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  • 1.    When will the course be open for enrollment?
    2.    Do I enroll online?  What is the enrollment procedure?
    3.    What is the start date of the courses?
    4.    How much time (estimated) is required to complete the course?
    5.    I have a full time position.  Can this course be done through on the part time basis?
    6.    As I read through the Syllabus from last year I see it involves some practical implementations. Can you tell me the % of practical work involved, as I am currently in a school administrative position?
    7.    How appropriate it is for me to do this course considering that I am not an educator and have no prior experience in teaching?
    8.    I am a mother and I have homeschooled my children for 3 years. Do I qualify to study this course?
    9.    I am interested in a teaching career.  Do the MII courses help me in becoming a teacher?
    10.    What are the methods in conducting the sessions?
    11.    Do you have any on site training?
    12.    In the practicum section, what criteria are involved for eligibility? Do I need to be a certified educator?
    13.    How much work/time is required/given to fulfill the practicum?
    14.    Is there a licensing fee subsequent to being certified as an MI instructor?
    15.    We are interested in becoming your regional partner.  Are you accepting applications?


    1.    When will the course be open for enrollment?

    Enrollment is on a first come/first serve basis.  The enrollment for next session's course had already begun.

    2.    Do I enroll online?  What is the enrollment procedure?

    After registering on our website, you will be contacted by our staff members for details on the price and payment of the courses.  Payment will be due before the start dates of the courses.  After we have received your payment, you will be officially registered for the course.

    3.    What is the start date of the courses?

    Please refer to the course page for official start date.

    4.    How much time (estimated) is required to complete the course?

    The total length of each course is 10 weeks.  The course consists of five two-week sessions.  According to the feedback from students, each session requires approximately 6 to 7 hours to complete.  Therefore, the total time required to complete the course is 30 to 35 hours.

    5.    I have a full time position.  Can this course be done through on the part time basis?

    We do not have required class time for the courses.  Therefore, we do not require you to be at a specific location during a specific time.  Most of our course takers have full time jobs and are very busy during the day, so we adjust our course work load to make sure it can be completed within the required time.  However, each two-week session does require up to 6-7 hours of work, by which the course participant earns a course certificate for 35 professional development hours.

    6.    As I read through the Syllabus from last year I see it involves some practical implementations. Can you tell me the % of practical work involved, as I am currently in a school administrative position?

    We have non-teaching professionals who are taking the course.  The course does include hands-on experiences for its participants, but we can adjust assignments for those who really can't access the children or contexts for observations.  Non-teaching educators (and other professionals) have been able to visit others' classrooms, work with their own or others' children, observe in a public setting such as a children's museum,in order to participate in the hands-on course experiences.  Additionally, if you will be taking the course with teachers from your program, you can greatly benefit from working with them both in the course and on the ground.  Furthermore, you can use the course as a platform to consider and develop your program.  It's an efficient option, as it can serve as ongoing professional development for your team.  

    7.    How appropriate it is for me to do this course considering that I am not an educator and have no prior experience in teaching?

    The introductory courses are intended for both educators and non educators to gain further understanding of MI theory and practice. Assignments can be adjusted or devised for those who do not have regular access to a classroom or children. In other words, the courses do not require students to have prior or current experience in teaching.

    In order to participate in the subsequent practicum courses that lead to MI teacher certification, you do need to have the type of regular access to a classroom that is generally reserved for teachers, assistant teachers, or student teachers. 

    8.    I am a mother and I have homeschooled my children for 3 years. Do I qualify to study this course?

    We welcome parents who want to understand more about MI and how to apply the methods at home.  We will launch an online course for parents in November 2011. 

    9.    I am interested in a teaching career.  Do the MII courses help me in becoming a teacher?

    Taking MII courses will also help you gain access to a teaching career.  Our partner schools in different parts of the world value individuals who have successfully completed the courses.  In addition, we can prepare and send recommendations for all successful course takers to their target schools.

    10.    What are the methods in conducting the sessions?

    Our courses can be taken 100% online.  Students watch video clips, listen to audio samples, and do the reading and homework during the specific time period for each session.  Most important of all, the course is extremely interactive.  Students from different parts of the world gather to share their experiences, thoughts, and methods while getting feedback and directions from the instructors through the course discussion boards.

    11.    Do you have any on site training?

    Since our courses are all online, we do not require on site or face to face training.  However, MII does conduct workshops upon requests from educational organizations around the world. Please contact us if your institution has particular needs in face to face professional development.  We are currently aligning with working with Educators, schools, and organizations in China, India, Singapore, Poland, the U.S., Peru, El Salvador, and Argentina, and our base continues to grow.  We look forward to building our relationships in these regions, as well as new parts of the world.

    12.    In the practicum section, what criteria are involved for eligibility? Do I need to be a certified educator?

    There are only two requirements to take the practicum course: successful completion (all required work) of an MII introductory course (MI in Early Childhood Education, MI in Primary, or MI in Secondary School) and regular access to classrooms to apply and document fulfillment of certification criteria, which typically means a teaching, student teaching, or assistant teaching role.  We will consider others for the practicum course and teacher certification program on a case by case basis.. 

    13.    How much work/time is required/given to fulfill the practicum?

    The practicum course and portfolio completion process span a 6 month period.  The first month involves an introduction to the practicum, with particular focus on using and completing the e-portfolio, which will serve as the repository for the candidate's documentation of their addressing and fulfilling certification criteria, such as utilization of MI informed observation formats, using MI to inform curriculum, etc.  The next four months, certification program participants conduct certification activities in their classrooms, which they document and report in their online portfolio. An online practicum course in which all candidates are enrolled provides direction, guidance, and support as candidates undertake MI-informed practices and complete the portfolio. The final month keeps the online space open for support while participants have these final weeks to complete their portfolio for evaluation and determination of certification status.

    14.    Is there a licensing fee subsequent to being certified as an MI instructor?

    After paying the one-time course fees and completing the relevant courses, participants will be certified by MII as an MI instructor.  An MI instructor is someone who has the qualifications to teach MI in a school.  Unlike other institutions, we do not charge additional fees or annual fees. 

    15.    We are interested in becoming your regional partner.  Are you accepting applications?

    The MI Institute continues to seek working relationships and regional representation to offer courses, host MII professional development events, accreditation, and etc.  If you are interested, please contact us for an information package and further discussion.