Apr 13, 2021  
2015-2016 Van Loan Catalog 
2015-2016 Van Loan Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Integrative Learning, Montessori (Master of Education)

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Integrating Montessori Theory and Practice (online)

The three-semester Master of Education in Montessori Integrative Learning has four syllabus options. One enables Montessori practitioners to expand their existing knowledge and develop an “Area of Emphasis.” Another option, School Leadership, is designed for lead teachers heads of schools, and school board members as well as other individuals who are interested in advancing Montessori ideas, but may not have a Montessori teaching credential. A third option includes a course of study for working with six to twelve year olds. (This last option is designed for students who cannot attend training in-person and who do not need ‘official’ Montessori certification.) If you are enrolled in a certificate program with one of our partners you can receive credit for that training in the Master’s program. 

The program as a whole addresses an evolution of Montessori insights for the current times. It honors the contributions of Maria and Mario Montessori and explores the ways in which the radical roots of the approach are still cogent. It acknowledges that the context and content for understanding the implications of the process have grown exponentially.

Students start new collaboratives in September.  Our “all online” program embraces dialogue as the communication context. Students work in collaborative colloquia as part of an online learning community. Through 2015, our 20th year, we have reached over 400 students in 42 countries. 

Matriculation is for three semesters (18 months) and includes 36 credits. Requirements for admission include an undergraduate (Bachelor) degree and written responses to questions that are part of the application process. We are looking for self-directed learners who enjoy serious inquiry and are interested in applying and expanding Montessori concepts for lifelong learning. All pertinent program and application materials are located on our website http://www.ties-edu.org

Note: The Montessori Integrative Learning program is NOT linked to Massachusetts teacher licensure.

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

Master’s Thesis (Culminating Project)

Students complete a Master’s Project (INT 510): a compilation of all the work completed during their studies. 

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