MASTER OF ARTS DEGREE IN MONTESSORI ELEMENTARY EDUCATION

The Master of Arts in Montessori Elementary Education with a specialization in Elementary Education (for teaching children ages 6 through12) requires completion of the American Montessori Society Elementary Education credential and research component.

Montessori Elementary Credential Courses (32 units)

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

Research Courses (9 units)

  • EDUC 572 - Research Seminar I, 3 units
  • EDUC 582 - Research Seminar II, 3 units
  • EDUC 592 - Thesis, 3 units or EDUC 597 - Synthesis Project, 3 units

Note: Passing the Writing Proficiency Exam (WPE) is required for unconditional acceptance to this graduate degree program and is a prerequisite to EDUC 572 (Research Seminar I). Therefore, all master's degree students are advised to pass the WPE in the first semester of their graduate coursework.

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