Jul 16, 2019  
Xavier University Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 2018-2019 
Xavier University Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 2018-2019

Montessori Education (for No Ohio State License and No Montessori Credential), M.Ed. (Fully Online Option)

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The graduate program in Montessori education is based on a strong foundation in child development.  The program prepares the student with an understanding of Dr. Montessori’s philosophy in light of the education of the past and present. 

Admitted students earn a Master of Education with a Montessori focus while working with Montessori and education faculty who teach in Xavier’s internationally known program.

Applicants who already have a MACTE-approved Montessori credential may be able to apply it toward 12 hours of the degree.

Students are uniquely enrolled with the online degree program and complete courses within this program solely.

Xavier University is not yet authorized to provide online education in all 50 states. Please consult the state authorization site via the Xavier University site for the listing of approved states.

This program will not provide licensure in any state.

Requirements for the M.Ed. in Montessori Education online program (with no Ohio State License and no Montessori Credential)

  • Admitted students take a maximum of 33 credit hours over three semesters-or 18 months.
  • Students with a MACTE-approved credential can spread their coursework over 12 months.
  • Classes are entirely online and vary in format, including live lectures.
  • As part of an online learning community, students collaborate and share ideas such as curriculum planning, assessment, classroom management and making teaching materials.
  • Students interact closely with their professors and each other, communicating with other students from around the world.
  • Professors hold weekly virtual office hours to maintain communication and an ongoing relationship with students.


Credentialed Montessori teachers may apply up to 12 hours of their MACTE-approved credential toward the following courses: EDME 552, 557, 558, 559.

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