UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls

Montessori Teacher Education Graduate Program

Program Curriculum

The academic plan will depend on the age level certification and whether or not a master's degree is also sought.

Early Childhood (ages 3-6) Certification, 28 credits

MONT 500 Montessori Philosophy and Pedagogy, 2 cr.
MONT 710 Practical Life, Sensorial, and Preparation of the Environment, 4 cr.
MONT 712 Child Development and Observation 3 cr.
MONT 722 Language Arts and Literacy Foundations, 3 cr.
MONT 732 Cultural Arts (Social Studies and Science), 3 cr.
MONT 742 EC Mathematics 2 cr.
MONT 752 Movement and the Arts 2 cr.
MONT 762 Classroom Leadership, 3 cr.
MONT 781 and MONT 782 Practicum A and B, 2 cr. each, total 4 cr.
MONT 791 and MONT 792 Certification Projects A and B, 1 credit each, total 2 cr.

Add On Master of Science in Education, 4 additional credits

Complete the courses required above then complete the following courses:
MONT 785 Research Methods, 3 cr.
MONT 793 Plan B Paper, 3 cr. (replaces MONT 791 and 792 in Certification curriculum)

Elementary I (ages 6-9) Certification, 35-38 cr.

MONT 500 Montessori Philosophy and Pedagogy, 2 cr.
MONT 505* Overview of EC Curriculum, 3 cr.
MONT 712 Child Development and Observation, 3 cr.
MONT 724 Reading and Language Arts, 4 cr.
MONT 734 E-I Social Studies (Culture), 3 cr.
MONT 735 E-I Science, 3 cr.
MONT 744 Elementary I Math, 3 cr.
MONT 745 E-I Geometry, 2 cr.
MONT 754 Physical Education and Arts, 4 cr.
MONT 764 Elementary Classroom Leadership, 3 cr.
MONT 783 and MONT 784 Practicum A and B, 3 cr. each, total 6 cr.
MONT 791 and MONT 792 Certification Projects A and B, 1 credit each, total 2 cr.

*Required if student does not have Montessori certification in Early Childhood (ages 3-6).

Add On Master of Science in Education, 4 additional credits

Complete the courses required above then complete the following courses:
MONT 785 Research Methods, 3 cr.
MONT 793 Plan B Paper, 3 cr. (replaces MONT 791 and 792 in Certification curriculum)

Add On Elementary II (ages 6-12) Certification, 15 additional credits

Complete the Elementary 1 courses above unless the applicant is already certified to teach ages 6-9 and then complete the following courses:
MONT 726 E-II Language Arts and Literacy, 3 cr. (pending approval)
MONT 736 E-II History and Geography, 3 cr.
MONT 737 E-II Physical Sciences, 2 cr.
MONT 738 E-II Biological Sciences, 2 cr.
MONT 747 E-II Geometry, 2 cr.
MONT 746 E-II Math, 3 cr.

For More Information

Linda Jacobson, Outreach Program Manager
Emailmail
715-425-3190 or 800-228-5607

Dr. Gay Ward, College of Education and Professional Studies
Emailmail
715-425-3190