MONTESSORI ORGANIZATION THAT ALSO TRAINS MONTESSORI TEACHERS
APPLICATION or RENEWAL
MEMBERSHIP IN THE INTERNATIONAL MONTESSORI INDEX
Please keep a copy of this form as your invoice/receipt
THE INTERNATIONAL MONTESSORI INDEX, www.montessori.edu, is one of the most accessed Montessori site in the world today, with over 350,000 hits a month. It is a public service web site organized to provide detailed information on Montessori education to the public, completely supported by its members. The value of this site is that it does not just advertise one training center, nor does it give a long list of training centers with no information. Here the public can learn about Montessori theory and practice, and can research and compare and make intelligent decisions about membership based on length and cost of training, certification, and other important factors, all at one place.
To apply for membership, and to have your Montessori training
center listed and/or linked to this site: please print out this form and mail
it, completely filled out accompanied by the membership fee, to:
The International Montessori Index
Post Office Box 890, Trinidad, CA 95570, USA
NOTE: We are constantly asked for details of Montessori
training courses, such as how many hours per day spent on campus with the trainers, how much time spent observing
and practice teaching, the cost of a course and so on. You must fill in
all of the "required" sections in order for your application to be processed.
MONTESSORI TRAINING CENTER OR ORGANIZATION APPLICATION:
Name of Montessori training center or organization (required):
Physical/Mailing address (required):
Contact information (required). You may include phone, fax, email address and/or web site:
Director of Training or Head of Organization (required):
Teacher-training certification of director of training or Head of Organization (required. Say "none" if there is no official certification.) Give the year, course, and diploma number for Montessori teacher and/or teacher-training certification:
The year the training center or organization was founded (required):
Legal and financial organization of training center or organization -- private, profit, state supported. (required):
Affiliation (required). Write "independent" if you are not affiliated with a national or international Montessori organization. Include information on affiliation with a college or university and a contact or reference person, including email address or phone number, at the college or university.
Description of Organization and its Function if other than a single teacher training center -- is this an organization of schools, or teachers, or other supporters of Montessori. What is the function of the organization? Number of meetings or conferences annually, journals published, etc. (required)
Level of training of the training center(s): 0-3 _____, 3-6 _____, 6-12 _____, other _____ (required, for individual course or minimum and maximum range for organization that represents several courses):
Admission Requirements, age, education, etc. for acceptance into the training course(s) (required, for individual course or minimum and maximum range for organization that represents several courses):
Tuition or dues or membership fees (required, for individual course or minimum and maximum range for organization that represents several courses):
Course Format & Basic Information. If you are applying for an organization that represents several individual training centers please put the range in each case (all the following is required. If it does not apply, explain why):
Starting Date(s) (required):
Length of time of course, total number of weeks or months (required, for individual course or minimum and maximum range for organization that represents several courses):
On site Training: number of weeks at the training center under direct supervision of trainer, for lectures or practicals (required, for individual course or minimum and maximum range for organization that represents several courses):
On site Training: average number of hours per week at the training center under direct supervision of trainer, lectures, practicals (required, for individual bourse or minimum and maximum range for organization that represents several courses):
Homework: number of hours per week expected work at home (required, for individual bourse or minimum and maximum range for organization that represents several courses):
Observations: Amount of time spent observing in a Montessori classroom before certification (required, for individual course or minimum and maximum range for organization that represents several courses):
Student teaching: Amount of time spent student teaching in a Montessori classroom before certification (required, for individual course or minimum and maximum range for organization that represents several courses):
Certification Requirements: include types
of exams, and other specific requirements for graduation.
Montessori Teacher Certification Awarded: Montessori teacher certification, and other college credit, or any other certification awarded (required):
MEMBERSHIP LISTING FEE, DUE ANNUALLY IN JANUARY: The annual members in The International Montessori Index is $480, due in January of each year. It is $40.00 a month prorated if you are joining midyear. Third World countries pay $300 annually, $25 per month if applying midyear. There is an additional one time setup charge of $50.00. The fee includes a main listing plus a web site and/or E-mail link and conference listing. Conference listings can also be listed, but it is up to the member to get this information to the webmaster email@example.com in January of each year, along with the application.
A $50 fee will apply if changes are requested during the year and if a renewal arrives after February 1 each year. When one searches google.com for the word "Montessori" this site is almost always number 1 of over 50,000,000 sites, no matter where one is in the world, so members consider this the best advertising possible in our increasingly cyber world.
MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION: I am including with this application:
Annual membership or renewal listing fee: $480; or $40 per month if applying midyear. ($300 in January or $25 per month if applying midyear for 3rd world countries) __________
Setup/changes fee: $50.00 when you are first listed, or for any changes during the year or at renewal time, or if renewal arrives after February 1st ____________
Additional link fees: Additional listing categories include a link to a list of schools, teachers' "job offers", . The cost for each additional link is $24.00 annually or $2 a month if prorated. ___________
check number __________ date ___________ Signed by _____________________________________________
Make your check out to "www.Montessori.edu"
Mail your application or renewal, with any changes in red type,
The International Montessori Index
PO Box 890
Trinidad, CA 95570
Also email it (with changes in red) to firstname.lastname@example.org
NOTE: Keep a copy of this application or renewal for your records as your invoice.
Signed: ________________________________________ Title: ____________________________ Date: _____________
NOTE: For organizations or training centers with geographical locations in more than one place (temporary courses in other countries for example), there must be a separate application and membership for each center. To be a listing a training center MUST have a permanent physical address in the place, the city, state, country, continent, where it is listed. Each place must have its own contact information and cannot be a link back to the main training center in another country.