Loyola University Maryland

The Washington Montessori Institute (WMI)

Primary Course Calendar 2017-2018

Students training to become Montessori teachers

Daily Schedule: 8:30 – 3:30 (M – F)

(Day Code: M-Monday, T-Tuesday, W-Wednesday, R-Thursday, F-Friday)

Fall Term 2017

  • September 6 (W) -- Course begins 
  • October 16-31 (M-T) -- Observation I 
  • November 13-21 (M-T) -- Observation II  
  • November 22-24 (W-F) -- Thanksgiving holiday (no classes) 
  • December 21 (R) -- Last day of class (half-day)
  • December 22 - January 2 (F-T) -- Winter break (no classes)

Spring Term 2018

  • January 3 (W) -- Course resumes
  • January 15 (M) -- Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (no classes)
  • February 19 (M) -- President’s Day (no classes)
  • February 26 - March 13 (M-T) -- Practice Teaching I
  • March 19 (M) -- AMI written theory examinations
  • March 23 (F) -- AMI written practical examinations
  • March 26 - April 6 (M-F) -- Spring Break
  • April 9 - April 24 (M-T) -- Practice Teaching II
  • To be announced* -- AMI oral examinations*
  • Late May -- End of course

Observations and practice teaching in schools are scheduled during the year (dates subject to change).  The school hours are observed during these sessions.  Students make their own arrangements for transportation.  Please be advised that most schools are located in the greater Washington, DC area (many 1-1 ½ hours from Loyola).  Therefore, transportation by car is necessary.

*Oral examinations are scheduled in conjunction with the Association Montessori Internationale.  Therefore, it is not possible to publish exact dates at this time.  Oral examinations will be scheduled during the last two weeks of May.  Students will be informed as soon as dates are confirmed.  All students must be in residence through the last day of the oral examination period, no matter when the individual examination is scheduled.  Students are advised that oral examinations may be scheduled on a weekend.

Education Core Courses**

June - July, 2018 -- Intensive summer session
(Classes meet daily on the Evergreen Campus, Baltimore)

**These course requirements must be completed by Summer 2022.


CAS students are required to take one additional course, ED627 – Advanced Research Project in Montessori Education. This 30 credit program, dependent upon the format in which an individual enrolls, can take 15-30 months to complete.

This calendar is subject to change. Students will be notified of any changes.