Montessori Coursework – Graduate

Degree: No degree is granted
Program: Montessori Coursework – Graduate
Degree Level: Graduate
Credit Hours: 21-24 credit hours
Delivery Format: Online with a required three-week in-person coursework and year-long practicum
Prerequisites: Bachelor’s degree


The Montessori graduate coursework program equips students with the foundation of Montessori education, which incorporates learning methods structured around a child’s body, mind, and soul. Teachers with Montessori expertise often find careers in private schools and in public schools.

This graduate coursework program allows students to focus on either Early Childhood or Elementary I program tracks. Coursework from the program can be applied to UNK's online master's program in Curriculum and Instruction: Montessori - Early Childhood or Curriculum and Instruction: Montessori - Elementary I. UNK also offers Montessori Early Childhood undergraduate coursework for those without a bachelor’s degree.

In-Person Coursework

Courses for the Montessori programs are available mostly online, with a required three-week in-person coursework in Omaha or Kearney, Nebraska.

Practicum

A year-long practicum must be completed at a UNK approved Montessori school. To determine if a school in your area is an approved practicum site, please contact the program director.

Accreditation and Certification

UNK's Montessori programs are pursuing accreditation as an Applicant in Good Standing with the Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education (MACTE)*.

Montessori programs do not lead to initial Nebraska teacher certification needed to begin teaching in public schools. Students pursuing certification in other states should check with their State Department of Education for certification requirements.


Required and Elective Courses

View the required and elective courses.

Program Overview

View the program overview.


How do I get started?


1. Request information about the program to learn more.

2. Apply to the program.

3. Contact UNK eCampus with any questions:

University of Nebraska at Kearney - eCampus
Phone: 308-865-8927
Email: ecampus@unk.edu


*Applicant in Good Standing status in no way determines the outcome of the accreditation decisions by MACTE.

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