The University of Delaware Montessori Teacher Residency (UDMTR) has partnered with the National Center for Montessori in the Public Sector (NCMPS), to instruct and certify cohorts from participating schools in the Montessori Method. Students-called residents-may include classroom teachers, assistant teachers and administrators.
The program will provide high-quality Montessori instruction and coaching that is school-wide, practice based and prepares teachers to work in the public sector, including a focus on family engagement, classroom management, meeting the needs of ELL and learners with special needs.
UDMTR currently offers Montessori study for the Elementary (6-12 years old) level. Options for auditing sessions are also available.
Multi-year study of Montessori education
- Two years paid residency in Partnering school
- Elementary course instruction (600 hours)
- Production of Montessori albums
Embedded Academic Year Residency
- Weekly Instructional Coaching
- Four field site supervision visits each year of residency
- Weekly cohort meetings built around Lesson Studies and Child Studies
- Four weekend seminars each year of residency
Pre-requisites for enrollment in UDMTR
- Bachelor’s degree
- Commitment of employment from a Partnering school. UDMTR Advisory Council will be available to assist with placement in a Partnering school as necessary.
Course Overview/Schedule (subject to change)
Upon successful completion, Residents will receive a MACTE accredited Elementary diploma.
Summer 1 July 9 – August 10, 2018
Field Supervision Visits October 2018
Year 1: 4 Seminars October/December 2018
Summer 2 July – August 2019
Year 2: 4 Seminars October/December 2019
Summer 3 July-August 2020
Tuition and Fee Information
Tuition for each program level is for the entire course, including academic sessions, resident or distance seminars, and online services. Elementary tuition includes 15 comprehensive weeks of Montessori philosophy and practicum, spread over three summers, weekend seminars over the course of two years, weekly instructional coaching as well as cohort meetings during the course of residency.
If you are interested in more information please contact either Linda Zankowsky or Kathy Kampe at MTR-UD@udel.edu.