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University of East London

Montessori Pedagogy (AMI 3-6)

UCAS Code: X110

Foundation Degree in Arts - FdA

Entry requirements


A level

B,C

Must include two passes at A2 Level

72 UCAS Points

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

MMP

UCAS Tariff

72

About this course


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Course option

2.0years

Full-time | 2021

Other options

3.0 years | Part-time | 2021

Subject

Early years teaching

Are you someone who would like to:

•Help children to find out for themselves rather than give them facts?
•Nurture curiosity?
•Pave the way for children to grow into caring and compassionate adults?
•Enable children to self-judge their ability instead of setting them tests?

Then studying for a Foundation Degree in Montessori Pedagogy (AMI 3-6) at UEL may be just the course for you! Since the course is being offered in collaboration with the Maria Montessori Institute you will also receive the teaching Diploma awarded by the Association Montessori Internationale (AMI), the organisation set up by Maria Montessori herself, to ensure the spread of authentic Montessori practice. The courses delivered by the Maria Montessori Institute have evolved directly from those first delivered by Maria Montessori and her son Mario between 1919 and 1951.
The partnership between the Maria Montessori Institute and UEL combines expertise in training highly valued Montessori teachers with an outstanding reputation in teacher education and childhood studies.

Montessori is a developmental approach to education that recognises and encourages the natural curiosity of children and their innate drive to learn. It emphasises learning by doing, along with self-expression and collaboration. Montessori-educated children are confident, creative and independent individuals, well-prepared for life. They become responsible decision makers, respectful of the needs of others and their natural environment, with a life-long love of learning.

On our course you will study in-depth Montessori pedagogy and practices for the child aged between 3 and 6. Study includes:

•Montessori Child Psychology and Child Development
•Montessori Educational Theory and Practice including the role of the Montessori Teacher and the preparation of the Montessori environment
•Observation and Teaching Practice in schools run by AMI Teachers
•Statutory Guidance for the Early Years

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£12,100
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Maria Montessori Institute

Department:

Cass School of Education and Communities (CASS)

TEF rating:
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How do students rate their degree experience?

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

100%
UK students
0%
International students
20%
Male students
80%
Female students
59%
2:1 or above
4%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
D
C

After graduation


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Teacher training

What are graduates doing after six months?

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£17,000
low
Average annual salary
95%
low
Employed or in further education
55%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

40%
Teaching and educational professionals
25%
Childcare and related personal services
9%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers

The stats above mainly cover teaching degrees for training and qualifying in primary school education. These tend to be three or four-year courses — check with course tutors about how long you will need to study to get your Qualified Teacher Status. Most graduates go into teaching roles — usually primary school teaching, so these courses have good employment rates and starting salaries. We have a shortage of teachers of all kinds, which is deepening, and whilst many of the most severe are at secondary level, the prospects for this degree are not likely to take a downturn any time soon.

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

Early years teaching

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