- Montessori graduates are prepared to teach in public, private, Montessori and traditional schools.
- Graduate students attend full-time or part-time.
- The on-campus Lab School for ages 3-12 provides student-teaching and observation.
- The Xavier program is internationally known with teacher preparation programs in South Korea and China.
- The Montessori Institute offers professional development and school consultations onsite and online.
- Montessori teaching materials are available for purchase from the Montessori Center.
Montessori students study Dr. Maria Montessori's philosophy alongside current educational and child development practices. They enjoy broad employment opportunities with their Montessori credentials and traditional licensure that prepare them to teach in public, private, Montessori or traditional schools.
Graduate students learn to be scientific observers and facilitators, while providing an environment that is developmentally appropriate to help children grow in all areas. Their Master of Education and Montessori concentration prepare them for a range of educational programs and professional opportunities.
The on-campus Montessori lab school for children ages 3-12 continues to add grade levels and classrooms. There is a large observation room where students can view classroom activities. Some Montessori courses are taught in the lab school classrooms, providing hands-on experience for students.
Montessori teachers now can earn their Xavier Montessori master’s degree entirely online. The Xavier Montessori Institute is accepting applications for its first online cohort class to start in January 2015. You may be eligible to apply your MACTE-approved Montessori credential toward up to 12 credit hours.