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American Montessori Society: Early Childhood Education

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This program is designed for students with a bachelor’s degree. Students take courses leading to American Montessori Society certification while simultaneously working on a master’s degree. Upon completion of the Montessori courses, they will need only 6 hours to complete the master’s program. This master’s degree plan contains concentration in Montessori methods and supportive coursework in other fields, research, and evaluation.

Required for American Montessori Society Early Childhood Certification: Schedule 2017

Classes meet Monday–Friday, 9am–4pm

  • Sensory Motor Learning (ECED 5113) (3 credit hours): May 30–June 9, 2017
  • Music and Movement: August 1-2, 2017
  • Psychological Bases of Learning and Guiding Young Children (ECED 5504) (4 credit hours): June 12-23, 2017
  • Perceptual Development (ECED 5203) (3 credit hours): June 26–July 7, 2017
  • Basic Concepts of Early Math (ECED 5603) (3 credit hours): July 10–19, 2017
  • Language and Reading Development and Cultural Studies (ECED 5213) (3 credit hours): July 20-July 31, 2017 and August 3-4.

After finishing the above classes, students complete a half-internship 5 days a week in a Montessori 3–6 classroom for 9.5 months.

  • Fall Seminar (ECED 5163) (3 credit hours): 1 weekend (Friday-Sunday)
  • Spring Seminar (ECED 5263) (3 credit hours): 1 weekend (Friday-Sunday)
  • Materials Construction and Design (ECED 5022) (2 credit hours): Fall semester
  • Materials Construction and Design (ECED 5172) (2 credit hours): Spring semester
Required for Master of Education Degree
  • Methods of Research or Research and Writing (3 hrs): Fall semester or Spring semester
  • Evaluation of Young Children (3 hrs): Fall semester

For other financial aid, check with the Oklahoma City University Office of Financial Aid.###

The Montessori Program at OCU is accredited by the MACTE commission and affiliated by AMS.

Oklahoma City University, in compliance with federal laws and regulations, does not discriminate on the basis of race, sexual orientation, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability or status as a veteran in any of its educational programs, activities, policies, practices, or procedures. This includes, but is not limited to admissions, employment, financial aid, and educational services. The University also expects vendors who provide employment opportunities related to the University to observe these policies and practices.

Contact

For further information, contact:

Charlotte Wood-Wilson Director, Montessori Education Program Oklahoma City University, cewoodwilson@okcu.edu (405) 208-5372.