Jul 20, 2024  
2011-2012 School of Graduate and Professional Studies Catalog 
    
2011-2012 School of Graduate and Professional Studies Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Master of Education with Montessori Focus: Early Childhood


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The Master in Education with Montessori Focus is available to students who are accepted into the Northeast Montessori Institute for Montessori certification in Early Childhood Education and who wish to simultaneously complete a master of education program.

Northeast Montessori Institute (NMI) trains adults to be Montessori teachers in Early Childhood Education. NMI is affiliated with the American Montessori Society, and is accredited by the Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education. Students participating in this dual-credential program will receive a Montessori certificate from the American Montessori Society as well a Master of Education from Endicott College.

Students enrolled in this program develop a philosophical and practical foundation in Montessori practice. Montessori educational theory and practice is integrated through supervised teaching/learning experiences.  The master study includes clinical studies, periods of observation and internalization in an 18-month program that is conducted through both on- and off-site coursework.

Note: The Master of Education with Montessori Focus in Early Childhood is NOT linked to Massachusetts teacher licensure.

Comprehensive Evaluation

Students complete a Master’s Thesis as a culmination of their studies.  The thesis is designed to integrate and demonstrate knowledge of Montessori philosophy through a student’s particular area of interest.
            
  Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the program students will:
•  Articulate a deep understanding of Montessori integrative learning in written and oral exposition.
•  Apply what is learned in an experiential context.
•  Develop awareness of the social context and implications of the student’s area of emphasis.
•  Develop the ability to participate in a learning community and the personal development derived from collaborative experience.
•  Understand technology as an integral part of the education environment.

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