Administrator

Leading for Excellence in Growth is the driving factor for the Administrator Course being offered through the Institute for Advanced Montessori Studies. This program will allow for Montessori school leaders to reflect on best practices, examine core principles of leadership, and focus on ensuring a high quality educational experience for those enrolled in their schools. We will focus on where and how to incorporate technology into the school, learning various tools to support the work of both the adults and students within the school.

The Programs

The Institute offers three models for the Administrator Course:

Administrator Credential – Model 1

The candidate demonstrates administrative ability to include school finance, legal and licensing, curriculum administration, personnel and supervision, program planning, and evaluation through one or more of the following:

  • Holding an approved and valid state license for school administration
  • Being a currently practicing school administrator with at least three years’ experience as an administrator
  • Being in process of completing a state recognized collegiate program leading to licensure as a school administrator or equivalent required by state/school

This program involves an eighteen-month course of study, consisting of classes during the summer and through the school year. A practicum is required. Program Clock Hours: 309 contact hours; 720 practicum hours; 1029 total hours.

Administrator Credential – Model 2

The candidate holds a recognized Montessori credential at the Infant and Toddler, Early Childhood, Elementary I, Elementary I-II, Secondary I, or Secondary I-II level.

This program involves an eighteen-month course of study, consisting of classes during the summer and through the school year. A practicum is required. Program Clock Hours: 289 contact hours; 720 practicum hours; 1009 total hours.

Administrator Credential – Model 3

The candidate holds a Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited U.S. college/university or its equivalent.

 

This program involves an eighteen-month course of study, consisting of classes during the summer and through the school year. A practicum is required. Program Clock Hours: 309 contact hours; 720 practicum hours; 1029 total hours.

Program Development/Leading a Montessori School

  • Developing program and effectively leading a Montessori School
  • Reflection, observation and sharing will be key aspects of this course component

Montessori Philosophy

  • Focus on core aspects of Montessori education
  • Focus on current research and Montessori practices

Montessori Curriculum

  • Focus on different aspects of the Montessori classroom environments
  • Presentations on core materials
  • Hands-on opportunities to work with the materials

Educational Leadership

  • Focus on aspects of being an educational leader
  • Differences between being a leader and a manager

School Operations

  • Operational aspects of school management
  • Business, development and governance aspects of the school
  • Public and charter Montessori Schools

Technology

  • Learn about a variety of technology tools that can be used within a school