Education – Montessori

EDUC 5360 (3-3-0) Introduction to Montessori Philosophy and Observation

The MAT with Montessori specialization is designed for students who are seeking a Master of Arts in Teaching with Montessori specialization concentrations Early Childhood (2.5 – 6-year old child) and Elementary Level I (6 – 9-year old child). The course provides the student in the MAT with Montessori specialization Early Childhood and Elementary I concentration an introduction to the philosophy and rationale of all levels of the Montessori method.

Requisites: Meet the DBU Graduate School admissions requirements.

Offered: Periodically.

EDUC 5361 (3-3-0) Montessori Practical Life and Philosophy

The MAT with Montessori specialization is designed for students who are seeking a Master of Arts in Teaching with Montessori specialization concentrations Early Childhood (2.5 – 6-year old child) and Elementary Level I (6 – 9-year old child). Practical Life and Philosophy provides students in the MAT with Montessori specialization Early Childhood concentration the philosophy and rationale of the Early Childhood (2.5 – 6 years of age) Montessori practical life and presents the lessons as they relate to the Montessori practical life materials.

Requisites: Meet the DBU Graduate School admissions requirements.

Offered: Spring, Summer.

EDUC 5362 (3-3-0) Montessori Sensorial and Philosophy

The MAT with Montessori specialization is designed for students who are seeking a Master of Arts in Teaching with Montessori specialization concentrations Early Childhood (2.5 – 6-year old child) and Elementary Level I (6 – 9-year old child). The course provides the student in the MAT with Montessori specialization Early Childhood concentration the philosophy and rationale of the Early Childhood (2.5 through 6 years of age) as they relate to the Montessori sensorial materials.

Requisites: Meet the DBU Graduate School admissions requirements.

Offered:  Spring, Summer.

EDUC 5363 (3-3-0) Montessori Early Childhood Mathematics and Philosophy

The MAT with Montessori specialization is designed for students who are seeking a Master of Arts in Teaching with Montessori specialization concentrations Early Childhood (2.5 – 6-year old child) and Elementary Level I (6 – 9-year old child). This course familiarizes the student in the MAT with Montessori specialization Early Childhood concentration with the Montessori philosophy/theory and content area of mathematics, its philosophy and rationale.

Requisites: Meet the DBU Graduate School admissions requirements.

Offered:  Spring, Summer.

EDUC 5364 (3-3-0) Montessori Early Childhood Language Arts and Philosophy

The MAT with Montessori specialization is designed for students who are seeking a Master of Arts in Teaching with Montessori specialization concentrations Early Childhood (2.5 – 6-year old child) and Elementary Level I (6 – 9-year old child). This course provides students in the MAT with Montessori specialization Early Childhood concentration the philosophy and rationale of the Early Childhood (2.5 through 6 years of age) Montessori language arts and presents the lessons as they relate to the Montessori language arts materials.

Requisites: Meet the DBU Graduate School admissions requirements.

Offered:  Fall.

EDUC 5365 (3-3-0) Montessori Cultures and Philosophy

The MAT with Montessori specialization is designed for students who are seeking a Master of Arts in Teaching with Montessori specialization concentrations Early Childhood (2.5 – 6-year old child) and Elementary Level I (6 – 9-year old child). This course provides the MAT with Montessori specialization Early Childhood concentration student the philosophy and rationale of the Early Childhood (2.5 through 6 years of age) Montessori cultural and presents the lessons as they relate to the Montessori cultural materials.

Requisites: Meet the DBU Graduate School admissions requirements.

Offered:  Spring, Summer.

EDUC 5366 (3-3-0) Montessori Early Childhood Content Areas and Philosophy

The MAT with Montessori specialization is designed for students who are seeking a Master of Arts in Teaching with Montessori specialization concentrations Early Childhood (2.5 – 6-year old child) and Elementary Level I (6 to 9-year old child). This course provides the MAT with Montessori specialization Early Childhood concentration student the philosophy and rationale of the Early Childhood (2.5 through 6 years of age) and presents the lessons as they relate to the Montessori Early Childhood content areas and philosophy. Visual arts, music, movement can be used to enhance all other areas of the curriculum. A good understanding of the perceptual-motor development of the young child is essential to an Early Childhood teacher.

Requisites: EDUC 5361, 5362, 5363, 5364, and 5365.

Offered:  Fall.

EDUC 5368 (3-3-0) Montessori Child Development

This course provides students in the MAT with Montessori specialization Early Childhood concentration the philosophy and rationale of the Early Childhood (2 ½ through 6 years of age) Montessori child development and presents the lessons as they relate to the Montessori child development materials.

Requisites: Meet the DBU Graduate School admissions requirements.

Offered:  Spring.

EDUC 5369 (3-3-0) Montessori Early Childhood Classroom Leadership

The MAT with Montessori specialization is designed for students who are seeking a Master of Arts in Teaching with Montessori specialization concentrations Early Childhood (2.5 – 6-year old child) and Elementary Level I (6 to 9-year old child). This course provides the MAT with Montessori specialization Early Childhood concentration student the philosophy and rationale of the  Early Childhood (2.5 through 6 years of age) Montessori early childhood classroom leadership. Classroom organization, discipline, recordkeeping, state and local regulations, teacher/student/parent relationships, curriculum design, student observations, and action research will be the focus of the course.

Requisites: EDUC 5361, 5362, 5363, and 5364.

Offered:  Fall.

EDUC 5370 (3-3-0) Montessori Elementary Mathematics I and Philosophy

The MAT with Montessori specialization is designed for students who are seeking a Master of Arts in Teaching with Montessori specialization concentrations Early Childhood (2.5 – 6-year old child) and Elementary Level I (6 to 9-year old child). The course provides for the student in MAT with Montessori specialization Elementary Level I (ages 6-9 years old) Montessori mathematics and presents the lessons as they relate to the Montessori mathematics materials.

Requisites: Meet the DBU Graduate School admissions requirements.

Offered:  Summer.

EDUC 5371 (3-3-0) Montessori Elementary Level I Mathematics II and Philosophy

The MAT with Montessori specialization is designed for students who are seeking a Master of Arts in Teaching with Montessori specialization concentrations Early Childhood (2.5 – 6-year old child) and Elementary Level I (6 to 9-year old child). The course provides the student in the MAT with Montessori specialization Elementary I concentration the second half of the philosophy  and rationale of the Elementary I (ages 6 years of age) Montessori mathematics and presents the lessons as they relate to the Montessori mathematics materials.

Requisites: Meet the DBU Graduate School admissions requirements.

Offered: Summer.

EDUC 5372 (3-3-0) Montessori Elementary Language Arts I and Philosophy

This course provides students in the MAT with Montessori specialization Elementary I concentration the philosophy and rationale of the Elementary I Montessori Language Arts I and Philosophy and presents the lessons as they relate to the Montessori language arts and philosophy materials.

Requisites: Meet the DBU Graduate School admissions requirements.

Offered:  Fall, Spring.

EDUC 5373 (3-3-0) Montessori Elementary Language Arts II and Philosophy

This course provides students in the MAT with Montessori specialization Elementary I concentration the philosophy and rationale of the Elementary I Montessori Language Arts II and Philosophy and presents the lessons as they relate to the Montessori language arts and philosophy materials.

Requisites: Meet the DBU Graduate School admissions requirements.

Offered:  Fall, Spring, Summer.

EDUC 5374 (3-3-0) Montessori Elementary Biological Sciences and Philosophy

This course provides students in the MAT with Montessori specialization Elementary I concentration the philosophy and rationale of the Elementary I Montessori Biological Sciences and Philosophy and presents the lessons as they relate to the Montessori biological sciences and philosophy materials.

Requisites: Meet the DBU Graduate School admissions requirements.

Offered:  Fall, Spring.

EDUC 5375 (3-3-0) Montessori Geometry, Fractions, and Philosophy

The MAT with Montessori specialization is designed for students who are seeking a Master of Arts in Teaching with Montessori specialization concentrations Early Childhood (2.5 – 6-year old child) and Elementary Level I (6 to 9-year old child). This course provides students in the MAT with Montessori specialization Elementary I concentration the philosophy and rationale of the Elementary I Montessori geometry, fractions, and philosophy and presents the lessons as they relate to the Montessori geometry, fractions, and philosophy materials. Plane and solid geometry will be introduced, and all areas of geometry and fractions will include application to the real world through a variety of projects and activities.

Requisites: EDUC 5370 and 5371.

Offered:  Fall.

EDUC 5376 (3-3-0) Montessori History, Geography, and Philosophy

The MAT with Montessori specialization is designed for students who are seeking a Master of Arts in Teaching with Montessori specialization concentrations Early Childhood (2.5 – 6 -year old child) and Elementary Level I (6 to 9-year old child). The course provides students in the MAT with Montessori specialization Elementary I concentration the philosophy and rational of the Elementary I Montessori content areas and philosophy and presents the lessons as they relate to the Montessori elementary history, geography, and philosophy. The elementary student is social, and community is important to them at this   developmental level. The courses will focus on actively relating these subjects to the community of the child.

Requisites: Approval of Shelton Montessori Teacher Education Center

Offered:  Spring.

EDUC 5377 (3-3-0) Montessori Functional Geography and Philosophy

The MAT with Montessori specialization is designed for students who are seeking a Master of Arts in Teaching with Montessori specialization concentrations Early Childhood (2.5 – 6-year old child) and Elementary Level I (6 to 9-year old child). The course provides students in the MAT with Montessori specialization Elementary I concentration the philosophy and rational and presents the lessons as they relate to the Montessori functional geography and philosophy. This course focuses on concepts relating to the universe, the solar system and the earth.

Requisites: Approval of Shelton Montessori Teacher Education Center

Offered:  Spring.

EDUC 5378 (3-3-0) Montessori Elementary Content Areas and Philosophy

The MAT with Montessori specialization is designed for students who are seeking a Master of Arts in Teaching with Montessori specialization concentrations Early Childhood (2.5 – 6-year old child) and Elementary Level I (6 to 9-year old child). This course provides students in the MAT with Montessori specialization Elementary I concentration the philosophy and rationale of the Elementary I Montessori content areas and philosophy and presents the lessons as they relate to the Montessori elementary content areas and philosophy materials. The relationship of the visual arts, music, movement, and scientific experimentation can be used to enhance all other areas of the curriculum. Understanding the development of the Elementary child is essential when planning lessons and activities.

Requisites: EDUC 5370, 5371, 5372, 5373, and 5374.

Offered:  Fall.

EDUC 5379 (3-3-0) Montessori Elementary Classroom Management, Research, and Curriculum Design

The MAT with Montessori specialization is designed for students who are seeking a Master of Arts in Teaching with Montessori specialization concentrations Elementary Level I (6 – 9-year-old child). The course provides students in the MAT with Montessori specialization Elementary I concentration the philosophy and rational for management of the Elementary I Montessori classroom as it relates to the design of the room and materials, management of all aspects of the classroom, classroom discipline, record keeping, active research, child development specific to the 6 – 9-year-old child, and curriculum design and implementation.

Requisites: Approval of Shelton Montessori Teacher Education Center.

Offered:  Summer.