Integrative Learning Seminars
The core material and course work is presented through a series of on-line seminars where students and faculty post responses to an assigned reading (or viewing). Subsequent to the initial posting, participants comment and weave responses, searching for new insights. Quite often the authors of the required books and/or experienced scholars are available during the on-line dialogue.
The integrative seminars and course work are divided into three sections.
This includes readings from a variety of sources that set the context for a deeper understanding of the Montessori approach – science, cultural anthropology, cosmology, qualitative research, cultural history, social science and social transformation.
Experiential Learning (Practicum)
The nature of the practicum is based on the option you have chosen.
Emphasis Area students take their new knowledge and apply it in a real setting.
The teaching practicum for students enrolled in the Montessori Teacher Preparation option involves presenting lessons across all areas of study and reflecting upon what was learned from this experience. Students also explore the process of creating Montessori lessons that respond to the needs of the child. Cosmic stories form the foundation for of this work.
All students are required to complete a 150 hour experiential learning component.