Standard 4: Exhibit 1: M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction, Montessori Specialization

Standard 4-Diversity Candidate Learning Outcomes for Advanced Teacher Education Programs.

(ACE-Learning Outcome III-Values, Ethics and Diversity)

The following Table includes the course for advanced education program and the learning outcome for the course with the focus on diversity learning outcomes from the ACE Framework only.

M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction, Montessori Specialization

Course Title

Diversity Outcome

EDTE 500– Foundations of the Montessori System of Education
  • Each student will employ culturally sensitive strategies when lecturing to parents, teachers and colleagues.
EDTE 502—Early Childhood Education
  • Each student will be able to describe the universal needs of the child that are satisfied by the family and home environment, and what needs are met by the Montessori educational environments.
EDTE 503– Anatomy, Physiology, Hygiene, Obstetrics and Nutrition
  • Each student will learn about diverse approaches to pregnancy, birth and postnatal development among other cultures and also between the Montessori educational environment and more traditional childcare settings.
EDTE 504—Creating Healthy, Safe Environments for Infants and Toddlers 
  • Each student will employ culturally sensitive strategies, taking into account the child’s family history and cultural background in both classroom matters and interaction with parents.
EDTE 507—Perceptual-Motor Development 
  • Value the child as an individual who is different from his peers. Acknowledge that the desire for exploration and classification is uniquely manifested in each child.
  • Learn to recognize the range of normal sensory perceptions in children as it relates to the early identification of physical, mental, and learning disabilities.
EDTE 505—Human Relations and Self Awareness Among Young Children 
  • Learn to value the cultural diversity of the children, including how they express themselves via social graces and everyday activities.  
  • Be given the opportunity to exchange cultural customs, greetings, traditions, and any other aspects of diversity that they will be able to incorporate into their classrooms.
EDTE 506—Observation and Teaching Practice
  • Distinguish between approaches to early childhood education as typified by traditional preschool and daycare settings versus Montessori environments.
  • Interact with a wide spectrum of children in Montessori classes, representing different cultures, languages, religions, and genders.
EDTE 511—Math and Science Curriculum
  • Come to regard mathematics as a universal language. 
  • Learn to create science experiments and other activities which take into account the natural environment and geographic location of their classroom community. 
EDTE 509—Creative Activities
  • Students will be encouraged to explore all forms of children’s artistic expression including cross-cultural instruments, songs, poetry, stories, and dance.