Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction

Specialization in Montessori Education

Department of Learning and Teaching

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Program Overview

Please note that this program is not accepting applications for admission. Students interested in becoming teachers should consider the Master's Credential Cohort program.

This program, in partnership with the Montessori Institute of San Diego, is designed for educators interested in becoming Montessori trained and earning an Association Montessori Internationale (AMI) diploma, or for those interested in increasing their pedagogical understanding of the principles behind Montessori education. The program includes observation and fieldwork in homes and AMI infant, toddler and primary classroom settings. Coursework includes a focus on parent and community education, as well as the design, implementation, analysis and publication of original research on the effectiveness of different pedagogical practices in Montessori classrooms.