BA (Hons) in Montessori Education (Part Time)

Programme Code NM13
Field of Study Montessori, Primary and Special Education
Type of Programme BA Honours
Type of Qualification BA Hons (HETAC level 8)
Duration 1 full calendar year (2 Semesters)
Contact hours (Provisional) Thursday & Friday 6:30-9:30pm, and Saturday 9:30-4:30pm
School Placement 7 weeks in total (scheduled)
The BA (Honours) Programme in Montessori Education is a one year course comprising of lectures, tutorials and significant independent study.  Learners complete a range of assignments, including essays, group presentations, projects and a dissertation.
In addition, they complete a School Placement module with 7 weeks of scheduled school placement periods, comprised as follows:
    • 1 week of observation in semester 1
    • 4 weeks block in a primary setting in semester 2
    • 2 week block in a special education setting in semester 2
Learners are assigned tutors at the beginning of the year and the course is managed by a Programme Director and Assistant Programme Director .


  • Module 01: Montessori: Theory and Application
  • Module 02: School Placement
  • Module 03: Dissertation
  • Module 04: Special Education in Practice
  • Module 05: Psychology of Teaching and Learning
  • Module 06: The Irish Primary School System
  • Module 07: Philosophy of Education
  • Module 08: Personal and Professional Development
  • Module 09: The Arts in Education (Elective)
  • Module 10: Gaeilge (Irish)  (Elective)

Admission Requirements:

Applicants to the BA (Hons) in Montessori Education will be required to hold SNMCI’s Level 7 BA in Montessori Education, with a minimum of a Merit 2 result


  • The BA (Hons) course is currently provided in Dublin.

Please address enquiries to:

  • Please state the name and location of the course you are seeking information on in the subject of the email.

Applications for the BA (Hons) are now open

What you will need to apply:
  • Completed application form below (BLOCK CAPITALS)
  • 2 x passport photographs, signed on back.
  • Transcript of SNMCI level 7 award.
  • Any other course awards you may have obtained.
           Higher Diploma  

Please return all completed application forms to the address below:

      St. Nicholas Montessori College Ireland,
      16 Adelaide Street,
      Dun Laoghaire,
              Co. Dublin.
*This is the address irrespective of which centre you are applying to

For transfer & progression from this course see Further Study Page

For potential employment upon completion of the course see Employment Page