Master of Education with Montessori Concentration (MEd)
Our online Master of Education with a Montessori Concentration (MEd) is the only program in the Northeastern United States that combines Association of Montessori Internationale (AMI) teacher training with a graduate degree. The program is a partnership between the University of Hartford and the Montessori Training Center Northeast (MTCNE).
Our Montessori concentration courses recognize the strength of Montessori education and the rigorous preparation of Montessori teachers. Through our unique partnership with MTCNE, students can deepen their knowledge of Montessori methods through practical interaction with public school curriculum and contexts.
The coursework is fully online, though students complete all Association of Montessori Internationale training face-to-face. No summer residency is required.
Program Options and CurriculumWe offer two graduate education degrees with concentrations in Montessori that utilize AMI training to award University credits at a significantly reduced partnership rate:
- The Master of Education in Early Childhood with Montessori Concentration combines the AMI Primary Diploma Course with graduate classes in early childhood education. AMI training translates to 15 University credits with an additional 18 credits needed to earn the master's degree.
- The Master of Education in Elementary Education with Montessori Concentration combines the AMI Elementary Training Course with graduate classes in elementary education. AMI training translates to 16 University credits, with an additional 21 credits needed to earn the master's degree.
Each results in a unique graduate degree with a focus in Montessori philosophy and pedagogy and evidence-based, public school practices for preschoolers through upper elementary-age students.
What sets us apart
- High-quality training and professional development within a community of vibrant public and private Montessori schools.
- Opportunities for qualitative and quantitative research in Montessori education with faculty mentors.
- Online mode of instruction allows for convenient, self-directed study. No specific login times are required; you can access the program from anywhere in the world.
- Three opportunities to begin the program-- fall, spring, or summer. You can begin the program with your AMI training or after completion of your AMI training.
- This affordable program translates AMI training into Montessori course credits at a significantly reduced "partnership rate" of $100 per credit hour.
Graduates of both programs can apply for a Connecticut State Teaching Certificate with a Montessori Unique Endorsement #110, allowing them to practice in public Montessori schools.
For More information
- Checklist: Matriculation to graduation
- Montessori glossary of terms
- Attend an upcoming information session about the program
- If you would like to speak with a Montessori Concentration graduate, please contact our Montessori partnership liaison at firstname.lastname@example.org.