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The Wellan Institute Teacher Education Program (Wellan TEP) is an Early Childhood adult education program run by the Wellan Institute. Our course has been thoughtfully designed to offer a number of distinctive features to adult learners.

  1. Robust Curriculum - we provide extra practice hours with instructors along with in-depth exploration of each topic

  2. Highly trained faculty - Wellan Montessori School is well known for its excellence and highly qualified education. We bring in the expertise from the School to teach in the Program

  3. "Following the Learner" with in-person classes, continuous advisory meetings, regular feedback, and learning together.

  4. DEI, Anti-Bias, Anti-Racist Educational Practices - Our curriculum integrates ABAR and DEI throughout the course with special time dedicated to how we can make our classroom inclusive and foster the development of teaching with a DEI-ABAR lens.

The course is a 13-month adult education experience that runs from April of one year to June of the following year. During that time, students take academic courses (Foundational Development session, Summer Academic session, Practicum Year Weekend workshops, and Advisory meetings) and complete a 9-month practicum in a Montessori classroom.

Wellan has applied for affiliation of its Early Childhood course by the American Montessori Society and has been granted AMS Applicant Affiliate status.

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