The Montessorian and Professional Development program comprises of five stages of attainment. Formal competency assessment is conducted at each level and successful participants are awarded the appropriate Montessorian Award.
Students who are enrolled in other approved Montessori training centres and/or completed a course of approved study may apply for a Transnational Education Assessment.
There are two main categories in the International Montessorian Certification
- Direct Membership Competency Assessment
- Transnational Education Assessment
Application for Direct Entry Assessment through Mature or Specialist Entry Route are considered on a case by case basis.
Montessorian Awards are solely for recognition and entry to the Fraternity of Montessorian World.
This Format of Assessment is designed to determine the Competency Level of skill, knowledge and aptitude of the participant. There are five main categories of Competence Assessment and Award. Those who have successfully completed their course of under the Montessorian and Professional Development Modules in their home country may also apply for a Direct Montessorian Competency Assessment and receive an appropriate Montessorian Award.
Generally, the Assessment of Competency Level I to III, the examination and review consists of three parts,
a) a two hours written examination on Montessori Theory and methodology, b) a comprehensive oral examination requiring precise presentation and use of the teaching materials, and c) the completion and presentation of required handmade curriculum materials.
The Assessment of Competency Level IV to V, generally shall consist of research and development, submission of an approved self contracted real life project work and the successful implementation of it.
The scope of assessment and the expectation to be achieved for each Competence Level are detailed in the Montessorian Education Manual.
Practicum and Internship
As a form of internship program for potential teachers, teaching practicum can be arranged at a Certified Partners' schools. This program provides students the opportunity to observe children and trained teachers at work. Guided training and supervision from the school director and daily discussions. Trainers' Practium is separately designed for observation of delivery skills and practices of effective training. Feedback will be provided.
A reciprocity route, this Assessment of Montessorian Standard is designed to determine the Competency Level (CL) of skill, knowledge and aptitude of participants who have successfully completed their course of Montessori studies in other approved institutions in their home country. These are generally at Competency Level 1 and 2, and in some special cases at Competency Level 3. The Competency Assessment of Montessorian Standard will determine an appropriate Competency Award.
Graduate Applicants who have completed their related studies from other approved learning institutions may also apply for a formal Reciprocity Assessment of their qualification and receive an equivalent Montessorian Award. Applicants under this route may have to attend an MWI Induction programme or directed CPD courses and pass the prerequisite assessment prior to the Montessorian Award.
For CL - I and II, applicants will have to submit
a) academic results and
b) completed curriculum portfolio
For CL-III, in additional to the above, applicants will have
a) to submit a project paper
b) to present his/her handmade curriculum materials.
The Assessment of Competency Level is usually conducted twice a year.
The application can be submitted directly by the individuals or through the a Education Host.
The scope of assessment and the expectation to be achieved for each Competence Level are detailed in the Education Manual.
Practicum and Internship
As a form of internship program for potential teachers, teaching practicum can be arranged at one of the Montessorian World International's Certified Hosts' centres / Members Partners' schools. This program provides students the opportunity to observe children and trained teachers at work. Guided training and supervision from the school director and daily discussions. Trainers' Practium is separately designed for observation of delivery skills and practices of effective training. Feedback will be provided.
A mature entry route, the aim of this assessment is to determine the applicant's capability and aptitude as a Montessorian Professional to advance Montessorian World Education.
Highly experienced montessori-based educators or expert who by reason of advanced knowledge or competence can demonstrate superior proficiency in as a Montessorian Educator or Provider of Montessorian Education may apply for a Montesorian Certification Award.
Applicants shall indicate which of the Entry Category they are applying for the membership certification, namely,
a) Mature Entry Route : Applicable for Academic and Educator, including highly experienced Practitioner, School Owner / Principal.
b) Specialist Entry Route : Applicable for Specialty Educationalist or Specialist Consultant
Applicants are not required to undertake the full Assessment of Competence that applies to Standard Examination Entry Route but Applicants must complete a modified process of assessment comprising
- Review of career information and working experience submitted in the Application. Information provided must be in detail as set out in Conditions of Membership and comply with the Certification requirement. This review will decide whether the various requirements have been satisfied and the eligibility of the Applicant to proceed directly to the interview stage to determine the Competency Level for membership or to undertake a modified Montessorian Development program before the Assessment.
Applicants may be directed to complete a CMP or CMEd Award Program or Consolidated Certification Program as the Board of Examination deems appropriate.
- Review of Project Document, if applicable
- Panel interview during which Applicants are required to demonstrate their experience and knowledge of their competency in Montessorian education and profession.
Applicants may be granted for Professional or Business Certification Award as the Board of Examination deems appropriate.
Specialist Entry Applicants are required to demonstrate a greater level of practical experience than Mature Route Entry candidates.
Specialist Entry Criteria Assessment is based on submission of documented historical evidence of achievement and sociogenetic contribution in the field of Montessori education and/or completion of related Montessorian research and development project.
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