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Montessori Early Childhood Practice BA (Hons)

London Metropolitan University

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Location

    Montessori Centre International

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

**Why study this course?** Our Montessori Early Childhood Practice BA (Hons) is delivered in partnership with Montessori International, which is a leading provider of early years and Montessori training. You’ll study at the Montessori Centre International located in St John’s Wood and be taught by Montessori specialists to use their teaching materials, study child development and explore contemporary early childhood practice in accordance with the Montessori philosophy and practice. Each year of the programme also offers a work placement, during which you’ll learn how theory and practice come together on a professional placement. **More about this course**Our Montessori Early Childhood Practice BA (Hon) examines the study of play, development and learning of young children focusing on Montessori philosophy and practice. On the course you’ll be introduced to historical, political and socio-cultural contexts that affect early childhood studies. You will explore range of local and international perspectives too passive with reference to children’s rights, children’s health and wellbeing, as well as pedagogical and curriculum approaches. You will also draw on disciplines such as psychology, sociology and social policy when studying child development and play.The distinct philosophy and pedagogy of Montessori practice is embedded throughout the course, with the aim of helping you to develop as a reflective practitioner who is forward thinking, responsive and ready to engage in contemporary early years discourse. You’ll also find emphasis on active learning with a gradual transition from guided study to more independent and self-directed learning. Our approach will combine face-to-face and online study to provide flexibility but also allow you to collaborate with tutors and fellow students. Our virtual learning environment will hold all key resources, including interactive workbooks, additional reading, video and text resources. It will also provide an additional source for communication with fellow students and tutors, as well as being a hub for assignment submission, formative feedback and peer review. During classes we’ll employ a variety of teaching and learning strategies, including workshop-seminars, lectures, apparatus practice in specifically equipped Montessori classrooms, guided reading, individual tutorials, independent study and opportunities for reflection on practice. In addition to our University resources, such as the Learning Centre, you’ll have access to the specialist Montessori and early years library located in St John’s Wood. You’ll also have access to a common room, where you’ll be able to discuss your lessons and practice with fellow students. Our programme is focused on workplace skills and professional practice and therefore you’ll undertake observations during your placement and complete a range of tasks and reflective exercises to improve your theoretical understanding in the context of professional practice. You’ll handle curriculum materials and make evaluations of curriculum approaches, resources and practice and reflect on techniques to promote effective interactions with parents/carers. You’ll also develop transferable skills in presenting evidence, arguments and points of view to a range of audiences through a range of media. If you have already studied with MCI and have either the former MCI International Diploma in Montessori Pedagogy, or the current MCI Diploma in Montessori Pedagogy – birth to seven (Early Years Educator), you are awarded university credits (APL) and gain direct entry to Year 2 (Level 5). Choose to study either full-time over two years, or part-time over four years.

Application deadline

15 January

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In addition to the University's standard entry requirements, you should have: a minimum of 112 UCAS points in three A-levels (or equivalent from an equivalent Level 3 qualification, eg Advanced Diploma) English Language and Mathematics GCSE at grade C/grade 4 or above (or equivalent); two references; an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.


University information

London Metropolitan University

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  • Campus address

    London Metropolitan University, Admissions Office, 166-220 Holloway Road, City of London, N7 8DB, England

You'll study in the heart of the UK's capital city, home to some of the world's biggest companies and where history and culture are found around every corner.
London Met has a hugely diverse community, with students from more than 140 different nationalities.
Its dedicated international team organises induction events and can advise on immigration issues including visas, work opportunities, family and dependants.

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  • Student satisfaction

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