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Program Overview

The Montessori Graduate Program prepares you to lead a Montessori classroom on the Early Childhood or Elementary levels. These programs provide a solid base of information needed to be successful in the Montessori classroom:

  • Montessori Philosophy
  • Montessori Child Development Theory
  • Methods in all of the curricular areas(Language Arts, Math, Sciences, Humanities)
  • Montessori Classroom Management
  • Two semester Practicum for student teaching with mentoring
  • Elective(s) to explore other areas of interest that are complimentary to your Montessori course of study

All courses are held in our fully equipped Montessori classroom and lab on Barry University’s main campus in Miami Shores. This classroom combines traditional Montessori materials with state of the art technology to meet the needs of today’s educators. Contact us today to schedule a tour and meet with the Program Director and Coordinator.

Accommodating the Working Professional

All classes are held in the late afternoon, evening and Saturdays and are designed for the working professional.

The Montessori Programs are designed to be completed within two years; however, a number of students are able to complete the program sooner.

State Certification

A previous education degree is not required to be accepted to this program. Many of our students come from other areas and disciplines. The Montessori Graduate Program at Barry University provides their students with everything they need to be successful as leaders in the Montessori classroom.

In our Montessori Graduate programs, state certification may be obtained if you fulfill the following three requirements:

  • Hold a bachelor's degree on any field.
  • Hired as a teacher in a private or public school.
  • Pass the Florida Teacher Certification Exam (FTCE) of the level you wish to teach.

For more information contact the Program Coordinator, Ms. Heidy Lilchin, (305) 899-3736, hlilchin@barry.edu.

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