Montessori Education Minor

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Montessori Education Courses

Objective

  • To provide high-quality Montessori instruction leading to a credential at the Early Childhood, Elementary I, Elementary II, or Infant Toddler levels.
  • This program leads to a Montessori certificate at the Early Childhood, Elementary I, Elementary II, or Infant Toddler levels. The program integrates special needs training, a strong arts component, and/or a foundation in peace education into program coursework.
  • To create a state of the art learning environment for those who wish to work with very young children.

Admission to the Program

Undergraduate Education students wanting to complete the minor for their Education degree must be admitted to the Teacher Education Program (as outlined in the Education/Teacher Education Programs sections of the catalog) prior to enrolling in any Montessori Education courses.

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. Education courses may only be repeated once.

Montessori Infant Toddler Emphasis

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.

Requirement Description
Credit Hours Prerequisites
I. Required Courses 22
MONT 306 IT Child Development (3)
MONT 307 IT Philosophy and Pedagogy (3)
MONT 308 Early Intervention (1)
MONT 309 Early Childhood Overview I (1)
MONT 310 Early Childhood Overview II (1)
MONT 360 IT Environmental Design (2)
MONT 361 IT Child, Family and Community (1)
MONT 362 IT Observation Skills (1)
MONT 363 Personal Growth and Development (1)
MONT 364 IT Program Leadership and Administration (1)
MONT 365 IT Student Teaching Practicum I (2)
MONT 366 IT Student Teaching Practicum II (2)
MONT 367 Infant and Toddler Projects I (1)
MONT 368 Infant and Toddler Projects II (1)
MONT 399 Written and Oral Examinations (1)
TOTAL HOURS FOR THE MONTESSORI INFANT TODDLER MINOR 22  

Recommended Plan of Study Infant Toddler Emphasis in Montessori Education

Summer Semester Fall Semester  Spring Semester
Year 1 MONT 306
MONT 307
MONT 308
MONT 360
MONT 361
MONT 362
MONT 363
MONT 364
MONT 309
MONT 365
MONT 367
MONT 310
MONT 366
MONT 368
Year 2

MONT 399


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Montessori Early Childhood Emphasis

Requirement Description
Credit Hours Prerequisites
I. Required Courses 22
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 315 Early Childhood Language Arts and Literacy (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 and Leadership (1)
MONT 351 Early Childhood Student Teaching Practicum I (2)
MONT 352 Early Childhood Student Teaching Practicum II (2)
MONT 355 Early Childhood Seminars and Projects I (1)
MONT 356 Early Childhood Seminars and Projects II (1)
MONT 399 Written and Oral Examinations (1)
TOTAL HOURS FOR THE MONTESSORI EARLY CHILDHOOD MINOR 22

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*

Summer Semester Fall Semester Spring Semester
Year 1 MONT 301
MONT 318
MONT 319
MONT 320
Year 2

MONT 314
MONT 315
MONT 316
MONT 317
MONT 321


MONT 313


MONT 303

Year 3

MONT 399 exams


MONT 351 pract.
MONT 355


MONT 352 pract.
MONT 356

Montessori Lower Elementary Emphasis

Requirement Description
Credit Hours Prerequisites
I. Required Courses
MONT 301 Foundation of Montessori Education (3)
MONT 303 Introduction to Inclusive Education (1)
MONT 304 Great Lessons (1)
MONT 333 Elementary I Mathematics (2)
MONT 334 Elementary I Language Arts and Literacy (2)
MONT 335 Elementary I Music and Movement (1)
MONT 336 Elementary I Biology (1)
MONT 337 Elementary I Art (1)
MONT 338 Applied Methods in Elementary Mathematics I (1)
MONT 339 Elementary Classroom Management (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 I Seminars and Projects I (1)
MONT 358 Elementary I Seminars and Projects II (1)
MONT 399 Written and Oral Examinations (1)
TOTAL HOURS FOR THE MONTESSORI EARLY LOWER ELEMENTARY MINOR 23

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*

Summer Semester Fall Semester Spring Semester
Year 1 MONT 301
MONT 304
MONT 339
Year 2

MONT 333
MONT 334
MONT 336
MONT 337
MONT 338
MONT 340


MONT 335


MONT 303

Year 3

MONT 399 exams


MONT 342
MONT 353 pract.
MONT 357


MONT 354 pract.
MONT 358

Montessori Upper Elementary Emphasis

This Upper Elementary certificate is for students who have not completed methods courses in the Lower Elementary certificate.

Requirement Description
Credit Hours Prerequisites
I. Required Courses
MONT 301 Foundation of Montessori Education (3)
MONT 309 Early Childhood Overview I (1)
MONT 310 Early Childhood Overview II (1)
MONT 343 Elementary II Practical Life (1)
MONT 344 Elementary II Leadership and Curriculum Design (1)
MONT 345 Elementary I Culture Overview (2)
MONT 346 Elementary I Language and Mathematics (2)
MONT 353 Elementary Student Teaching Practicum I (2)
MONT 354 Elementary Student Teaching Practicum II (2)
MONT 371 Elementary II History (1)
MONT 372 Elementary II Geography (1)
MONT 373 Elementary II Arithmetic (2)
MONT 374 Elementary II Geometry (2)
MONT 375 Elementary II Grammar (1)
MONT 376 Elementary II Language Arts and Literature I (1)
MONT 377 Elementary II Biology (1)
MONT 378 Elementary II Physical Science (1)
MONT 379 Elementary II Arts Infusion (1)
MONT 380 Elementary Special Education (1)
MONT 381 Elementary Seminars and Projects III (2)
MONT 382 Elementary Seminars and Projects IV (2)
MONT 399 Written and Oral Examinations I (1)
TOTAL HOURS FOR THE MONTESSORI UPPER ELEMENTARY MINOR 32

Recommended Plan of Study Upper 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*

Summer Semester Fall Semester Spring Semester
Year 1 MONT 301
MONT 371
MONT 372
MONT 373
MONT 374
MONT 343
MONT 380
MONT 309
MONT 310
MONT 345
MONT 346
Year 2

MONT 375
MONT 376
MONT 377
MONT 378


MONT 353
MONT 381


MONT 344
MONT 354
MONT 379
MONT 382

Year 3

MONT 399 exams



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