Learn Montessori from the pros. As the nation's leader in Montessori teacher education, Xavier knows how to make sure you're ready for the thrills and rewards of a Montessori classroom. From pink tower geometry and sandpaper letters to exploring the mysteries of the universe, you'll enjoy teaching as much as your pupils will enjoy learning.
Montessori graduates pass the Ohio Assessment for Educators PK-3 and Early Childhood Education tests.
Montessori education is based on the idea that the best learning happens in supportive, experiential environments. Our well-rounded curriculum prepares you to teach practical life, art, music, movement, sensorial, math, language, geography, science and history in meaningful ways.
Study abroad in a special summer program in Italy to see Casa Di Bambini, the school where Dr. Maria Montessori launched her world-renowned method.
Montessori education graduates aren't just qualified to teach in private and public schools. They also work for special children's programs in hospitals, or become childcare center administrators.
See how Montessori education works firsthand in our on-campus Montessori Lab School, founded in 1966. Head teachers in the Lab School are credentialed by the American Montessori Society (AMS) and licensed by the State of Ohio.
A double major/dual license gives you with the ability to meet the needs of today's children. The Montessori approach and Special Education program give you the tools to support teaching for a diverse community.
You'll be certified as a Montessori teacher, traditional teacher and Early Childhood Intervention Specialist.
School districts in southwest Ohio and northern Kentucky partner with us
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Hours of field experiences earned in urban, suburban and rural schools
Cincinnati’s first Poet Laureate was a whiz-bang student from eastern Kentucky who left high school early to enroll at Antioch College’s campus in Beckley, W. Va. By the time Pauletta Hansel came to Xavier to study Montessori teaching, she was already writing poetry with the Southern Appalachian Writer’s Cooperative and working at a Montessori preschool. She says she's "still a Montessori teacher in a lot of ways."
The School of Education is second only to the School of Nursing in numbers of students. What makes Xavier the destination of choice for teaching is also what makes Xavier the choice for so many other degrees—a focus on experiential learning.
Kathleen Farfsing could not believe what she was hearing. The workshop on how Montessori techniques open windows in the minds of people with dementia made so much sense, but it brought her so much pain as she recalled how her father declined rapidly in his failing state and then was gone forever. “I just sat in the back and cried,” she says.
Our students leave Xavier ready to enter the job market. Early Childhood Education graduates go on to work in