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Montessori Teacher Education Programs

School of Education

Program Overview Montessori Teacher Education Programs

If you are looking for an innovative approach to education where children love learning, teachers enjoy teaching, and parents are happy, the Montessori system presents that vision to you. The Adrian Dominican School of Education offers you unique opportunities to learn the philosophy underlying the Montessori Method, acquire a repertoire of teaching strategies which have been found to be successful with children all throughout the world, and develop skills in addressing the challenges of the educational setting.

Barry University Teacher Education Programs (TEP) offers three levels of Montessori Education:

  1. Early Childhood (Certificate Program with MS in Curriculum and Instruction option)
  2. Elementary I-II (MS, EdS)
  3. Secondary I-II (Certificate Program with MS in Curriculum and Instruction option)
Program Overview and History View Courses

The Montessori programs prepare you to lead a Montessori classroom at the Early Childhood, Elementary I-II or Secondary I-II levels.

These programs provide a solid base of information needed to be successful in the Montessori classroom:

    Accelerated Learning

    Montessori Philosophy

    Instructor

    Montessori Child Development Theory

    Accelerated Learning

    Methods in all of the curricular areas

    Experiential Learning

    Montessori Classroom Leadership

  • Accelerated Learning

    Montessori Philosophy

  • Instructor

    Montessori Child Development Theory

  • Accelerated Learning

    Methods in all of the curricular areas

  • Experiential Learning

    Montessori Classroom Leadership

Montessori Teacher Education Programs Explore our locations

Main Campus

Address

11300 NE 2nd Ave Miami Shores, FL 33161

Beachside Montessori Village School

Address

2230 Lincoln Street Hollywood, FL 33020

Practicum Requirements Experiential Learning

The two-semester practicum gives you an opportunity to implement theory into practice with support from the University and the cooperating practicum site. During this period of implementation, standards set by the American Montessori Society and the Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education are used as guidelines in designing a structure to assist the student teacher in acquiring the competencies required of an elementary program or early childhood specialist.

It is the program's hope that you experience growth in the personal, professional, and leadership dimensions during this period.

Upon completion of all course and practicum requirements, you will be recommended to receive a teaching certificate for the early childhood level, ages two and a half through six years or elementary level, ages 6-12 years, from the American Montessori Society.

Practicum experience will help you acquire the ability to:

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    Identify the learning needs of each student

    Teamwork

    Ability to meet individual and group developmental needs

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    Analyze & Interpret data from classroom

    Instructor

    Design, organize, and implement programs

  • Inclusive2

    Identify the learning needs of each student

  • Teamwork

    Ability to meet individual and group developmental needs

  • Pre Optometry

    Analyze & Interpret data from classroom

  • Instructor

    Design, organize, and implement programs

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Admissions Overview Getting Started

Congratulations on taking the first step to pursue your passion, advance your career, and make a difference in your community. We are committed to assist each student through the admission process.

Whether you transition straight from undergraduate studies to a graduate program or have been out of school for some time, we offer a welcoming and professional environment for graduate study.

With small class sizes, there is a considerable amount of personalized attention from your faculty and opportunities to build strong relationships with fellow classmates.

Admissions Requirements Schedule a 1:1 Virtual Meeting

Start your application today. In just a few years, you'll graduate with a degree from a highly-respected, affordable university.

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Admissions Overview Are you a Transfer or an International Student?

You can apply to Barry whenever it’s convenient for you. We accept applications on a rolling basis, but it’s always better to apply sooner than later. You’re considered a transfer applicant when you have at least 12 college level credits from a regionally accredited college or university. Remember, you may have to apply separately to specific programs, so please review the academic requirements for your intended major.
If you are an international student, applying as early as possible is in your best interest in order to allow ample time for immigration processing. Please note that general admission to Barry University does not guarantee acceptance into all academic majors. Also, please be aware that admission to Barry University does not guarantee that you will be granted a student visa by the United States Embassy or Consulate in your country of origin.

Financial Aid Affordable for you.

At BarryU, our tuition is competitive, affordable and still promises all the perks of a private school education. Our cost per credit is in-line with other institutions, but we offer a mission-driven educational experience and provide our students with small class sizes, personalized attention, and academic excellence. Scholarships, graduate assistantships, and financial aid can also be explored to help offset overall costs.

Barry University participates in the full array of federal and state financial aid programs. At Barry, we are committed to doing all we can to help you finance your education.

Barry University's Financial Aid staff will assist you through the financial aid application process.

Financial Aid Programs Graduate Assistantships

Below are the costs associated with the different degrees and programs in the Adrian Dominican School of Education. (Effective July 2021)

Doctoral Programs

Counseling $1,125.00
Curriculum & Instruction $950.00
Organizational Leadership $850.00
Transformational School Leadership $850.00

Educational Specialist Programs

School Psychology $750.00
Educational Leadership $600.00
Montessori $600.00

Master's Programs

Counseling $800.00
School Psychology $750.00
Human Resource Development $600.00
Administration $600.00
Curriculum & Instruction $600.00
Bahamas Tuition Rate - Master's Programs $600.00
Montessori $600.00

Online Programs

Reading $419.00
Educational Leadership $419.00
Exceptional Student Education $419.00
Higher Education Administration $419.00
Curriculum & Instruction $419.00

Doctoral Programs

Counseling
$1,125.00
Curriculum & Instruction
$950.00
Organizational Leadership
$850.00
Transformational School Leadership
$850.00

Educational Specialist Programs

School Psychology
$750.00
Educational Leadership
$600.00
Montessori
$600.00

Master's Programs

Counseling
$800.00
School Psychology
$750.00
Human Resource Development
$600.00
Administration
$600.00
Curriculum & Instruction
$600.00
Bahamas Tuition Rate - Master's Programs
$600.00
Montessori
$600.00

Online Programs

Reading
$419.00
Educational Leadership
$419.00
Exceptional Student Education
$419.00
Higher Education Administration
$419.00
Curriculum & Instruction
$419.00
Please inquire about military, public service, and certificate program rates

School of Education Faculty

The odds are definitely in your favor at Barry University. Our student-faculty ratio is only 15:1. That means you get personal attention and guidance, and nobody gets lost in the shuffle. Even more impressive, over 80 percent of our faculty hold a PhD or the highest degree available in their field of expertise.
We seek out professors who are not only great teachers, but who love what they do. Their passion, enthusiasm, and inspiration are contagious, and there's no better way to keep young minds excited about learning and discovering. Beyond each teacher's area of expertise, our faculty is committed to promoting equality, social justice, altruism, diversity, and humility. Through education, everyone can have a voice.

School of Education Student and Professional Organizations

Barry University's School of Education sponsors and is involved in several student organizations and national professional organizations that are designed to assist you in your professional development.
Student Organizations can be a powerful way for students to enhance, enrich, network and develop their leadership skills while making valuable community contributions.

School of Education Graduate Programs Accreditations

All of the Barry University School of Education graduate programs are accredited by the regional accrediting agency, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.

Accreditation is a process whereby an educational institution (and/or a program within an educational institution) is assessed for educational quality based on already developed standards.

Accreditation also serves as a statement to the public that an institution and/or its programs are committed to educational quality.

Barry University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate, masters, specialist and doctoral degrees.

View all our Accreditations

The Barry University Montessori Teacher Education Programs at the Early Childhood, and Elementary I-II and Secondary I-II levels are fully accredited by the Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education (MACTE) and are affiliated by the American Montessori Society (AMS).

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