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 Advanced Growth and Development of the Learner 3
EDUC 623 Methods and Materials of Educational Research 3
EDUC 678 Introduction to Exceptional Children, Pre-K-12 3
MONT 617 Montessori Practicum I 3
MONT 618 Montessori Practicum II 3
     
Total Foundations of Education Requirements 15

 

MAJOR PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS CREDIT
HOURS
For concentration in ages 3-6:  
MONT 683 Montessori Methods: Practical Life 3
MONT 684 Montessori Methods: Sensorial 3
MONT 685 Montessori Philosophy and Educational Theory
and Administration/Parent Education
3
MONT 686 Methods of Observation and Classroom Leadership 3
MONT 687 Montessori Methods: Language 3
MONT 688 Montessori Methods: Mathematics 3
MONT 693 Montessori Methods: Integrated Curriculum 3
   
For concentration in grades 1-3:  
MONT 610 Foundations of Montessori Elementary Education 3
MONT 611 Montessori Methods: Elementary (ages 6-9) Mathematics 3
MONT 612 Montessori Methods: Elementary (ages 6-9) Language 3
MONT 613 Integrated Social Studies and Sciences 3
MONT 614 Montessori Methods: Elementary (ages 6-9)
Biological and Physical Science
3
MONT 615 Montessori Methods: Elementary Geometry 3
MONT 616 Montessori Methods: Elementary Creative Arts, Movement
and Practical Life
3
EDUC 685 Characteristics of Individuals with Emotional/Behavior Disorders 3
   
For concentration in grades 4-6:  
MONT 610 Foundations of Montessori Elementary Education 3
MONT 611 Montessori Methods: Elementary (ages 6-9) Mathematics 3
MONT 612 Montessori Methods: Elementary (ages 6-9) Language 3
MONT 613 Integrated Social Studies and Sciences 3
MONT 615 Montessori Methods: Elementary Geometry 3
MONT 616 Montessori Methods: Elementary Creative Arts, Movement
and Practical Life
3
MONT 619 Montessori Methods: Elementary (ages 9-12) Language 3
MONT 620 Montessori Methods: Elementary (ages 9-12) Mathematics 3
MONT 621 Integrated Social Studies and Sciences 3
MONT 622 Montessori Methods: Elementary (ages 6-9)
Biological and Physical Science
3
EDUC 685 Characteristics of Individuals with Emotional/Behavior Disorders 3
     
TOTAL FOR MEd DEGREE 36