AMERICAN MONTESSORI SOCIETY ELEMENTARY EDUCATION CREDENTIAL (32 UNITS)

The Montessori Elementary Education Credential course of study is designed to prepare candidates to teach children from ages 6 through 12 years using Montessori’s elementary methods and curriculum. Candidates who have not received Montessori Early Childhood Training must complete the prerequisite MONT 287, Montessori Overview. The elementary program includes the option to complete a Master of Arts degree, in Montessori Education. An American Montessori Society Elementary Education Credential is granted on successful completion of the program.

Prerequisite (2 units)

  • Montessori Early Childhood Course of Study or MONT 287 - Montessori Overview, 2 units (or equivalent experience)

Specialization Courses (26 units)

  • MONT 210 - Learning and Development, 3 units
  • MONT 223 - Technology in the Classroom, 1 unit
  • MONT 261 - Montessori Philosophy in a Cultural Context, 3 units
  • MONT 263 - Elementary Mathematics I, 3 units
  • MONT 264 - Language, Reading, and Writing, 3 units
  • MONT 265 - Elementary Foundations, 2 units
  • MONT 266 - Study of the Sciences, 3 units
  • MONT 267 - Creative Arts I, 1 unit
  • MONT 268 - Creative Arts II, 1 unit
  • MONT 269 Elementary Mathematics II, 2 units
  • MONT 270 - Integration and Personal Assessment, 2 units
  • ECE 231 - Positive Discipline & Classroom Management, 2 units

Field Experiences (6 units)

  • MONT 411 - Field Observations and Seminars I, 1 unit
  • MONT 412 - Field Observations and Seminars II, 1 unit
  • MONT 420 - Practicum I, 2 units
  • MONT 430 - Practicum II, 2 units

*This credential is offered at our Berkeley location at the American International Montessori School, 3339 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Berkeley, CA 94703.

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