CMStep Cincinnati Low-Res Cohort 1 Schedule Outline

 

 

Prerequisites (completed by June 14)
  • Montessori Overview online course started, required for those who do not already posses a Montessori credential (40 hours, fully self-paced, requires two books)
  • Secure required readings: 4 books
  • Admission interview with Katie Keller Wood (rolling)

Coursework begins: June 14

Fully online:
  • Intro to Secondary: June 14-July 25 (30 hours, 6 weeks)
  • Minimester 1: August 2-29 (20 hours, 4 weeks)
  • Minimester 2: September 6 – October 3 (20 hours, 4 weeks)
  • Minimester 3: October 11- November 7 (20 hours, 4 weeks)
  • Mindfulness Minimester: December 6-19 (10 hours, 2 weeks)
Optional Zoom Sessions: September 2020-May 2021:
  • One meeting per month will be an hour-long CMStep Community Meeting, where you may bring any questions/ideas/concerns to the “hive mind” and find support and renewal.
  • One meeting per month will be 90 minutes of prepared content, for which you can earn professional development credit, with topics announced in advance.

Summer break one: June 

Summer 1

Summer 1

  • In person residency in Cincinnati: Tentatively Sunday, July 4- Saturday, July 17, 2021
    •  (14 days; room and board not included except Sunday evening July 12-Wednesday afternoon July 15)
  • Online 5-day residency 1 follow-up (20 hours) Choose one: July 19-23 OR July 26-30

Summer break two: August

Practicum Phase (Begins Fall 2021):
  • Minimester 4: September 5 – October 2, 2021 (20 hours, 4 weeks)
  • Minimester 5: October 10 – November 6, 2021 (20 hours, 4 weeks)
  • In person fall intensive in Cincinnati: Tentatively November 18-22, 2021 (5 days; room and board included)
  • Minimester 6 (Mindfulness Minimester) December 5-18, 2021 (10 hours, 2 weeks- OPTIONAL refresher)

Winter break: December 

Practicum Phase Continues:
  • Minimester 7: January 2-29, 2022 (20 hours, 4 weeks)
  • Minimester 8: February 6-March 5, 2022 (20 hours, 4 weeks)
  • Minimester 9: March 13 – April 9, 2022 (20 hours, 4 weeks)
  • Minimester 10: April 17 – May 14, 2022
Summer 2 (Dates to be confirmed):
  • In person residency in Cincinnati: 8 days (not yet confirmed, but will be July 2022)
  • Online 5 day summer residency follow-up (20 hours) Choose one of the two weeks immediately
    following the summer residency (July 2022)

Final Synthesis Paper (Final Exam) due September 1,  2022

Not Sure Yet?

Prerequisite courses (Intro to Secondary Montessori and Montessori Overview) can also be taken for
stand-alone PD credit! Click here to learn more or sign up for these stand-alone courses. And don’t worry! If you
take a prerequisite course now and then choose to enroll for 2020 or 2021, the amount paid for your PD courses
will be deducted from your total CMStep tuition bill.

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