AMERICAN MONTESSORI SOCIETY EARLY CHILDHOOD CREDENTIAL (29 UNITS)

The Montessori Early Childhood Credential Program prepares the student to teach young children in a Montessori classroom. The program is affiliated with the American Montessori Society (AMS), and accredited by the Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education (MACTE). AMS grants the Montessori Early Childhood Credential (2.5 through 6 years) to the graduates of this credential program. The program may be completed in a 2-year program, with options to complete an M.A. in Early Childhood Education or an M.Ed. in Montessori Education.

Specialization Courses (23 units)

  • MONT 210 - Learning and Development, 3 units
  • MONT 261 - Montessori Philosophy in a Cultural Context, 3 units
  • ECE 231 - Positive Discipline and Classroom Management, 2 units
  • ECE 259 - Practical Life Curriculum, 2 units
  • ECE 260 - Conceptual Curriculum (Sensorial), 2 units
  • ECE 263 - Mathematics: Conceptual Learning, 3 units
  • ECE 264 - Language and Reading Development, 3 units
  • ECE 266 - Study of the Sciences, 3 units
  • ECE 267 - Creative Arts I, 1 unit
  • ECE 268 - Creative Arts II, 1 unit

Field Experience (6 units)

  • MONT 311 - Field Observations and Seminars I, 1 unit
  • MONT 312 - Field Observations and Seminars II, 1 unit
  • MONT 320 - Internship I, 2 units
  • MONT 330 - Internship II, 2 units
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