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 DETAILED COURSE DESCRIPTIONS CLICK HERE

For more information contact: www.gordon.edu/graduate/montessori

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

Email: janet.arndt@gordon.edu
Phone: (978) 867-4322
Mail: 255 Grapevine Rd, Wenham, MA 01984

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

Master of Education, Montessori Concentration

Endicott College and The Institute for Educational Studies (TIES)
For those looking for a deeper dive into Montessori philosophy as the road to a masters degree, The Institute for Educational Studies (TIES) offers a complete on-line course through Endicott College, with 12 credits for Montessori internship.

  • Emphasizes the teacher’s role in advocating for a secure and sustainable world.
  • Recognizes that diversity, interdependence, ecological awareness and a realization of the body-brain- spirit connection are integral to the Montessori teaching-learning context
  • Fosters the development of compassionate and collaborative learning communities
  • Promotes integration informed by experiential learning.

Contact: Warren Moliken (warren@earthties.org)

Bachelor of Liberal Arts, Montessori Concentration

Endicott College

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. Endicott College accepts up to 85 credits from accredited colleges and universities.

Endicott College accepts up to 85 credits from accredited colleges and universities and each cohort 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. (up to 30 credits)

Endicott College accepts up to 85 credits from accredited colleges and universities.

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

Email: ldouglas@endicott.edu
Phone: 978-998-7750
Mail: 376 Hale Street Beverly, MA 01915

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