As Montessorians trained in the educational philosophy developed by Dr. Maria Montessori, the faculty and staff of Xavier's Montessori Institute prepare students to be master teachers who respect and support each child's unique development within a balanced social environment.
"Montessori emphasizes how children learn, rather than how we stuff learning into them." - Raymond McCoy, former dean of Xavier's graduate school, 1964
Xavier's Montessori program is affiliated with the American Montessori Society (AMS) and is accredited by the Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education.
On-campus Lab School for ages 3-12 provides student-teaching and observation.
The Xavier program has teacher preparation programs with partner schools in South Korea and China.
Core education courses are offered at five Cincinnati area locations, making it even easier for students to take courses. The locations include:
All students gain the experience and required credentials and licensure preparing them to teach in public, private, Montessori and traditional schools.
All of Xavier's teaching licensure students pass their state exams (as of 2013).
Xavier opened the first graduate-level Montessori teacher education program in the country.