Montessori Minor (MONT)

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Objectives

  • To provide high quality Montessori instruction leading to a credential at the Early Childhood or Elementary I levels
  • To integrate special needs training and a strong arts component into program coursework

Program Requirements

All students must maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA in Montessori courses and have a minimum grade of C in all Montessori courses. Montessori courses may only be repeated once.


Early Childhood Emphasis

Requirement Description
Credit Hours Prerequisites
I. Early Childhood Emphasis 20
MONT 301 Foundation of Montessori Education (3)
MONT 303 Introduction to Inclusive Education (1)
MONT 313 Early Childhood Music and Movement (1)
MONT 314 Early Childhood Mathematics (2)
MONT 316 Early Childhood Social Studies (1)
MONT 317 Early Childhood Art (1)
MONT 318 Early Childhood Science (1)
MONT 319 Early Childhood Practical Life (1)
MONT 320 Early Childhood Sensorial Education (1)
MONT 321 Early Childhood Classroom Management & Leadership (1)
MONT 351 Early Childhood Student Teaching Practicum I (2)
MONT 352 Early Childhood Student Teaching Practicum II (2)
MONT 355 Early Childhood Projects I (1)
MONT 356 Early Childhood Projects II (1)
MONT 399 Written and Oral Examinations (1)
II. Language Arts Course Work 2-3
Students must take either MONT315 Early Childhood Language Arts and Literacy (2) OR EDUC 364 Teaching Methods: Reading & Language Arts (3)
TOTAL HOURS FOR THE MONTESSORI EARLY CHILDHOOD MINOR 20–23

Recommended Plan of Study for Early Childhood Emphasis in Montessori Education

*The program plan below is a sample plan for students wishing to complete an accelerated 3-year program.  Please contact the Undergraduate Program Director for a plan tailored to your specific needs and interests*

Fall Year 1 Spring Year 1 Summer Year 1
MONT 301
MONT 318
MONT 319
MONT 320
Fall Year 2 Spring Year 2 Summer Year 2
MONT 313 MONT 303 MONT 314
MONT 315
MONT 316
MONT 317
MONT 321
Fall Year 3 Spring Year 3 Summer Year 3
MONT 351 pract.
MONT 355
MONT 352 pract.
MONT 356
MONT 399 exams

Lower Elementary Emphasis

Requirement Description
Credit Hours Prerequisites
I. Lower Elementary Ephasis 21
MONT 301 Foundation of Montessori Education (3)
MONT 303 Introduction to Inclusive Education (1)
MONT 304 Great Lessons (1)
MONT 333 Methods in Elementary Mathematics I (2)
MONT 335 Methods in Elementary Music and Movement (1)
MONT 336 Methods in Elementary Biology I (1)
MONT 337 Methods in Elementary Art (1)
MONT 338 Applied Methods in Elementary Mathematics I * (1)
MONT 339  Elementary Classroom Management & Leadership (1)
MONT 340 Elementary I Social Studies (1)
MONT 341 Elementary I Practical Life (1)
MONT 353 Elementary Student Teaching Practicum I (2)
MONT 354 Elementary Student Teaching Practicum II (2)
MONT 357 Elementary Seminars and Projects I (1)
MONT 358 Elementary Seminars and Projects II (1)
MONT 399 Written and Oral Examinations (1)
II. Language Arts Course Work 2-3
Students must take either MONT315 Early Childhood Language Arts and Literacy (2) OR EDUC 364 Teaching Methods: Reading & Language Arts (3)
TOTAL HOURS FOR THE MONTESSORI EARLY LOWER ELEMENTARY MINOR 23–24

Recommended Plan of Study Lower Elementary emphasis in Montessori Education

*The program plan below is a sample plan for students wishing to complete an accelerated 3-year program.  Please contact the Undergraduate Program Director for a plan tailored to your specific needs and interests*

Fall Year 1 Spring Year 1 Summer Year 1
MONT 301
MONT 304
MONT 339
Fall Year 2 Spring Year 2 Summer Year 2
MONT 335 MONT 303 MONT 333
MONT 334
MONT 336
MONT 337
MONT 338
MONT 340
Fall Year 3 Spring Year 3 Summer Year 3
MONT 342
MONT 353 pract.
MONT 357
MONT 354 pract.
MONT 358
MONT 399 exams