NMTC Course Schedule
NMTC's Infant Toddler Program is a 12 month program consisting of three academic phases and a practicum in a Montessori Infant or Toddler classroom. The academic phase consists of 280 contact hours and the practicum requires 540 teaching hours.
Academic Phase One begins June 17, 2019 and consists of a 5-week academic intensive session ending July 19, 2019. Classes are held Monday-Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm.
Academic Phase Two consists of three weekend seminars throughout the course of the teaching practicum. Weekend Seminar dates for the 2019 cohort are November 1-3, 2019; March 6-8, 2020; and May 1-3, 2020. Classes are held Friday-Sunday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm. Please note that June 29-July 1, 2020 is reserved for make up sessions if necessary.
Academic Phase Three begins June 22, 2020 and consists of one week of course lectures, two days of exams, and a final cohort celebration on July 1, 2020.
Practicum: All students are required to complete a 9 month student teaching practicum in a Montessori Infant or Toddler classroom. Typically, students complete the practicum by working under the direction of a Lead Montessori Teacher and complete assignments based on classroom experiences and observations. NMTC also offers a self-directed practicum model where the student is also the Lead Teacher as well as a special interest model for non-teaching educators. Self directed and Special Interest Practicums must be approved by the Program Director and require additional pre-requisites, forms, and fees. Please email for more information.