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:
- Practitioners who wish to expand their existing knowledge and develop an area of emphasis.
- 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.
- 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.
Program of Study
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 CurriculumINT 501 - Montessori Pedagogy I (MIL)INT 502 - Montessori Pedagogy II (MIL)INT 506 - Montessori Teaching Practicum and ResearchINT 507 - Research Oriented Observation (IL and MIL)INT 509 - Creativity and ResearchINT 510 - Montessori Master's Project (MIL)INT 511 - Peace Through EducationINT 560 - Foundations of Integrative Learning I (IL and MIL)INT 561 - Foundations of Integrative Learning II (IL and MIL)INT 562 - Whole Systems Perspectives: Theory and Application to Learning (IL and MIL)INT 565 - Perspectives on Human Change and Learning Communities
Total Degree Requirements - 36 credits
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