The Montessori Method
The Montessori approach to education was developed by Maria Montessori, a visionary Italian anthropologist and physician. Begun in 1907 with a small group of children in Rome, Montessori education is now implemented on six continents and has proven effective across cultural boundaries and socio-economic levels. In North America alone, there are approximately 5,000 private Montessori schools and 200 public schools offering a Montessori approach. The growth of Montessori education has created a demand for highly qualified Montessori teachers.
If you seek a viable, proven teaching alternative in education, the graduate programs in Montessori education offer opportunities to become fully trained and certified as a Montessori teacher, while simultaneously completing an advanced degree.
The Washington Montessori Institute at Loyola, an on-site certified AMI training center, and the oldest Montessori training center in North America, distinguishes Loyola as the only institution in the country to offer the combined master's degree program with complete specialty training in Montessori education.
Montessori trains teachers to recognize the natural development of each child and to respect that individuality while guiding student learning. In recent decades, Montessori education has seen enormous growth around the world and in the United States. As interest in Montessori education continues to increase, so too does the demand for qualified teachers. In today's educational climate, an advanced degree enhances opportunities for professional advancement and leadership.
Visit the Association Montessori Internationale website.