Montessori Teaching Certificate

Course Descriptions

The Montessori Teaching Certificate may be earned as part of the M.Ed. program or as a non-degree credential program with no college credit. For information about the non-degree credential program, please visit westminstercollege.edu/montessori.

Montessori Early Childhood Certificate (ages 2 ½ to 6) followed by completion of M.Ed.

Requirement Description
Credit Hours
I. Montessori Early Childhood Certificate 22
MONT 601 Foundation of Montessori Education 4
MONT 603 Introduction to Inclusive Education 1
MONT 611 Early Childhood Practical Life and Sensorial Education 2
MONT 613 Early Childhood Music and Movement 1
MONT 614 Early Childhood Mathematics 2
MONT 615 Early Childhood Language Arts and Literacy 2
MONT 616 Early Childhood Social Studies 1
MONT 617 Early Childhood Art 1
MONT 618 Early Childhood Science 1
MONT 651 Early Childhood Student Teaching Practicum I 2
MONT 652 Early Childhood Student Teaching Practicum 2
MONT 655 Early Childhood Projects III 1
MONT 656 Early Childhood Projects II 1
MONT 699 Written and Oral Examinations 1
 
II. Elective Course 3
Students may choose one course from the following or another MED course with permission
MED 606 Theoretical Perspectives in Education (3)  
MED 610 Sociocultural Contexts for Learning (3)  
MED 620 English Learners, Family and Community (3)  
 
III. Project 8
MED 650 Introduction to Research Methods (2)  
MED 679 Research Methodologies (3)  
MED 680 Research Project (3)  
 
TOTAL HOURS FOR MONTESSORI EARLY CHILDHOOD CERTIFICATE FOLLOWED BY COMPLETION OF M.Ed. 33

Recommended Plan of Study for MED with Montessori Early Childhood Certificate

  Fall Semester Spring Semester Summer Semester
Year 1 MONT 601
MONT 603
MONT 611
MONT 613
MONT 614
MONT 615
MONT 616
MONT 651
MONT 655
 
MONT 652
MONT 656
MONT 617
MONT 618
 
Year 2 MONT 699
Elective
MED 650
MED 679 MED 680

Montessori Lower Elementary Certificate (ages 6 to 9) followed by completion of M.Ed.

Requirement Description
Credit Hours
I. Montessori Early Childhood Certificate 22
MONT 601 Foundations of Montessori Education 4
MONT 603 Introduction to Inclusive Education 1
MONT 604 Great Lessons 1
MONT 632 Methods in Elementary Social Studies and Practical Life 2
MONT 633 Methods in Elementary Mathematics I 2
MONT 634 Methods in Elementary Language Arts and Literacy I 2
MONT 635 Methods in Elementary Music and Movement 1
MONT 636 Methods in Elementary Biology I 1
MONT 637 Methods in Elementary Art 1
MONT 638 Applied Methods in Elementary Mathematics I 1
MONT 653 Lower Elementary Student Teaching Practicum I 2
MONT 654 Lower Elementary Student Teaching Practicum II 2
MONT 657 Elementary Seminars and Projects I 2
MONT 658 Elementary Seminars and Projects II 2
MONT 699 Written and Oral Examinations 1
 
II. Elective Course 3
Students may choose one course from the following or another MED course with permission

MED 606 Theoretical Perspectives in Education (3)  
MED 610 Sociocultural Contexts for Learning (3)  
MED 620 English Learners, Family and Community (3)  
 
III. Project 8
MED 650 Introduction to Research Methods (2)  
MED 679 Research Methodologies (3)  
MED 680 Research Project (3)  
 
TOTAL HOURS FOR MONTESSORI LOWER ELEMENTARY CERTIFICATE FOLLOWED BY COMPLETION OF M.Ed. 36

Recommended Plan of Study for MED with Montessori Early Childhood Certificate

  Fall Semester Spring Semester Summer Semester
Year 1 MONT 601
MONT 603
MONT 604
MONT 632
MONT 633
MONT 634
MONT 635
MONT 636
MONT 653
MONT 657
MONT 637
MONT 654
MONT 658
MONT 638
Year 2 MONT 699
Elective
MED 650
MED 679 MED 680