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  Jan 18, 2018
 
Xavier University Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 2017-2018 
  
Xavier University Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 2017-2018

Montessori Education (Early Childhood Program) for Ohio Four Year Resident Educator License (PreK-3) and American Montessori Society Credential Early Childhood Ages 2 1/2 To 6, B.S.


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Undergraduate Programs in Montessori Education


The philosophy of education taught in the Montessori program was researched by Dr. Maria Montessori, one of the first Italian women to graduate from medical school in Rome in 1896. Dr. Montessori’s philosophy supports the fundamental tenet that a child learns best within a social environment which supports each individual’s unique development. Multi-age grouping in each class promotes peer group learning. The children work in a prepared learning environment that is child-centered and beautifully arranged with learning materials to aid the child in their exploration of new ideas. The Montessori teacher learns to be a scientific observer and facilitator, providing an environment for children that is developmentally appropriate to help the child grow in all areas: social, cognitive, emotional, and physical.

An undergraduate degree will prepare you to practice your profession in the following ways:

  1. Public schools - Graduates are prepared to teach in Montessori public schools and traditional public schools pre-Kindergarten up to third grade.
  2. Private schools - Graduates teach in private Montessori schools (ages 2.5 - 6) nationally and internationally as well as in traditional programs up to third grade.
  3. Hospitals - Graduates are hired for special children’s programs.
  4. Child care centers - Graduates are hired as administrators of child care centers.
  5. Non-profit organizations - Graduates work in the areas of child and family advocacy.

The Xavier University Montessori Teacher Education Program is accredited by the MACTE Commission and grants an American Montessori Society Credential for Early Childhood and Elementary I students who complete all requirements also receive an Ohio Four Year Resident Educator License PreK-3.

Bachelor of Science Degree in Montessori Education


Early Childhood Education
Ohio Four Year Resident Educator License for PreK-3
American Montessori Society Credential for Ages 2 1/2 to 6 Years

Requirements for the Early Childhood / Montessori Education Major


Undergraduate core curriculum, requirements:

48 Undergraduate Core Curriculum  credit hours, include:

  • Diversity Curriculum requirement: partially fulfilled in the major with  .
  • English Composition/Rhetoric grade must be a “B” or above.
  • Mathematics grade must be a “C” or above.
  • Literature: fulfilled in the major with  .
  • CORE 100 - First Year Seminar
  • CORE 101 - First Year Co-curricular program
  • CORE 499
  • Science: must be met with physical (CHEM or   and  ) and biological (  and  ) sciences.
  • Social Sciences: included in the major requirements.
  • The ER/S Focus Elective that meets another core requirement should be chosen.

 

Major requirements:

66 credit hours, as follows:

24 hours of Ohio License requirements, as follows:

Additional Requirements:

  • A Montessori professional statement must be in the file by the end of freshman year.
  • Three letters of recommendation must be on file by the start of the sophomore year.
  • A moral character form must be on file by the start of the sophomore year.
  • Application for student teaching must be turned in by spring of junior year.
  • Application and fees for American Montessori Society Credentialing, MACTE and NAEYC must be turned in the summer before senior year.
  • State licensing exams must be taken prior to the start of internship.

Note(s):


  • A 2.700 grade point average must be achieved in all the education courses for the major.
  • All Montessori education courses must have a grade of “B” or above.

B.S. Montessori Education (Early Childhood program) with Ohio Four year resident educator License (PreK-3) and American Montessori Society Credential Early Childhood Ages 2 1/2 to 6


This block serves as a guideline for progress toward a degree. See your academic advisor.

Freshman Year


First Semester


  • ENGL 101 - English Composition
  • EDFD 110 - Human Development and Learning
  • Foreign Language I Elective
  • BIOL 130 - Intro to Life Sciences
  • BIOL 131 - Intro to Life Sciences Lab
  • THEO 111 - Theological Foundations or CORE 100 - First year seminar
  • CORE 101 - First Year Co-curricular

Total (15)

Second Semester


  • EDEL 100 - Introduction To Education
  • Foreign Language II Elective
  • Historical perspective
  • PHYS 114 - Our Universe: Physical Science
  • PHYS 115 - Our Universe: Physical Sci Lab
  • THEO 111 - Theological Foundations or CORE 100 - First year seminar

Total (15)

Sophomore Year


First Semester


  • EDEC 210 - Early Childhood Development
  • EDME 351 - Montessori Ed: Phil Approach
  • EDME 364 - Early Childhood/Mont Meth
  • MATH 201 - Foundations of Arith. -ECED
  • PHIL 100 - Ethics as Intro to Philosophy
  • Creative Perspectives

Total (18)

Second Semester


  • EDME 376 - Phonics Skills for Early Chldh
  • EDEL 251 - Instructional Technology
  • EDSP 205 - Foundations in ECSPED
  • MATH 202 - Geometry & Measurement -ECED
  • Theological Perspective elective

Total (15)

Junior Year


First Semester


  • EDME 354 - Mont Language Arts & Read Meth
  • EDME 359 - Community & Advocacy in Educ
  • EDCH 324 - Children’s Lit for Early Child
  • EDRE 312 - Reading Methods for Early Child
  • EDEL 260 - Cultural Diversity In Educ
  • CLAS 205 - Classical Lit & Moral Imagination or ENGL 205 - Literature & Moral Imagination or SPAN 205 - Hispanic Lit & Moral Imagination

Total (18)

Second Semester


  • EDME 350 - Methods of Observation of Chld
  • EDME 377 - Early Childhood Math & Science
  • EDEC 230 - Play in Early Childhood Educ
  • Philosophy Elective (3)
  • EDEL 260 - Cultural Diversity in Education
  • EDRE 478 - Diagnosis/Correct of Read Disa

Total (15)

Senior Year


First Semester


  • E/RS Focus Elective
  • EDME 366 - Mont Curr Des&Te Strat I:Ea Ch
  • EDME 473 - Mont Early Childhood Pract I

Total (12)

Second Semester


  • EDME 367 - Mont Curr Des&Te Strat II:Ea C
  • Elective
  • EDME 474 - Mont Early Chilhood Pract II
  • CORE 499 (no credit) - Reflection on XU Core

Total (12)

Scheduling Notes:


  • Consult the “Undergraduate Core Curriculum ” requirements of the Catalog.
  • E/RS Focus Elective requirement may be used to satisfy another element of the Core or the major.
  • A minimum of 130 credit hours is typically required for the degree, with 120 hours as absolute minimum.
  • An overall cumulative GPA of 2.500 is required for graduation.
  • The Diversity Curriculum Electives may be used to satisfy other elements of the core or major.

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