FAQ

 

Q: I'm not a teacher and never worked with children, can I join the course?

Yes! This course is an in-depth study that covers different fields of child

development. The Montessori “preschool” or Children’s House is an example of a

well-prepared and nurturing environment for children. All the skills you learn in

the course are suitable for a wide range of people working both directly and

indirectly with children. Whether you are a parent, a parent-to-be, an educator, a

preschool director, or if you are interested in changing your career path, or you

have just graduated and want to start working with or for children, the course will

provide a wide array of topics and applications. We have had engineers, parents,

marketers, physicians, university students, teachers, and many more from

different fields of work and different backgrounds graduating our course.

 

Q: I just heard about Montessori and I don't know if I'm ready to join the course,

is there a way to have a try at it?

All our lectures and course sessions are open for one-day registration. You can

contact us to choose a session or even a whole area to attend. If you decide this

course is for you, the sessions you attended will be deducted from your fees.

 Q: What are the pre-requisites for enrolling in the course?

A secondary education certificate or its equivalent and fluency in either English or

Arabic is all you need! All our content includes preparatory sessions and readings

to get you acquainted with the field.

Q: Can I take the course online?

Some Montessori teacher education programs are beginning to provide online

courses. You have to bear in mind that Montessori courses should be interactive

with hands-on practicing. Quality distance learning programs ensure a good

percentage of its attendance is on-site, in addition to an internship period.

We provide the option of joining some of the lectures on online meeting

applications in order to follow the sequence of the course, yet if the session is on

activity presentation, we require the student to re-attend the sessions with the

next cohort.

Q: Two years for the diploma course! I heard there are other courses that are

much shorter and much cheaper, what is the difference?

A diploma is a structured study program that thoroughly covers all areas of the

Montessori method in the form of several internal courses, and includes an

internship period for practicing the skills you learn in the academic year, in

addition to observation and environment preparation skills under the supervision

of specialists.

While other courses may offer introductory content to the method, our MEPI-

certified diploma course provides you with international standards for a certified

Montessori director/ directress.

Q: Do I have to do the internship?

Although the full benefit of the course cannot be achieved without the internship

period, and the MEPI certification for a Montessori director/ directress cannot be

issued without accomplishing the requirements of the internship year, you can

request a certificate of completion for the Academic Year from the Montessori

Egyptian Center.

​Q: Are there ways to continue my learning and professional development after I

receive my diploma certificate?

At the Montessori Egyptian Center, we always emphasize the importance of

continuing the learning process. We encourage self-development and growth, and

work continually on providing workshops, refresher sessions, mini-courses, and

assemblies for our graduates, as well as announcing any educational

opportunities with trusted entities.

Also, we are always open to visiting graduates seeking support!

 

Q: What career path should I expect to follow?

Fresh-graduate Montessori directors/ directresses typically need three to five

years in a quality Montessori classroom to be fully competent. Some directors/

directresses find lifetime fulfillment in the classroom, and some start their own

schools. 

Some graduates use their learning in different education, community support,

and family support initiatives that are rapidly growing in Egypt.

Some, after 3-year experience in the classroom, engage in Montessori Teacher

Education programs as study guides or instructors.

In the Montessori Egyptian Center, we provide apprenticeship for exemplary

graduates.

Contact

Phone: +201022000603 , +201005127561

Email: montessori.egc@gmail.com

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