Education : MED Program : Montessori Credential

MED: Montessori Credential

Master of Education in Early Childhood Education with Montessori Credential (50 credits for Masterís degree with credential; 35 credits for credential only)

This program offers candidates a Master of Education in Early Childhood Education along with a Montessori Credential. Candidates may also complete the Montessori credential alone without the masterís degree if they so choose. Coursework is delivered both online and on-campus in summer intensive sessions.

Early Childhood Education with Montessori Credential Required Core Courses (16 credits)

  • EDUC 600 Introduction to the Masterís Degree (1)
  • EDUC 652 Multicultural Education (3)
  • EDUC 701 Understanding Educational Research & Design (3)
  • EDUC 712 Learning Styles and Learning Theories (3)
  • EDUC 790 Issues of Peace, Justice and Educational Reform
  • EDUC 794 Culminating Experience (3)

*Note: ED 794 may only be taken in the last term of enrollment in the program with no more than one other required course in the same term. A graduation clearance form must be submitted two terms prior to registering for ED 794.

Early Childhood Education with Montessori Credential Required Foundation Courses (9 credits)

  • EDUC 761 Montessori Child Development (3)
  • EDUC 762 Montessori Philosophy (3)
  • EDUC 763 Montessori Observation and Management (3)

Early Childhood Education with Montessori Credential Methods Courses (12 credits)

  • EDUC 764 Culturally Appropriate Practices & Montessori Methods (3)
  • EDUC 765 Development of the Senses & Montessori Methods (3)
  • EDUC 766 Montessori Language Arts (3)
  • EDUC 767 Montessori Math Curriculum (3)

Early Childhood Education with Montessori Credential Student Teaching Practicum Courses **

  • EDUC 780 Student Teaching Montessori EC (2)
  • EDUC 781 Seminar Montessori EC (2)
  • EDUC 782 Student Teaching Montessori EC (2)
  • EDUC 783 Seminar Montessori EC (2)
  • EDUC 784 Student Teaching Montessori EC (2)
  • EDUC 785 Seminar Montessori EC (2)
  • EDUC 786 Performance Final (1)

Course sequence subject to change **Prerequisites EDUC 761, 762, 763, 764, 765, 766, 767

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