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Montessori Early Childhood Education

University of Southern Maine

M.Ed.
24 months
Duration
739 USD/credit
281 USD/credit
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About

The Master of Science in Education in Montessori Early Childhood Education program at University of Southern Maine focuses on preparing professional teachers to understand the theory and practice of teaching and learning.

Overview

Through the Montessori Early Childhood Education program at University of Southern Maine, students complete all requirements for the American Montessori Society (AMS) and the Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education (MACTE) early childhood (ages 2.5-6) teacher certification and for (081) birth-5 teacher certification with the Maine Department of Education.  The coursework also allows students who complete an internship in grades kindergarten through grade 3 to apply for (029) Early Elementary Endorsement K-3.

The program is offered in collaboration with the Maine Montessori Institute located at Winfield Children’s House in Falmouth, Maine. Winfield Children’s House is an AMS accredited early childhood program serving children ages 12 months-age 6. 

The Maine Montessori Institute is a full affiliate training site of the American Montessori Society and is a MACTE accredited teacher training center. Students learn the practice of teaching through a year-long internship and explore the theoretical and research-based principles of the Montessori method and materials design by Dr. Maria Montessori.

Programme Structure

    Courses included:
  • Practical Applications of the Montessori Method for Students with Exceptionalities
  • Classroom Leadership and Environmental Design in an Early Childhood Montessori Classroom
  • Montessori Principles and Philosophy
  • Child Development, Family and Community 
  • Practical Life in the Early Childhood Montessori Classroom
  • Sensorial in the Early Childhood Montessori Classroom
  • Early Childhood Assessment and Observation 
  • Language Arts in the Early Childhood Montessori Classroom
  • Mathematics in the Early Childhood Montessori Classroom
  • Cultural Subjects -Science in the Early Childhood Montessori Classroom
  • Early Childhood Practicum
  • Early Childhood Internship
  • Research Methods and Techniques
  •  Inquiry in Education

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • Summer 2023/2026 semester entry - Priority Application deadline Jan 31, 2023. Rolling if space available.  

Language

English

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
3

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
79
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Online Application
  • Application fee: 
  • Transcripts: Official transcripts from all colleges or universities attended,  
  • International College transcripts: In addition to an official copy of the transcript, an official evaluation of college-level transcripts from a NACES approved transcript analysis agency is required 
  • Resume: Submit a resume or CV that outlines professional, volunteer, and community experience.
  • Essay: Candidates should provide an integrated essay of approximately 1,000 words that includes:
  • Recommendations: Two letters of recommendation attesting to the applicant's knowledge 
  • Formal Interview: Candidates to be interviewed will be selected on the basis of the above information. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    739 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 739 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    281 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 281 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.

Credit per hour.

Funding

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