montessori studentsLander is the only institution of higher learning in South Carolina to offer a program leading to national certification in Montessori education. Certification courses are offered at undergraduate and graduate levels, and upon completion of the program, teachers have a credential that is recognized worldwide.

Teachers enrolled in the M.Ed. in Montessori Education program at Lander have the option to select one of two concentrations leading to American Montessori Society certification at the Early Childhood (ages 3-6), Elementary I (grades 1-3) or Elementary I-II (grades 1-6) level.

The degree is designed with a core of foundation courses supplemented by a field-based practicum that includes an action research component and a block of Montessori-specific pedagogy courses. You’ll work in a Montessori classroom as part of your studies.

Lander also offers a B.S. in early childhood education, with an emphasis in Montessori. More information is available through the university Department of Teacher Education.

 

Note: The information below provides convenient links to some of the courses required for this degree; however, it should not be used as a course registration guide. Please refer to the official Lander University Academic Catalog for the most accurate and up-to-date program requirements.

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

FOUNDATIONS OF EDUCATION CREDIT HOURS
EDUC 622 3
EDUC 623 3
EDUC 678 3
MONT 617 3
MONT 618 3
Total Foundations of Education Requirements 15

 

MAJOR PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS CREDIT HOURS
For concentration in ages 3-6:  
MONT 683 3
MONT 684 3
MONT 685 3
MONT 686 3
MONT 687 3
MONT 688 3
MONT 693 3
For concentration in grades 1-3:  
MONT 610 3
MONT 611 3
MONT 612 3
MONT 613 3
MONT 614 3
MONT 615 3
MONT 616 3
MONT 685 3
For concentration in grades 1-6:  
MONT 610 3
MONT 611 3
MONT 612 3
MONT 613 3
MONT 614 3
MONT 615 3
MONT 616 3
MONT 619 3
MONT 620 3
MONT 621 3
MONT 622 3
MONT 685 3
   
TOTAL FOR MEd DEGREE 36