Master of Science in Montessori with specialization in Early Childhood Education:

This 40-credit program equips you with competencies to guide a class ranging in ages from two and a half through six years. The focus of the program is to:

  • Understand the unique needs of a young child striving to become independent.
  • Acquire the language of one's community.
  • Refine one's coordination through movement, and seeking a significant place in one's social group.

The desired outcome is an individual who shows self-confidence in one's capacity to learn, who shows courtesy and respect in one's interaction with others, and who exercises freedom with responsibility.

Required Courses (12 Credits)

Required courses are identified; elective courses are chosen by the student with advisor approval.

EDM-600INTRO TO MONTESSORI EDU3
EDR-601METHODOLOGY OF RESEARCH3
EDM-603MONTESSORI/CHILD DEVELOP3
EDM-649CLRM LDSHP MONT ERLY CHD TCH3

Note:

EDR-601 (for M.S.) is required in first half of coursework.

EDM-600 is waived for students with previous Montessori certified training.

Early Childhood Courses (25 credits)

EDU-567FOUND READING INSTRUC3
EDU-593CHILD STUDY SKILLS3
EDM-601MONTESSORI METH&MAT I3
EDM-602MONTESSORI METH&MAT II4
EDM-607HUM MONT/EARLY CHLD CLSRM3
EDM-626SCI MONT/EARLY CHLD CLSRM3
EDM-656PRACTICUM I3
EDM-657PRACTICUM II3

Electives (3 Credits)

Electives are chosen in consultation with the Program Director (Academic Advisor) depending on areas of interest.

Specialist (EdS) degree in Montessori with specialization in Early Childhood Education:

If you already hold a master’s degree, the 46-credit program includes a synthesis of the Elementary curriculum for the specialists in Early Childhood Education.

Required Courses (12 Credits)

Required courses are identified; elective courses are chosen by the student with advisor approval.

EDM-600INTRO TO MONTESSORI EDU3
EDR-708DIRECTED RESEARCH3
EDM-603MONTESSORI/CHILD DEVELOP3
EDM-649CLRM LDSHP MONT ERLY CHD TCH3
3

Note:

EDR-708 (for Ed.S.) is required in first half of coursework.

EDM-600 is waived for students with previous Montessori certified training.

Early Childhood Courses (28 credits)

EDU-567FOUND READING INSTRUC3
EDU-593CHILD STUDY SKILLS3
EDM-601MONTESSORI METH&MAT I3
EDM-602MONTESSORI METH&MAT II4
EDM-607HUM MONT/EARLY CHLD CLSRM3
EDM-626SCI MONT/EARLY CHLD CLSRM3
EDM-641MONTESSORI ELEM CURRICUL3
EDM-656PRACTICUM I3
EDM-657PRACTICUM II3

Electives (6 Credits)

Electives are chosen in consultation with the Program Director (Academic Advisor) depending on areas of interest.