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Montessori Philosophy and Pedagogy

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Course Description

This class focuses on comparative child development theory from prenatal through age 6 and examines Child Development theory and early childhood education. As such it also includes a full overview of the Montessori method and philosophy of education in that context. As a specific look at the child, family and community, it provides instruction on socialization of the child from birth through early childhood and “discipline” or normalization through age appropriate activity and classroom management. It introduces a look at equity in education, diversity, special needs and the family and community influence on child development. This course can be audited for general information about Montessori education, but must be taken for a letter grade for those seeking Montessori Credential from AMS/MACTE. This class begins with a required orientation meeting for those pursuing a Montessori credential. Following orientation, this class meets on Tuesday and Thursday evenings and one Saturday monthly. Completion of the Montessori curriculum classes and a full academic year of practicum are required to become credentialed. Upon completion of the coursework, one will earn 19 quarter units from UCI Division of Continuing Education and an AMS/MACTE credential (American Montessori Society and Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education). Please Note: The age group for your studies and practicum must match the age for the credential being sought.

Prerequisite: Montessori Certification requires a full academic year of concurrent Monday through Friday internship in a Montessori/Early Childhood Program under the direct supervision of an experienced certified Montessori teacher. Internet access is required.

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You are required to attend the orientation held on Tuesday, August 29 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

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  • Details
  • $425
  • August 29, 2023 to December 07, 2023
  • Delivery Mode: Hybrid
  • Reg#: 00182
  • ID/Units: EDUC X321.21  (4.50)
    ( Section 1 )
  • Quarter: FALL 2023

Instructor


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.

Required Textbook(s):

Montessori: The Science Behind the Genius
Book - ISBN: 9780199981526
Lillard, A. S., 3 ed

Maria Montessori: A Biography
Book - ISBN: 9780201092271
Kramer, Rita, Rev. ed, Da Capo Press

Secret of Childhood
Book - ISBN: 9780345305831
Montessori, Maria, 1 ed, Ballantine Books

Discovery of the Child
Book - ISBN: 9780345336569
Montessori, Maria, 1 ed, Ballantine Books

Maria Montessori: Her Life and Work
Book - ISBN: 9780452279896
Standing, E.M., 1 ed, Plume

The Montessori Method
Book - ISBN: 9780805209228
Montessori, Maria, 1 ed, Schocken

The Absorbent Mind
Book - ISBN: 9781607960935
Montessori, Maria, 1 ed

Meeting Schedule

EventDateDayStart TimeEnd TimeLocationRoom
Lecture08/29/2023Tuesday6:30 PM9:30 PMUniversity Montessori School (Bldg 30)---
No Meeting08/31/2023Thursday------------
Lecture09/05/2023Tuesday6:30 PM9:30 PMUniversity Montessori School (Bldg 30)---
Lecture09/07/2023Thursday6:30 PM9:30 PMUniversity Montessori School (Bldg 30)---
Lecture09/09/2023Saturday8:00 AM4:00 PMUniversity Montessori School (Bldg 30)---
Lecture09/12/2023Tuesday6:30 PM9:30 PMUniversity Montessori School (Bldg 30)---
Lecture09/14/2023Thursday6:30 PM9:30 PMUniversity Montessori School (Bldg 30)---
Lecture09/19/2023Tuesday6:30 PM9:30 PMUniversity Montessori School (Bldg 30)---
Lecture09/21/2023Thursday6:30 PM9:30 PMUniversity Montessori School (Bldg 30)---
Lecture09/26/2023Tuesday6:30 PM9:30 PMUniversity Montessori School (Bldg 30)---
Lecture09/28/2023Thursday6:30 PM9:30 PMUniversity Montessori School (Bldg 30)---
Lecture09/30/2023Saturday8:00 AM4:00 PMUniversity Montessori School (Bldg 30)---
Lecture10/03/2023Tuesday6:30 PM9:30 PMUniversity Montessori School (Bldg 30)---
Lecture10/05/2023Thursday6:30 PM9:30 PMUniversity Montessori School (Bldg 30)---
Lecture10/10/2023Tuesday6:30 PM9:30 PMUniversity Montessori School (Bldg 30)---
Lecture10/12/2023Thursday6:30 PM9:30 PMUniversity Montessori School (Bldg 30)---
Lecture10/17/2023Tuesday6:30 PM9:30 PMUniversity Montessori School (Bldg 30)---
Lecture10/19/2023Thursday6:30 PM9:30 PMUniversity Montessori School (Bldg 30)---
Lecture10/24/2023Tuesday6:30 PM9:30 PMUniversity Montessori School (Bldg 30)---
Lecture10/26/2023Thursday6:30 PM9:30 PMUniversity Montessori School (Bldg 30)---
Lecture10/31/2023Tuesday6:30 PM9:30 PMUniversity Montessori School (Bldg 30)---
Lecture11/02/2023Thursday6:30 PM9:30 PMUniversity Montessori School (Bldg 30)---
Lecture11/04/2023Saturday8:00 AM4:00 PMUniversity Montessori School (Bldg 30)---
Lecture11/07/2023Tuesday6:30 PM9:30 PMUniversity Montessori School (Bldg 30)---
Lecture11/09/2023Thursday6:30 PM9:30 PMUniversity Montessori School (Bldg 30)---
Lecture11/14/2023Tuesday6:30 PM9:30 PMUniversity Montessori School (Bldg 30)---
Lecture11/16/2023Thursday6:30 PM9:30 PMUniversity Montessori School (Bldg 30)---
Lecture11/21/2023Tuesday6:30 PM9:30 PMUniversity Montessori School (Bldg 30)---
Holiday11/23/2023Thursday------------
Lecture11/28/2023Tuesday6:30 PM9:30 PMUniversity Montessori School (Bldg 30)---
Lecture11/30/2023Thursday6:30 PM9:30 PMUniversity Montessori School (Bldg 30)---
Lecture12/05/2023Tuesday6:30 PM9:30 PMUniversity Montessori School (Bldg 30)---
Lecture12/07/2023Thursday6:30 PM9:30 PMUniversity Montessori School (Bldg 30)---