Montessori Integrative Education Program (M.Ed.)

  • Program Overview

    Expand your interest in exploring and applying Montessori concepts for lifelong learning.

    The three-semester, 100 percent online, 36-credit Master of Education in Montessori Integrative Learning has options for three distinct types of students:

    1. Practitioners who wish to expand their existing knowledge and develop an area of emphasis.
    2. 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.
    3. Teachers who wish to work 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.

    Requirements for admission include an undergraduate (bachelor's) degree and written responses to questions that are part of the application process. All pertinent program and application materials are located on the TIES website.

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

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  • Curriculum

    Admission Requirements

    All candidates must apply online at:

    Applicants should submit the following to Van Loan School Admissions, Endicott College, 376 Hale Street, Beverly, MA 01915

    • Non-refundable $50.00 application fee (check made payable to Endicott College, cash or online) Application fee waived for veteran and military students;
    • Two letters of recommendation (one academic reference and one professional reference);
    • Official transcripts of all post-secondary academic work sent directly from the institution(s) including confirmation of undergraduate degree, date confirmed, and any other graduate work;
    • Essay of 250-500 words on career goals and motivation for graduate study;
    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) for all students whose native language is not English; minimum score of 550 (paper-based) or 79 (iBT) is required. The institutional code for Endicott College is 3369. Endicott also accepts an IELTS score of 6.0 or better;
    • Interview with the program director (only required for some programs)
    • All admissions requirements must be satisfied in order to be formally accepted in a degree program. Students must be formally admitted to a program before the completion of six Endicott credits.

    Requirements for admission include an undergraduate bachelor's 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 concepts for lifelong learning. All pertinent program and application materials are located on our website

    International Applicants for Graduate Admission
    Endicott College welcomes and encourages applicants from around the world. International applicants are required to hold a college or university degree equivalent to a four-year American baccalaureate degree. Educational documents in a foreign language are required to be translated into English. All transcripts and translations of transcripts must be official originals and must show courses completed, grades received, grading scale, duration of study, degree or diploma received, and the date conferred. Endicott College reserves the right to request verification of the credentials by an external agency.

    International applicants must submit current TOEFL scores when their native language is not English or when their baccalaureate transcript is not from an institution where English is the language of instruction. Once students have been admitted as degree candidates, Endicott College will send detailed instructions about the process for acquiring an Endicott-sponsored student visa.

    Program of Study

    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

    Required Curriculum

    INT 530 - Integrative Learning I-Learning Tools
    INT 553 - Exploring The Future Of Humanity I - Education and Systems 
    INT 585 - Montessori Foundation Emphasis I: Pedagogy
    INT 567 - Creativity And Research I: Observation
    INT 541 - Developing Integrative Learning Techniques II: Processing Ideas
    INT 554 - Transformative Learning I: Reflections
    INT 557 - Exploring The Future Of Humanity II - Cosmic Task of Humans
    INT 587 - Montessori Foundation Emphasis II: Questioning
    INT 568 - Creativity and Research II: Self and Other
    INT 556 - Transformative Learning II: Focus on Change
    INT 543 - Applying Integrative Learning Techniques III: Application
    INT 559 - Exploring The Future Of Humanity III - Forward Focus
    INT 589 - Montessori Foundation Emphasis III: Development of Meaning
    INT 569 - Creativity And Research III: Subject as Object
    INT 558 - Transformative Learning III: Assimilation 

    Total Degree Requirements - 36 credits

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  • Internships and Careers

    An education from the Van Loan School of Graduate and Professional Studies at Endicott College means you'll have access to premiere career resources—long after you graduate.

    Whether you're finishing your undergraduate study, adding new credentials, or working toward a new career path, you'll find resources through our Internship and Career Center to help you get where you want to go. From career advising to resume support, we're here to prepare you for your next step.

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