Bachelor's Degree with Montessori Education Concentration
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Bachelor's Degree with Montessori Education Concentration

Our Montessori concentration courses recognize the strength of Montessori education and the rigorous preparation of Montessori teachers.

The bachelor's degree with Montessori education concentration gives students the opportunity to earn an undergraduate degree with an Early Childhood or Elementary Montessori concentration. University of Hartford Education degree programs prepare candidates for entry-level teaching positions to roles in higher education. The teacher preparation programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels are grounded in standards-based curricula that provide teacher candidates with relevant coursework in teaching and learning that leads to certification in specialized programs.

The bachelor's degree with Montessori education concentration pairs the University of Hartford’s curriculum with Association of Montessori Internationale (AMI) teacher training, putting students on course to earn an internationally-recognized AMI diploma by the time they graduate. The program is a partnership between the University of Hartford and the Montessori Training Center Northeast (MTCNE), an AMI-teacher training center managed by the Capitol Region Education Council (CREC).

Our Montessori concentration courses recognize the strength of Montessori education and the intensive preparation of Montessori teachers. Through our partnership with MTCNE, students can deepen their knowledge of Montessori methods through practical interaction with public school curriculum and contexts.

PROGRAM OF STUDY: bachelor's degree with montessori education Concentration

Candidates complete 43 credits of general education coursework, which include credits in the humanities and arts, natural sciences and social sciences. These provide a solid educational basis and meet the general education requirements for Connecticut State Teaching Certification. In addition, thirty-one credits of elective classes offer opportunity for further content area study and education courses. Candidates also complete 46–48 Montessori concentration credits in either:

  • Montessori at the Primary Level (ages 3 to 6)

  • Montessori at the Elementary Level (ages 6 to 12)

Courses are offered during the fall, spring, and summer semesters to facilitate steady progress towards degree completion. The Montessori concentration credits are completed on campus at the University of Hartford through AMI training by MTCNE. Many of the general education and elective courses can be completed online.

Association Montessori Internationale Training At Montessori Training Center Northeast

To earn the Montessori education concentration, students will complete the equivalent of one year of AMI teacher training at the Montessori Training Center Northeast located at the University of Hartford in Hartford, Connecticut. This training is delivered in person and requires residency. AMI training includes lecture, practice with materials, readings, papers, albums, four observation weeks, four to six practice weeks, written exams, and oral exams as the individual delves into Montessori education.

There are three Montessori format options:

  • Academic year
  • Part-time academic year
  • Three summers

Upcoming MTCNE Courses available to Montessori bachelor’s degree students:

Primary
September 2017–May 2018
4-day a week course, Tuesday–Friday running from 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m

Elementary
September 2017–June 2019
3-day a week course, Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday

Primary
Three summers format–June 2018, 2019, and 2020
5-day a week course, Monday–Friday running from 8:30 a.m.4:30 p.m.

Elementary
Three summers format–June 2019, 2020, and 2021
5-day a week course, Monday–Friday running from 8:30 a.m.4:30 p.m

Course schedules may also be found on the MTCNE website.