Master of Science in Montessori with specialization in Elementary I-II:

The 39-credit prepares you to implement the Montessori curriculum for children ages six through twelve years. Special tools for developing literacy and mathematical skills make learning personalized, meaningful and long-lasting. The breadth and depth of the curriculum:

  1. Ignites intellectual curiosity.
  2. Awakens a special kinship with nature.
  3. Inspires gratitude to those who have contributed in the past to benefit humankind.

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-650LEADERSHIP MONTESSORI ELE 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

Elementary I-II Courses (24 credits)

EDM-605LANG ARTS FOR MONT TCHRS3
EDM-628LIFE SCI FOR MONT TCHRS3
EDM-629PHYS/SOC SCI FOR MONT TCHRS3
EDM-631MATH I FOR MONT TCHRS3
EDM-632MATH II FOR MONT TCHRS3
EDM-633PRACTICUM I3
EDM-660PRACTICUM 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 Elementary I-II:

If you already hold a master’s degree, the 45-credit program includes a synthesis of the Early Childhood curriculum for the specialists in Elementary I-II.

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-650LEADERSHIP MONTESSORI ELE TCH3

Note:

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

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

Elementary I-II Courses (27 credits)

EDM-605LANG ARTS FOR MONT TCHRS3
EDM-628LIFE SCI FOR MONT TCHRS3
EDM-629PHYS/SOC SCI FOR MONT TCHRS3
EDM-631MATH I FOR MONT TCHRS3
EDM-632MATH II FOR MONT TCHRS3
EDM-633HUMANITIES/MONT CLASSRM3
EDM-640MONT EARLY CHILD CURRICU3
EDM-659PRACTICUM I3
EDM-660PRACTICUM II3

Electives (6 Credits)

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