Xavier University Montessori Teacher Education Program

Quick Facts About the TEP

  • Full Affiliate Course Level(s): Elementary I-II,Early Childhood
  • Starting Date: August, January, and May
  • Credits Offered: Graduate/Undergraduate
  • Degrees: BA, MEd

AMS Credentials Offered

  • Elementary I (6-9 years)
  • Elementary I-II (6-12 years)
  • Associate Early Childhood
  • Early Childhood

About AMS-Affiliated Programs

AMS-affiliated teacher education programs provide comprehensive courses of study that prepare adult learners to be highly qualified Montessori educators. While each TEP is unique, with its own academic schedule and tuition, all are rigorously designed based on AMS standards, with the goal of ensuring that you will receive the necessary education for entry into practice at your chosen level. Fully affiliated course levels have received or maintained AMS affiliation by meeting all AMS standards and requirements. Those at the Applicant Affiliate level have been reviewed and accepted by the Teacher Education Action Commission (TEAC), and are awaiting approval by the AMS Board of Directors, which grants full affiliation.

About the TEP

Xavier University Montessori Institute (XUMI) has been a thought leader in Montessori education since 1965. Xavier Montessori trained teachers are in high demand regionally, nationally and internationally. Graduates enter the teaching field with the ability to teach in public and private schools with Montessori or traditional education philosophies. XUMI offers an on-campus and an online Master of Education, a Bachelor of Science degree in Montessori Education, teacher licensing, American Montessori Credentials for ages 3-6, 6-9 and 6-12, a Lab School for observation and practice with materials, and professional development services tailored for individual schools, school districts and workshops open to all.