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Montessori II: Practical Life, Sensory Education, Art, Music and Movement (EC/Preschool)

Course Description

This is the first of two courses that apply theory into workable teaching strategies. It begins with the design and implementation of curriculum known as practical life, or everyday living activities which guides the child’s socialization development and works with guiding concentration, coordination, independence and order for the child. Based on curriculum design guidelines this course also introduces education of the child’s sensory development which assists continued learning. Actives include children’s experiences in art, music/movement and language and number readiness curriculums. Various methods for individualizing learning and classroom management are stressed.

Prerequisite: Education X321.29, Montessori Philosophy and Pedagogy, or consent of instructor. Additional Thursday evening and Saturday meetings are only required of students pursuing one of the Montessori Certificates. Internet access is required.

  • Details
  • $425
  • January 03, 2022 to March 27, 2022
  • Delivery Mode: Hybrid
  • Reg#: 00137
  • ID/Units: EDUC X321.07  (4.50)
    ( Section 1 )
  • Quarter: WINTER 2022


Cheryll R. Ruszat, M.A. in Early Childhood Education, Early Childhood Education Specialist credential and the American Montessori Society Teacher Certification. Ms. Ruszat has been a National Commissioner for the National Association for the Education of Young Children school accreditation team, a frequent presenter at national conferences and consults for early childhood education programs. She is the Executive Director for the Montessori Schools of Irvine, one on the UC Irvine campus as well as three others in the city of Irvine, all of which are accredited by NAEYC. Ms. Ruszat has been an early childhood professional for more than 3 decades and was the recipient of the Instructor of Excellence award at UC Irvine.

Textbook Information

Textbooks for your course may be purchased from any vendor or bookseller of your choice.

No textbook information is available for this course.

Meeting Schedule

EventDateDayStart TimeEnd TimeLocationRoom
START01/03/2022Monday------Online (Access Begins)---
OL-LEC01/04/2022Tuesday6:30 PM9:30 PMZoom---
OL-LEC01/06/2022Thursday6:30 PM9:30 PMZoom---
OL-LEC01/11/2022Tuesday6:30 PM9:30 PMZoom---
OL-LEC01/13/2022Thursday6:30 PM9:30 PMZoom---
OL-LEC01/18/2022Tuesday6:30 PM9:30 PMZoom---
OL-LEC01/20/2022Thursday6:30 PM9:30 PMZoom---
OL-LEC01/22/2022Saturday8:00 AM5:00 PMZoom---
OL-LEC01/25/2022Tuesday6:30 PM9:30 PMZoom---
OL-LEC01/27/2022Thursday6:30 PM9:30 PMZoom---
OL-LEC02/01/2022Tuesday6:30 PM9:30 PMZoom---
OL-LEC02/03/2022Thursday6:30 PM9:30 PMZoom---
OL-LEC02/08/2022Tuesday6:30 PM9:30 PMZoom---
OL-LEC02/10/2022Thursday6:30 PM9:30 PMZoom---
OL-LEC02/15/2022Tuesday6:30 PM9:30 PMZoom---
OL-LEC02/17/2022Thursday6:30 PM9:30 PMZoom---
OL-LEC02/19/2022Saturday8:00 AM5:00 PMZoom---
OL-LEC02/22/2022Tuesday6:30 PM9:30 PMZoom---
OL-LEC02/24/2022Thursday6:30 PM9:30 PMZoom---
OL-LEC03/01/2022Tuesday6:30 PM9:30 PMZoom---
OL-LEC03/03/2022Thursday6:30 PM9:30 PMZoom---
OL-LEC03/08/2022Tuesday6:30 PM9:30 PMZoom---
OL-LEC03/10/2022Thursday6:30 PM9:30 PMZoom---
OL-LEC03/12/2022Saturday8:00 AM5:00 PMZoom---
OL-LEC03/15/2022Tuesday6:30 PM9:30 PMZoom---
OL-LEC03/17/2022Thursday6:30 PM9:30 PMZoom---
OL-LEC03/22/2022Tuesday6:30 PM9:30 PMZoom---
OL-LEC03/24/2022Thursday6:30 PM9:30 PMZoom---
END03/27/2022Sunday------Online (Access Ends)---