Jul 21, 2019  
Xavier University Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 2018-2019 
Xavier University Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 2018-2019

Montessori Education (for Ohio Four year resident educator License PreK-3 and American Montessori Society Elementary I Credential - Ages 6-9 and Elementary II Credential - Ages 9-12) M.Ed.

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Students can add the Elem. II  credential and an OH Generalist Endorsement for Grades 4- 5

Master of Education Degree in Montessori Education

The Xavier University Montessori teacher education programs grant an American Montessori Credential and an Ohio Pre-Kindergarten or Kindergarten to Grade 3 Resident Educator licensure.  The programs are affiliated with the American Montessori Society, and accredited by the Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education.

The graduate program in Montessori education is based on a strong foundation in child development. This allows students the option of teaching in a public or private Montessori school, as well as in a traditional public or private school. The program prepares the student with an understanding of Dr. Montessori’s philosophy in light of the education of the past and present. The Montessori curriculum courses prepare the student to teach practical life, art, music, movement, sensorial, math, language, geography, science and history. Child development is emphasized in courses EDME 563, 559, 550 and is an integral part of all of the courses.  An Ohio four year resident educator licensure for Pre-K-3, and American Montessori Society Early Childhood and Elementary credentials are available within the master’s degree. Those holding a master’s degree may obtain certification by planning a post-master’s program with the director of the Montessori teacher education program.

Go to http://www.xavier.edu/montessori-grad/admission.cfm to reference admission requirements.

Requirements for the M.Ed. in Montessori Education (with Ohio Early Childhood License Pre-K and K-3 and with American Montessori Elementary I Credential – ages 6-9 )

Adding Elementary II to an Elementary I Credential:

Students may add A.M.S. Elementary II by completing the coursework listed below.  Students may add an Ohio Generalist endorsement for grades 4-5 by completing the Elementary II coursework, additional licensing exam, and online Middle Childhood development course.

Generalist Endorsement Requirements:

  • Current P-3 Ohio License
  • One credit hour online course: Middle Childhood Transitions, Development, and Management
  • Passing score on the Ohio Assessments for Educators Elementary Education/018 (Subtest I) and Ohio Assessments for Educators Elementary Education/019 (Subtest II)

Additional Requirements:

  • Student must complete BCI/FBI background checks in the first semester and each subsequent academic year.
  • Application for student teaching must be turned in by the semester prior to internship.
  • Application and fees for American Montessori Society Credentialing, MACTE and NAEYC must be turned in prior to the start of internship.
  • State licensing exams must be taken the first semester of internship year.


  • Students seeking Ohio Resident Educator’s Licensure for P-3 must meet general education background requirements.

*    Must be completed before beginning your practicum.

**   Courses taken during practicum.

***  The educational research paper (

 / ) should be completed in the area of early childhood education and an approved copy of the completed paper submitted to the director of the program for the department library.


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