Foundation Degree in Montessori Early Childhood Practice

Montessori Centre International

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  • Level 5
  • College Higher Education
  • Childcare
  • Distance Learning
  • Teaching
  • W1 remove
  • London remove

Students who complete the course successfully will receive a Foundation Degree in Montessori Early Childhood Practice awarded by London Metropolitan University. The Foundation Degree is offered full-time over two years to new entrants. Full time students attend MCI 2 or 3 days per week and are in Professional Placement in a Montessori setting 2 days per week.

Applicants who hold the former MCI International Diploma in Montessori Pedagogy or the current MCI Diploma in Montessori Pedagogy – Birth to Seven (Early Years Educator) are awarded 120 university credits (APL) at Level 4 and gain direct entry to Year 2 (Level 5).

  • Study full-time over 2 years – 3 days at MCI London College
  • Blended Learning for Direct Entry students from September 2017 –  a mixture of face-to-face and online tuition
  • 2 days in an  approved Montessori setting on Professional Placement
  • Meets Early Years Educator criteria
  • Eligible students can apply for a range of support from Student Finance England
  • Option to progress on to a BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies
  • Direct Entry to Level 5 (Year 2) for MCI Diploma Graduates 
  • Validated by London Metropolitan University

Who is this course for?

This course is for those wanting to start a career in Montessori education and wish to study further towards a degree level qualification.

Why study this course?

This course was developed to provide a degree level qualification for the Montessori community with scope to develop as graduate leaders and Early Years Teachers.

More about the course:

This course is delivered at MCI* and is validated by London Metropolitan University. Taught in small groups by Montessori specialists you will learn how to put Montessori knowledge and skills into practice working with young children.

Skills and experiences gained:

Montessori Centre International employability and work-based learning is a key aspect of the course. Full time, new entrants will learn how theory and practice work together while on professional placement. You will learn how to use the Montessori teaching materials and will study child development, observation and contemporary early childhood practice. At Level 5 you will be able to extend your understanding of Montessori philosophy and practice through critical analysis and further work based learning.

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