Academic Calendar for Primary Course 2014-2015
(Day Code: M-Monday, T-Tuesday, W-Wednesday, R-Thursday, F-Friday)
Daily Schedule: 8:30 – 3:30 (M–F)
Fall Term 2014
Sept. 3 (W): Course begins
Oct. 13-28 (M-T): Observation I
Nov. 10- 25 (M-T): Observation II
Nov. 26- 28 (W-F): Thanksgiving holiday (no classes)
Dec. 19 (F): Last day of class (half-day)
Dec. 22- Jan. 5: Winter break (no classes)
Spring Term 2015
Jan. 6 (T): Course resumes
Jan. 19 (M): Martin Luther King, Jr. Day – no class
Feb. 16 (M): President’s Day – no class
March 2- 13 (M-F): Practice Teaching I
March 19 (R): AMI written theory examinations
March 24 (T): AMI written practical examinations
March 30-April 10 (M-F): Spring break
April 13-28 (M-T): Practice Teaching II
To be announced*: AMI oral examinations*
Late May: End of course
Loyola Core Courses: Summer Term 2015
Education Core Courses**
- June -July, 2015: Intensive summer session (Classes meet daily on the Evergreen Campus, Baltimore) OR
- May-July, 2015: Regular summer session (Classes meet twice per week, late afternoon and evenings, Columbia Graduate Center)
**Students also have the option of taking these classes during Fall 2015, Spring 2016, & Summer 2016 semesters.
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 Saturday.
This calendar is subject to change. Students will be notified of any changes.