Undergraduate BA (Hons)

Montessori Education 0-12 Years (Accelerated Degree)

Specialise in Montessori education and prepare for a fulfilling career working with children on this two-year course.

Montessori Education 0-12 Years (Accelerated Degree)

Course Overview

  • Institution code

  • Main location

    Distance Learning
  • Attendance

  • Duration

    2 Years
  • Start date

    27 Aug 2024

Adopt a critically reflective and child-centred approach to teaching and working with children. You’ll earn a degree in two years and be primed to undertake a qualification to achieve Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).

As part of this course, you’ll:

  • Gain an understanding of the challenges, complexities, and rewards of Montessori primary education 
  • Develop your professional identity as an emerging Montessori practitioner, working with children across the 3-11-year age range
  • Understand how children learn from a psychological, philosophical and sociological perspective
  • Observe Montessorian practice and develop your own professional approach to teaching and learning
  • Develop models of best practice by creating inclusive, favourable and enabling environments

This course is ideal if you’re looking for a career change, particularly if you’d like to become a primary school or Montessori teacher. 

Achieving QTS 

You’ll obtain an undergraduate degree in two years, enabling you to apply for a School Direct or other postgraduate course in order to achieve QTS. Our ties with local schools mean that we can fully prepare you for your School Direct or Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) interview.

Join a global community

You'll engage in a global, online community through a range of lectures, seminars and independent study. This course will enable you to work with colleagues from around the world through our online, distance learning provision. Your research will explore a variety of issues and theories relating to primary or early years education. You’ll join a community of like-minded peers and teaching experts from the Carnegie School of Education. Our specialist team draws together academics and practising professionals from the International Montessori Institute.

Your professional practice

On this course, you’ll also undertake professional practice in a setting local to you. This experience will inform your learning and provide the opportunity for you to apply your knowledge and develop your confidence, planning and teaching skills.

We have partnered with the Montessori St Nicholas Charity, schools, settings and institutions to ensure your learning is informed by the very latest practices. The partnership will offer the opportunity to plan your own cross-curricular lessons and teach children.

For course news and updates, and to join the discussion, visit the International Montessori Institute Twitter page.

Why study Primary Education Accelerated Degree (Montessori) at Leeds Beckett University...

  1. Learning linked with experiences in primary schools and specialist settings
  2. Professionally experienced expert teaching team
  3. Designed to prepare you for a teacher training postgraduate qualification
  4. Focus on the whole primary phase of education

Montessori Education Your questions answered

BA (Hons) Montessori Education (0-12) Your questions answered