One Montessori method - three options for Lander Education students.

Lander Montessori

Lander offers three Montessori programs, each one designed for a different type of student:

Montessori emphasis for Early Childhood Education majors

  • Undergraduate students earn American Montessori Society certification and a South Carolina Montessori endorsement while they complete their degree in Early Childhood Education.


M.Ed. in Montessori Education

  • Designed for teachers who do not already hold Montessori certification
  • Students earn American Montessori Society certification in one of three levels: Early Childhood, Elementary I, or Elementary II.
  • Taught in a teacher-friendly format that combines online, hybrid, and summer courses.


M.Ed. in Teaching and Learning with a concentration in Montessori Education

  • 100% online
  • Designed for teachers who already hold Montessori certification
  • 12 hours can be transferred in from MACTE-accredited institutions.
  • Degrees can be earned with as little as 24 credit hours from Lander University.
  • Gives students the option to attend a high quality week-long intensive face-to-face Montessori methods class during a summer term.


Lander is the only institution of higher learning in South Carolina to offer a program leading to national certification in Montessori education!

Learn more about the M.Ed. in Montessori Education or view course requirements and descriptions in the Graduate Studies Catalog