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HMEI Infant/Toddler Education Course Calendar

2021-2022 Academic Year

  1. 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 time estimated between15 - 20 hours.

     

     

    Period II

    In Residence Summer Academics (5.5 weeks)

    Tuesday, June 8, 2021 Tuesday, July 13, 2021

    HMEI closed July 5, 2021

    Classes:  Monday through Friday from 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 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on the following dates:

    August 18 November 10, 17 February 2, 16

    September 1, 8, 15 December 1, 15 March 2, 16

    October 13, 27 January 5, 12 April 6, 13

                                                   

    In Residence Practicum Year Seminars

    Fall Semester (2.5 days)

    Friday, November 5, 2021 – Sunday, November 7, 2021

    Friday and Saturday Classes are 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

    Sunday Class is 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

     

    Early Childhood Overview (2.5 days) Required for those students who do not have Early Childhood (3-6) certification.

    Friday, January 28, 2022 – Sunday, January 30, 2022

    Friday and Saturday Classes are 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

    Sunday Class is 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

    Additional 4 hours of asynchronous course work required before Early Childhood Overview begins.

     

    Spring Semester (2.5 days)

    Friday, April 22, 2022 – Sunday, April 24, 2022

    Friday and Saturday Classes are 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

    Sunday Class is 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

     

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

The Infant & Toddler 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 Education Course must be earned at HMEI.