COVID-19 Updates

HMEI Early Childhood Education Course Calendar

2021-2022 Academic Year

Period I – Online Orientation (self-paced) April 5, 2021 – May 31, 2021

Online Orientation Session Wednesday, May 5, 2021 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. CST

The requirements of this segment of the program will be provided to students upon acceptance. Students may proceed through the material at their own pace, but all requirements must be fulfilled prior to the start of Period II. Completion times estimated between 15 - 20 hours.

Period II – In Residence Summer Academics  (8 weeks)

Monday, June 7, 2021 – Friday, July 30, 2021
HMEI closed July 5, 2021
Classes: Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Period III – Student Teaching Practicum (9 months)

               September 2021 to June 2022

Minimum 3 hours/day, 5 mornings/week, for the duration of the 9-month academic year. 


Practicum Year Course Work:  
Online Course Work:
             Classes will meet on Wednesdays from 6pm-8pm CT on the following dates via Zoom:

August 25 January 5, 12, 19

September 1, 8, 15 February 10, 17, 24

October 13, 20, 27 March 2, 9

November 17 April 6, 13

December 1, 8

In Residence Advanced Seminars
•Fall Semester (3.5 days)

        Thursday, November 4, 2021 – Sunday, November 7, 2021
        Thursday, Friday, and Saturday Classes 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
        Sunday Class 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
•Winter Semester (3.5 days)

        Thursday, January 27, 2022 – Sunday, January 30, 2022
        Thursday, Friday, and Saturday Classes 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
        Sunday Class 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
•Spring Semester (3.5 days)
        Thursday, April 21, 2022 – Sunday, April 24, 2022
        Thursday, Friday, Saturday Classes 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
        Sunday Class 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

NOTE: Fluency in English is necessary for the successful completion of the HMEI Early Childhood Program. All classes will be conducted in English; all coursework and homework assignments must be submitted in English.

The Early Childhood course at HMEI is designed to be completed in approximately 12 months (June- May), including a 9-month student teaching practicum (September- May).  All adult learners who extend their studies at HMEI are required to finish the program within 36 months of their start date.

Transfer of Credit
HMEI is unable to confer credit for Montessori training, education or experience that was acquired at other institutions. All credit hours for this Early Childhood Course must be earned at HMEI.