Montessori Teacher Education

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Program Description

Montessori Teacher Education

The graduate Montessori Teacher Education Program was created to meet the need for Montessori-credentialed teachers in Wisconsin and Minnesota. Students can earn a Montessori credential for age levels 3-6 (EC), 6-9 (E1) or 6-12 (E2) and continue on to obtain a Master of Science in Education degree. Others may take individual courses for professional development.

Choose from two Wisconsin Montessori training sites: on campus in River Falls or in Waukesha.

Who Should Enroll

K-12 licensed teachers seeking a Montessori credential to teach in private or public Montessori schools.

Persons with a bachelor's degree seeking a Montessori credential and license to teach in a public Montessori school in Wisconsin.

Persons with a bachelor's degree seeking Montessori credential to teach in a private Montessori school in states other than Wisconsin.

Key Features

Earn a Montessori credential for age levels 3-6 (EC), 6-9 (E1) or 6-12 (E2).

Weekend (academic year) and condensed (summer) format classes complemented by online instruction throughout the semesters.

Complete the credential and/or Master's degree for Early Childhood or Elementary 1 in six consecutive semesters. Elementary 2 credential requires seven consecutive semesters including three summers.

Access fully equipped Montessori classrooms.

No campus fees for classes held off campus.

River Falls program is MACTE accredited and AMS affiliated for all levels (EC, E1 and E2) through 2020.

Last updated Aug 2020

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The University of Wisconsin-River Falls is an excellent place to live and learn. The University of Wisconsin-River Falls is recognized as one of the finest universities in the Midwest. Located in River Falls, Wis., our mid sized, public university is situated on the beautiful Kinnickinnic River—just 30 minutes from Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minn. If you are looking for a friendly and supportive community with easy access to the amenities of a big city, River Falls is an excellent choice for you. Read less