Montessori Elementary Credential Program Prerequisite
The Foundation Course focuses on the historical and philosophical foundations underlying Montessori pedagogy. Emphasis is placed on the characteristics and development of Montessori early childhood learning environments that provide the foundation for the elementary years. Topics include the evolution of the Montessori approach, developmental stages in learning, and the rationale behind the Montessori prepared environment.
A blended e-learning model is utilized that includes a combination of face-to face facilitated learning seminars and computer-mediated instruction that integrates guided reading, video viewing, and learning/task analysis assignments.
Acceptance into the elementary credential program is contingent upon successful completion of the Foundation Course.