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Montessori Early Childhood Studies

Entry requirements


GCSE/National 4/National 5

5 GCSEs at grade C, or grade 4, or above, including English.

UCAS Tariff

88

from two A-levels or equivalent

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Early childhood studies

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.

Modules

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 methods

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.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Chelmsford Campus

Department:

School of Education and Social Care

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

90%
high
Early childhood studies

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Childhood and youth studies

Teaching and learning

95%
Staff make the subject interesting
95%
Staff are good at explaining things
95%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
90%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

67%
Library resources
95%
IT resources
86%
Course specific equipment and facilities
86%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

97%
UK students
3%
International students
2%
Male students
98%
Female students
94%
2:1 or above
7%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
D
B

After graduation


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Health and social care

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£27,500
high
Average annual salary
98%
med
Employed or in further education
92%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

94%
Welfare professionals
2%
Health professionals
2%
Business, finance and related associate professionals

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Health and social care

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£27k

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