MA Education with Montessori

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Develop your early years Montessori practice and professionalism and advance your knowledge of young children’s learning on one of the first Montessori Master’s degrees in the UK.
A Montessori education program is an increasingly recognised approach to early childhood learning and development. It is a child-led method of learning that despite being more than a century old as a philosophy, is only recently becoming a considered educational approach for the developing of skills and learning in young children.

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Through the exploration of areas of Montessori in early childhood education and care you’ll enhance your research skills and be one of the first Montessorians to hold a Montessori Master's degree.  You'll be an active learner developing skills at Masters level to enable you to share your knowledge and develop others.

The unique design of our course will give the opportunity to develop your own learning journey through optional module choices in Trimester 2, making your MA journey truly unique.

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With strong links to Local Authorities and schools, we’re experienced providers of in-house training for schools and academies locally, nationally and internationally. Our Education courses are practice-focused and relevant to today’s classroom.


Our MA Education with Montessori course will support you, as a current educational professional, to develop your expertise in Montessori as well as your professional practice for progression in management, mentoring, curriculum design, lecturing and consultancy. If you are an early career teacher you could progress to become a specialist coordinator.

As a teacher at at any level, or a leader or manager within the educational system, it will provide you with important continuing professional development, improving your  transferable skills (including independent and team work, verbal and written communication, critical and creative thinking, presentation skills,  research and project management, and self-confidence) as well as giving you a higher level award for your CV, and a deeper knowledge of the educational sector.

This course can also be the first step towards working in research or university lecturing.  When you graduate, you might choose to progress to doctoral studies, such as our School of Education PhD.

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