UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls

Degree Requirements

Montessori Teacher Education Graduate Program

Program Curriculum

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

Early Childhood (ages 3-6) Credential, 29 credits

MONT 500 Montessori Philosophy and Pedagogy, 2 cr.
MONT 603 Inclusion in a Montessori Classroom, 1 cr. online
MONT 710 Practical Life and Preparation of the Environment, 2 cr.
MONT 711 Montessori Child Observation, 1 cr.
MONT 712 Child Development, 2 cr.
MONT 722 Early Childhood Literacy Foundations, 3 cr.
MONT 732 Early Childhood Social Studies and Science, 3 cr.
MONT 740 Sensorial, 2 cr.
MONT 742 Early Childhood Mathematics, 2 cr.
MONT 752 Early Childhood Music, Movement and the Arts 2 cr.
MONT 762 Early Childhood Leadership and Classroom Management, 3 cr.
MONT 783 Practicum A, 3 cr.
MONT 784 Practicum B, 3 cr.
MONT 791 Montessori Certification Project A, 1 cr.
MONT 792 Montessori Certification Project B, 1 cr.

Add On Master of Science in Education, 3 additional credits

Complete the courses required above then complete the following courses:
MONT 785 Research in Montessori Education, 3 cr.
MONT 793 Final Research Paper, 2 cr. (replaces MONT 791 and MONT 792 in Credential curriculum)

Elementary 1 (ages 6-9) Credential, 38-41 credits

MONT 500 Montessori Philosophy and Pedagogy, 2 cr.
MONT 505* Early Childhood Curriculum Overview, 1 cr.
MONT 603 Inclusion in a Montessori Classroom, 1 cr.
MONT 705 Great Lessons, 1 cr.
MONT 711 Montessori Child Observation, 1 cr.
MONT 712 Child Development, 2 cr.
MONT 724 E1 Literacy and Language Arts, 4 cr.
MONT 734 E1 Social Studies, 3 cr.
MONT 735 E1 Science, 3 cr.
MONT 744 E1 Mathematics, 3 cr.
MONT 745 E1 Geometry, 2 cr.
MONT 754 Elementary Music, Movement and Arts, 2 cr.
MONT 763 Elementary Classroom Management, 2 cr.
MONT 764 Elementary Classroom Leadership and Practical Life, 2 cr.
MONT 783 Elementary Practicum A, 3 cr.
MONT 784 Elementary Practicum B, 3 cr.
MONT 791 Montessori Certification Project A, 1 cr
MONT 792 Montessori Certification Project B, 1 cr.

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

Add On Master of Science in Education, 3 additional credits

Complete the courses required above then complete the following courses:
MONT 785 Research in Montessori Education, 3 cr
MONT 793 Final Research Paper, 2 cr. (replaces MONT 791 and MONT 792 in Credential curriculum)

Add On Elementary 2 (ages 6-12) Credential, 15 additional credits

Complete the Elementary 1 courses above unless the applicant is already credentialed to teach ages 6-9 and then complete the following courses:
MONT 726 E2 Language Arts and Literacy, 3 cr.
MONT 736 E2 History and Geography, 3 cr.
MONT 737 E2 Physical Sciences, 2 cr.
MONT 738 E2 Biological Sciences, 2 cr.
MONT 746 E2 Mathematics, 3 cr.
MONT 747 E2 Geometry, 2 cr.

For More Information

Linda Jacobson,  Program Manager
Email
715-425-3190