12 months
570 USD/credit 17100 USD/year
570 USD/credit 17100 USD/year
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As Montessorians trained in the educational philosophy developed by Dr. Maria Montessori, the faculty and staff of Xavier's Montessori Institute prepare students to be master teachers who respect and support each child's unique development within a balanced social environment. The Montessori Education program is offered at Xavier University.


The Xavier University Montessori teacher education programs grant an American Montessori Credential and Ohio Pre-Kindergarten or Kindergarten to grade 3 licensure. The programs are affiliated with the American Montessori Society and accredited by the Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education.

The graduate program in Montessori education is based on a strong foundation in child development. The program prepares the student with an understanding of Dr. Maria Montessori's philosophy in light of the education of the past and present. The Montessori curriculum courses prepare the student to teach practical life, art, music, movement, sensorial, math, language, geography, science and history.

Montessori Education program design

  • Xavier established the first graduate Montessori teacher education program in the nation in 1965 and has been a leader ever since.
  • Xavier now offers graduate and undergraduate degrees in Montessori, teacher licensing and credentialing programs, a Lab School serving preschool through age 12, and up-to-date faculty research on Montessori methods.
  • Xavier's Montessori Institute is the go-to resource for best practices in Montessori education, materials and professional development support.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • History and Philosophy of American Education
  • Foundations in E.C. Special Education
  • Organization of Education Systems in the United States
  • Educational Research
  • Educational Research Paper

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • the graduate application form
  • one official transcript sent directly from the college/university to graduate services, of all previous undergraduate and graduate course work
  • Official test scores from the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) are required starting in Summer 2020. If you have previously taken the GRE and want to have your scores sent to Xavier, please contact GRE at 1-888-GRE-SCORE.
  • three letters of recommendation
  • a professional resume
  • personal statement

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17100 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 570 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    17100 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 570 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Cincinnati

1000 - 1650 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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