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If you want to know more about our bachelor’s degree with Montessori education concentration program, please see frequently asked questions below. Click on the question to expand the answer.

Admission and Financial Aid

What is the application deadline for this program?

You may apply at anytime as we have rolling admissions to the Montessori education concentration at the University of Hartford. Aim to apply at least two months prior to the start of the semester in which you'd like to enroll. Check the Academic Calendar to find out when the next semester begins.

Are there special requirements for international students?

If you are an international student, please contact Paige Bray, Director of Montessori Studies, to learn about any additional requirements that may affect you.

What are the program costs?

  • For the most up-to-date tuition costs at the University of Hartford, visit our Tuition Rates page.

  • Housing and meal plans are available, though the costs are separate from tuition. Visit our Student & Housing Fees page to learn more.

  • Your AMI training is included in the cost of tuition.

  • Books, materials, and student expenses are additional.

Is financial aid available?

Financial aid and tuition assistance is available to those who qualify. If you would like to get started with the financial aid process, please fill out a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at fafsa.ed.gov using the University of Hartford school code 001422.

For more information about tuition assistance specific to the Montessori education concentration contact Paige M. Bray, Director of Montessori Studies.

  • medmtcne@hartford.edu
  • 860.768.4553

Do I pay MTCNE for my Montessori coursework separately?

Your AMI training is included in the cost of tuition.

Curriculum

How many total credits do I need for to complete the degree and graduate?

The bachelor’s degree with Montessori education concentration program consists of 121 credits, which includes your Montessori concentration coursework. The AMI training is embedded in the program (46 credits of 121).

How long will it take me to complete the program?

The program is designed for completion in four years.  This is the design whether you complete your Montessori concentration coursework in three summers, two years part-time academic year, or the full-time academic year format.  If you choose to take your general education and elective courses part-time it will take you extra semesters to complete the program.

Can I teach in a public Montessori school in Connecticut when I graduate?

When you successfully complete  this program, you will have a bachelor’s degree with Montessori education concentration, an AMI Diploma (Primary or Elementary), and you will qualify for CT State Teaching Certificate #110, Unique Endorsement in Montessori.

If I already have a bachelor’s degree, should I enroll in this program in order to become a Montessori teacher?

This program is designed for those who do not yet have a bachelor’s degree.  You can take the AMI training as a stand-alone or combine the training at MTCNE with a University of Hartford Master of Education degree.  To learn more, visit our Master of Education with Montessori Concentration page.

Admission / Application Process

How do I apply?

  • Complete the inquiry form here

  • Complete the University of Hartford University Studies application here

  • Send your transcripts for any eligible undergraduate credit transfer from previously attended institutions to:

University of Hartford
Office of University Programs, Attn: Karen Sullivan
200 Bloomfield Avenue
West Hartford, CT 06117

  • Complete your FAFSA form as soon as possible (University of Hartford’s school code 001422)

How can I find out more?

  • Attend an information session – in person or webinar. Check here [link] for more details.

  • Complete the inquiry form here

  • Email medmtcne@hartford.edu