Elementary I-II credential program
The Elementary I-II Credential Program offered by VBE is a comprehensive course of study that offers an integrated, interdisciplinary, holistic approach to education for children ages 6-12 years that evolved from the work of Dr. Maria Montessori.
The content of the credential program addresses the skills and competencies necessary for successful implementation of the Montessori approach to education in public and private elementary Montessori classrooms.
The program includes summer institute seminars, guided didactic material practice sessions, mid-year assignments, independent research projects, action planning within a blended-e model that helps to prepare for the field study/practicum.
Blended-e learning components include working in small groups on-line using a constructivist approach to science literacy as well as independently. To successfully complete this component of the training program participants must:
- have access to the world-wide web and a PowerPoint program on the computer
- be able to use e-mail
- have (or get) an active e-mail account
- be able to use a word processing package