Loyola University Maryland

The Washington Montessori Institute (WMI)

Primary Course Calendar 2019-2020

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 2019

September 4 (W) Course begins
October 14-29 (M-T) Observation I
November 18-26 (M-T) Observation II
November 27-29 (W-F) Thanksgiving holiday (no class)
December 18 (W) Last day of class (half-day)
December 19- January 3 (R-F) Winter break (no class)

Spring Term 2020

January 6 (M) Course resumes
January 20 (M) MLK, Jr. Day (no class)
February 17 (M) President’s Day (no class)
March 2-17 (M-T) Practice Teaching I
March 20 (F) AMI written theory examinations
March 25 (W) AMI written practical examination
April 6–17 (M-F) Spring Break
April 20-May 1 (M-F) 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 WMI). 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 in mid to late 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.

Education Core Courses**

June - July, 2020 -- Intensive summer session
(Classes meet daily on the Evergreen Campus, Baltimore)

**These course requirements must be completed by Summer 2024.


CAS students are required to take one additional course, ED627 – Advanced Research Project in Montessori Education. This 30 credit program is designed to take 18 months to complete.

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