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Graduate Catalog

EDUC 6140

Foundations and Theories of Montessori Education

Credits: 3 cr.

Course Description:
This course provides the historical and philosophical foundations for understanding Montessori's view of human life and development: physical, intellectual, emotional, social and spiritual.

The course focuses on the philosophical and educational theories that provide the basis of the Montessori method, and includes the history of the method and how the principles evolved. Basic principles explored also include cosmic education, curriculum theory, Montessori classroom management, child development, the prepared environment and the preparation of the teacher.

This is a blended course combining online instruction with face-to-face instruction.