Degree Programs

Master of Education, Montessori Concentration

Gordon College

Program Description

The Master of Education Degree in Montessori Education is offered in collaboration with the Montessori Institute – New England. Students will engage in courses of study and training that will earn both a Master of Education Degree and Montessori teacher certification. The program requires 45 credit hours of advanced level course work offered jointly by the MI-NE and Gordon College. Individuals who successfully complete this degree program will be eligible to enroll in an additional licensure sequence of courses at Gordon College to qualify for Massachusetts teacher licensure.

Program Overview

Concentration Courses

($350/credit—Eligible for federal and private loan funds)

EDU 522Integrating English Language Arts in the Classroom2
EDU 523Integrating History Content in the Classroom2
EDU 524Integrating Science Content in the Classroom2
EDU 533Foundations of Reading3
EDU 543Implementing Literacy Instruction3
EDU 564Introduction to Exceptionality3

Total   21 cr. hrs. 

Montessori Core Courses

($2400 for transfer of Montessori courses plus $75 admin fee twice per year)
Eligible for private loan funds

MON 545Foundations of Montessori Education (pre-practicum)6
MON 546Math & Instructional Strategies in the Montessori Classroom6
MON 547Language & Literacy Across the Curriculum6
MON 548Human Development & Learning3
MON 560Montessori Practicum & Seminar3

Total   24 cr. hrs. 

Program Total 45 cr. hrs. 

Additional Courses for Licensure

($350/credit—eligible for federal and private loan funds)

EDU 520Teaching Strategies3
EDU 575Classroom Management & Organization3
EDU 580Methods and Practice in Early Childhood3
EDU 614Integrating Technology for All Students3

For more information contact:

Dr. Janet Arndt, Director of Graduate Studies. Gordon College.

Phone: (978) 867-4322
Mail: 255 Grapevine Rd, Wenham, MA 01984

Gordon College is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.

B.A. in Liberal Arts, online, at The Van Loan School at Endicott College.

The Endicott College Program of Study in Liberal Arts recognized the innovative, child-centered approach to learning that is central to Montessori education. The Liberal Arts Program draws on psychology, arts and humanities, education, business, science and math to develop a holistic approach to education that meets each student’s needs.

How is the program integrating Montessori education? Each Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies group begins with the 3 credit course Seminar in Academic Inquiry, Intrinsic Motivation and the Montessori Method, where students will learn the process of investigating an issue through reflection, forming and defending a position. This seminar will be followed by the Assessment of Prior Learning (APL), a 3 credit course in which students will be guided to create a proficiency portfolio that portrays their understanding and experience with Montessori education and other learning/training experiences they might have had in their careers. This portfolio of case studies can be worth up to 30 credits towards your bachelor’s degree.

Are there courses specifically for the Montessori Cohort? Yes. Montessori Concentration Specialization Courses include Culture and Identity; Education and Democracy; Action Research; Child and Adolescent Psychology; and Introduction to Education. Many of the Montessori Concentration Specialization Course professors are also members of the MI-NE Faculty.

Does Endicott accept college credit from other courses? Yes. Endicott College accepts up to 85 credits from accredited colleges and universities.

What are the additional requirements for the degree? The Bachelor of Liberal Arts (126 credits total) allows students to draw on the entire online curriculum offered at Endicott College.  Students can take courses in psychology, arts and humanities, education, business, science and math to develop a holistic approach that meets their interests

For more information contact: Laura Douglass, Ph.D., Director of Professional Studies. Endicott College. School of Graduate and Professional Studies.

Phone: 978-998-7750
Mail: 376 Hale Street Beverly, MA 01915

Endicott College is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.