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
A new immersion program will take students from different disciplines, such as education, health services administration, nursing and social work, into the barrio. Their mission? To simply observe, listen and later, to talk about their observations.
Think you want to be a teacher? Xavier’s undergraduate education programs are among the largest and most popular with nearly 500 students enrolled each year. Here's why.
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."
Our students leave Xavier ready to enter the job market. Early Childhood Education graduates go on to work in