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Course summary

Our BA (Hons) Montessori Early Childhood Studies degree is the right course for you if you’re interested in working in a Montessori and Early years context. This first of its kind, this course will develop your knowledge enabling you to become a competent Montessori teacher. You’ll unpick the Montessori method of education focusing on the 3 elements of the Montessori Dynamic triangle: the child, the environment and the teacher. We’ll work together to explore the Montessori materials and the presentations that support children’s learning and development, giving them opportunity for self-direction, while you guide them on their journey to self-discovery. Focusing on Montessori’s own writings you’ll study her own theories of the secrets of childhood and on the importance of educating the children’s potential. You’ll learn from staff who are academics and qualified Montessori practitioners. During your studies you’ll reflect on child development, cosmic education, social justice, inclusion, you’ll develop your ability to critically reflect on experiences and will have a broad and balanced societal view supported by theoretical knowledge and research evidence. Over the 3 years of the course you’ll work towards achieving the core early years graduate practitioner competencies, that ensure you qualification is full and relevant for a Montessori graduate. You’ll be able to study flexibly with us, on-campus or distance learning and we’ll equip you with the knowledge and skills to enter an ever-changing early years workplace and make a difference to the children you work with. It is important to us that you graduate as a well-rounded individual, with a passion for the Montessori method and early years children. So, throughout our course we’ll provide the necessary support and tools for you to succeed. We’ll give you the opportunities to flourish as an autonomous, active learner through providing you with on-going feedback and personalised teaching approaches and resources based on learner needs, interests, and experiences.


Core Modules Year 1: Play, Health and Wellbeing. Researching Childhood. Early Childhood Graduate Competencies. Theoretical Montessori Foundations. Montessori Curriculum 1. Year 2: Embracing Diversity. Supporting Children's Learning 1:Comparing Curricula. Early Childhood Graduate Competencies. Safeguarding Children. Montessori Curriculum 2.Ruskin Module. Year 3: Children's Rights. Undergraduate Major Project. Montessori Leadership and Management. Change and sustainability in a Montessori context. Early Childhood Graduate Competencies. Interdisciplinary Perspectives.

Assessment method

You’ll be assessed using both academic and practical tasks to evaluate your knowledge and understanding. Assessment methods used will be, for example essays, professional reports, videos, and various presentation elements.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Applicants who already hold a Level 4 qualification in Montessori, could be considered for ‘Advanced Entry’ into Year 2

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250* Year 1
Scotland £9250* Year 1
Wales £9250* Year 1
Channel Islands £9250* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information 2021 international fees are to be confirmed
Montessori Early Childhood Studies at Anglia Ruskin University - UCAS