2013–2014 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 see westminstercollege.edu/montessori.

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

Requirement Description
Credit Hours Prerequisites
I. Montessori Early Childhood Certificate 21  
MONT    601     Foundation of Montessori Education (3)      
MONT    603     Introduction to Inclusive Education (1)    MONT 601
MONT    611     Early Childhood Practical Life and Sensorial Education (2)      MONT 601
MONT    613     Early Childhood Music and Movement (1)          MONT 601
MONT    614     Early Childhood Mathematics (2)         MONT 601
MONT    615     Early Childhood Language Arts and Literacy (2)   MONT 601
MONT    616     Early Childhood Social Studies (1)     MONT 601
MONT    617     Early Childhood Art (1)     MONT 601
MONT    618     Early Childhood Science (1)   MONT 601
MONT    651     Early Childhood Student Teaching Practicum I (2)    MONT 601
MONT    652     Early Childhood Student Teaching Practicum II (2)     MONT 601
MONT    655     Early Childhood Projects I (1)   MONT 601
MONT    656     Early Childhood Projects II (1)    MONT 601
MONT   699      Written and Oral Examinations (1)   MONT 601
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)          consent of instructor
MED      679     Research Methodologies (3)     MED 650
MED      680     Research Project (3)   MED 679
TOTAL HOURS FOR THE MONTESSORI EARLY CHILDHOOD CERTIFICATE FOLLOWED BY COMPLETION OF MEd 32  

 

Recommended Plan of Study for MED with Montessori Early Childhood Certificate

 

Summer Semester

Fall Semester Spring 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 650

 

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

Requirement Description
Credit Hours Prerequisites
I. Montessori Early Childhood Certificate 23  
MONT    601     Foundations of Montessori Education (3)          
MONT    603     Introduction to Inclusive Education (1)      MONT 601
MONT    604     Great Lessons (1)     MONT 601
|MONT    633     Methods in Elementary Mathematics I (2)     MONT 601
MONT    634     Methods in Elementary Language Arts and Literacy I (2)   MONT 601
MONT    635     Methods in Elementary Music and Movement (1)    MONT 601
MONT    636     Methods in Elementary Biology I (1)    MONT 601
MONT    637     Methods in Elementary Art (1)   MONT 601
MONT    638     Applied Methods in Elementary Mathematics I * (1)   MONT 601
MONT    639     Elementary Classroom Management & Leadership (1)      MONT 601
MONT    640     Elementary I Social Studies (1)   MONT 601
MONT    637     Elementary I Practical Life (1)    MONT 601
MONT    653     Elementary Student Teaching Practicum I (2)    MONT 601
MONT    654     Elementary Student Teaching Practicum II (2)   MONT 601
MONT    657     Elementary Seminars and Projects I (1)   MONT 601
MONT    658     Elementary Seminars and Projects II (1)    MONT 601
MONT   699      Written and Oral Examinations 1 (1)   MONT 601
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)         consent of instructor
MED      679     Research Methodologies (3)     MED 650
MED      680     Research Project (3)    MED 679
TOTAL HOURS FOR THE MONTESSORI LOWER ELEMENTARY CERTIFICATE FOLLOWED BY COMPLETION OF MEd 36  

 

Recommended Plan of Study for MED with Montessori Lower Elementary Certificate

 

Summer Semester

Fall Semester Spring Semester
Year 1

MONT 601
MONT 603
MONT 604
MONT 633
MONT 634
MONT 635
MONT 636
MONT 639
MONT 640

MONT 653
MONT 657
MONT 641

MONT 654
MONT 658
MONT 637
MONT 638

Year 2

MONT 699
Elective
MED 650

MED 679

MED 680