Overview

Overview

The level 7 BA in Montessori Education is designed for learners who wish to embark on a career in Montessori Education and Care (ECEC) for the child, birth to twelve years. It is a broad- based modular programme incorporating Montessori pedagogy and philosophy with the core knowledge and skills necessary to work in the early childhood sector.

The programme also provides training in business skills appropriate for those wishing to set up /manage a small business. Learners are required to complete a significant practicum (500 hours over the three year programme), in relevant settings.

Modules

Stage 1

    • Module 1-01: Montessori Infancy
    • Module 1-02: Montessori Emergent Curriculum 1
    • Module 1-03: Montessori and Comparative Philosophies
    • Module 1-04: Introduction to Sociology
    • Module 1-05: Health, Safety and Nutrition
    • Module 1-06: Developmental Psychology
    • Module 1-07: Academic Writing and ICT Skill
    • Module 1-08: Gaeilge and the Arts (Visual Arts)
    • Module 1-09: Supervised Practice
  • Stage 2

    • Module 2-01: Montessori: Emergent Curriculum 2
    • Module 2-02: Montessori Philosophy
    • Module 2-03: Introduction to Special Education
    • Module 2-04: Sociology of Childhood: Identity and Diversity
    • Module 2-05: Child Protection and Welfare
    • Module 2-06: Social Psychology
    • Module 2-07: National and International ECEC Policy
    • Module 2-08: Gaeilge and the Arts (Children’s Literature)
    • Module 2-09: School Placement

Stage 3 – Award Stage

    • Module 3-01: Montessori Curriculum and Competence
    • Module 3-02: Montessori and Educational Philosophy
    • Module 3-03: Special Education and Differentiation
    • Module 3-04: Sociology: Childhood in Late Modernity
    • Module 3-05: Research Methods for the Early Years
    • Module 3-06: Cognitive Psychology
    • Module 3-07: Introduction to Business Management
    • Module 3-08: Gaeilge and the Arts (Drama)
    • Module 3-09: School Placement