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Montessori Early Childhood Teacher Education

Students will examine the six major areas of the Montessori curriculum: Practical Life, Sensorial, Language, Math, Socials, Art, Music and Movement and how they interrelate. Montessori is designed to foster learning through a holistic approach, where education takes place through movement, connects mind, body and spirit, values collaboration and unfolds through love.

This program includes practicum placement. This experience within a workplace enables Instructional staff to observe the student in a practice situation while providing the student with the opportunity to gain direct exposure to the chosen career field.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this program, the student will have developed a broad range of skills through the application and understanding of the following learning outcomes:

  • Discover Maria Montessori’s theory and vision for young children
  • Review the stimulating environment where children are free to respond to their natural drive to learn
  • Examine the six major areas of the Montessori curriculum
  • Analyze the relationship between the educator, the child and the environment
  • Measure the value of social learning and participate in active learning
  • Implement Montessori activities that promote ELF and SPICE
  • Connect nature to the learning indoor and outdoor environments
  • Value sensorial exploration and foster learning through the senses
  • Bridge the Montessori environment to the greater world environment
  • Identify the “sensitive periods” of growth to foster children’s development
  • Plan and prepare a variety of Language acquisition cards and games
  • Review the criteria for selection and presentation of DAP Montessori activities
  • Manipulate Math materials and create activity extensions
  • Connect order, coordination and concentration to Intellectual development
  • Evaluate the hierarchy of the decimal system and its functions
  • Link numbers, shapes and patterns to the real world
  • Explore continents, people, languages, foods, flags, celebrations, multiculturalism
  • Examine living and non-living things and describe life cycles
  • Classify animals and plants and collect pictures
  • Value interconnectedness in the classroom setting and extend it to the society
  • Appraise family dynamics and their significant roles in children’s learning
  • Value emerging creativity, originality, exploration and expression
  • Appreciate aesthetic beauty, which in turn can foster discovery learning
  • Examine Art and Music healing properties
  • Appraise the “process” not the “product” and it’s importance in enhancing children’s development
  • Develop a sense of guidance rather than instruction
  • Implement learning that extends beyond academic learning
  • Appraise self-education and self-evaluation
  • Construct lessons promoting imagination, creativity and expression
  • Research interconnectedness of mind, body and spirit

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Sprott Shaw College Montessori Teacher Education holds accredited status for its Early Childhood IND Montessori Teacher Education Program from the Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education (MACTE)

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