Master of Education in Montessori Education


Practicum Application

Montessori staff members arrange for students to participate in two semesters of practicum in an accredited American Montessori School. Application must be made for a practicum. The following documents must be on file in the office of Montessori education before beginning your practicum:

  • Practicum application including an updated resume, personal essay and philosophy paper
  • Three recommendation letters regarding student/internship adequacy
  • Signed Moral Character form and current FBI and State of Residence Agency background checks
  • Signed statement that you have read the practicum handbook and additional signatures acknowledging responsibilities, testing and fee requirements
  • Other forms as required
  • AMS and MACTE Adult Learner Fees ($406 subject to change)

The program is accredited by the Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education and affiliated with the American Montessori Society. When you complete your practicum and course work you must apply for state license through Xavier's department of education.


XU Montessori Program CT Practicum Handbook


Post Practicum

The student who elects to complete a master's in education and not participate in the practicum may apply for the practicum after the completion of the Master of Education degree. Those who wish to add American Montessori Elementary II Certification must meet with the director of the Montessori program.