IT118 – Practicum Phase


Teaching experience in an approved Montessori classroom under supervision of approved instructor

Practicum Phase

Teaching experience in an approved Montessori classroom under supervision of approved instructor. 3 hours a day, 5 days a week for a full academic school year.

All students and faculty receive a copy of the Infant & Toddler Student Course Handbook. All faculty is expected to read the Handbook on their own prior to their first class meeting. The Co-Directors will discuss the Infant & Toddler Student Course Handbook during the first hour of the first day of the course.

Schedule: Practicum Phase

  • Practicum year is 3 hours a day, 5 days a week for a full academic school year.  Total of 400 hours.

Readings: Practicum Phase

Course Books: (Required)

  • The Absorbent Mind, Maria Montessori
  • Maria Montessori: Her Life & Work, E.M. Standing
  • Oneness to Separateness, Louise Kaplan
  • Understanding the Human Being, Silvana Montanaro
  • Your Self Confident Baby, Magda Gerba
  • Shining Through, Sonnie McFarland

Suggested Readings:

  • Discovery of the Child, Maria Montessori
  • Secret of Childhood, Maria Montessori
  • Montessori Method , Dr. Maria Montessori
  • How the Brain Learns, Dr. David Sousa
  • Prime Times, Dr James Greenman
  • The TAO of Montessori, Christine McTamaney
  • The Montessori Controversy, Dr. John Chattin-McNichols
  • The Six Stages of Parenthood, Ellen Galinsky
  • Nurturing the Spirit, Aline Wolfe
  • The Secret Life of the Unborn Child, Thomas Verny
  • The Magical Child, Joseph Chilton Pearce
  • Education and Peace, Maria Montessori
  • Conscious Discipline, Dr. Becky Bailey