讀本課程的期望

  3. 3.香港中學會考/文憑試成績、大專、副學位、或大學學位或其他學歷證明之副本

  4. 4.協會將邀約個別申請人面試,以決定其取錄資格


【 學歷要求】

專上課程證書/文憑/副學士或大學學位資格 (不限於幼兒教育相關的科目)


【 授課語言】

粵語


【 條款及聲明】

  1. 無論申請者獲取錄與否,所有已繳交之文件及報名費用,一概不予退還

  2. 本協會將應申請人之學術水平、工作經驗和面試表現作個別評審,以決定其入學資格

  3. 本協會保留更改課程安排和資料之權利。若報讀人數過少,本協會將保留取消開辦課程之權利

  4. 所遞交之表格及有關證明文件將不予退還


香港時間表 2015