Why Montessori at Barry University?


  • The program offers quality Montessori teacher preparation in the best university tradition.
  • Barry University is the only university in the state of Florida offering a graduate degree with specialization in Montessori education at the Early Childhood and Elementary I-II levels.
  • The Barry University Montessori Teacher Education Programs at the Early Childhood and Elementary I-II levels are fully accredited by the Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education (MACTE) and are affiliated by the American Montessori Society (AMS). (The Secondary I-II Certificate program is pending MACTE accreditation and AMS affiliation.)
  • Course scheduling allows students to pursue a degree while holding a full-time job.

The Montessori Program at Barry University encourages its graduates to develop:

  • A repertoire of skills and teaching strategies to ignite intellectual curiosity, critical thinking, creative problem-solving, and the joy of learning.
  • Competencies to inspire the best in every student while creating a community where respect, cooperation and freedom with responsibility are the guiding lights.
  • A vision of education which nourishes the child or adolescent's confidence to meet today's tasks and face the challenges of tomorrow.
  • Personal values and attitudes needed to address individual uniqueness in a caring environment.