Elementary I Credential (Ages 6 - 9)

Xavier awards an American Montessori Society Elementary I Credential (ages 6-9), a Master of Education degree and Ohio K-3 Pre-Kindergarten and K-3 Licensure.

Course Name Credit Hours
Total Credit Hours 54
EDFD 500 History and Philosophy of American Education 3
EDFD 505 Organization of Education Systems in the United States 3
EDFD 507 Educational Research 2
EDFD 508 Educational Research Paper* 1
EDME 551 Montessori Education: Philosophical Approach 3
EDME 563 Early Cognitive Development 3
EDME 550 Methods of Observation 3
EDME 552 Montessori Curriculum Design & Teaching Strategies I 3
EDME 556 Montessori Integration of Curriculum: Primary 3
EDME 670 Montessori Primary Practicum I 3
EDME 671 Montessori Primary Practicum II 3
EDME 553 Montessori Math & Geometry Methods 3
EDME 554 Montessori Language Arts & Reading Methods 3
EDME 555 Montessori Cultural Subjects Methods 3
EDRE 512 Reading Methods for Early Childhood 3
*EDME 570 9-12 Montessori Math I & II 3
*EDME 570 9-12 Montessori Geometry 3
*EDME 572 Montessori 9-12 History & Geography 3
*EDME 573 Montessori 9-12 Botany & Zoology 3
*EDME 574 Montessori 9-12 Physical Science 3
*EDME 575 Montessori 9-12 Language & Children's Literature 3
EDME 576 Phonics skills for Early Childhood 3
EDME 559 Community and Advocacy in Education 3
EDSP 505 Foundations in Early Childhood Special Education 3
EDRE 578 Diagnosis/Correction of Reading Disabilities 3

* - Additional required for Elementary I-II credential completion

The 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 departmental library.

Students wishing Ohio licensure for Pre-Kindergarten and K-3 must meet general education background requirements. Students may add AMS Elementary II by completing an intense summer program.