Studies in the Montessori Method of Education
Time of Day
Part Time
12 months and 8 Saturdays

Course Description

Six FETAC Level 6 Component Certificates

Course Syllabus - Montessori Theory and Practice
  • Montessori history
  • Montessori Theory
  • Absorbent mind
  • Sensitive periods
  • Child development
  • Observation
  • The child
  • The prepared environment
  • The directress/director
  • Concrete to abstract
  • Normalisation
Course Syllabus - Practical Life Execises
  • Exercises in elementary movement
  • Exercises in care of the environment
  • Exercises in care of the person
  • Exercises in grace and courtesy
  • Principles and use of the Montessori practical life materials
Course Syllabus - Sensorial Exercises
  • Rationale and techniques necessary to ensure development of sensory growth
  • Introduction of materials in sequential order with emphasis on the three-period lesson, sensory perception, repetition, control of error and language
  • Distinct training in presentation techniques
Course Syllabus - Mathematics
  • Teaching the basic skills of mathematics using hands-on materials
  • Developmental procedures from the sandpaper numerals through the decimal system and the operations of arithmetic
  • Number quantity and symbols
Course Syllabus - Language Exercises
  • The analysis of language as spoken and written communication
  • Rationale for the sensory-motor involvement with emphasis on the sequence of skills to be developed to assist the child's natural growth towards effective spoken and written communication
  • Phonetic analysis, initial writing,handwriting skills, and beginning grammer skills are taught as a foundation for total reading
Course Syllabus - Culture Exercises
  • History
  • Geography
  • Biology
  • Distinct training in presentation techniques

College of Progressive Education Certificate in the Montessori Method of Education.

College Certificate covering the following modules:

  • Montessori Theory and Practice
  • Practical Life Exercises
  • Sensorial Exercises
  • Mathematics
  • Language Exercises
  • Culture Exercises
Who should participate in this course?

The course is suitable for learners who wish to take up a role teaching children, in the age range 3-6, through the Montessori Method of Education and who already have a FETAC level 5 or Level 6 Major award.

General Aims
  • To provide learners with a detailed understanding of the Montessori Method of Education applicable to children in the age range from (3-6)
  • To prepare learners for taking up a role in a montessori setting working with children in the age range (3-6)
Entry Requirements

Learners are required to have a pass Leaving certificate or equivalent and be over the ages of 18.


This course will be run in the following locations:

  • Cork
  • Donegal
  • Dublin - Blackrock
  • Dundalk
  • Longford
  • Navan (outreach tuesday & Thursday mornings)
  • Tralee
  • Waterford
Work Experience

Learners must complete a minimum of 40 hours working in a Montessori setting with children in the age range of (3-6).  Work experience may be undertaken in a paid or voluntary capacity.

Assessment Method

Continous assessment of course work including projects, teaching manuals and assignments

Further Studies
  • Level 7/8 Degree in Montessori in a third level College
  • Therapeutic Play FETAC Level 6 Component Certificate
  • Creche Management
Career Options

Assistant Montessori Teacher for children in the age range 3-6 years in a Montessori School or crèche or playgroup.

This is also an internationally recognised qualification and you will be able to travel abroad and use your skills throughout the world. In this regard your teaching manual will be invaluable in demonstrating the standard of work you have achieved.

Open and run your own Montessori School for children in the age range 3-6 years provided you also have a FETAC Level 5 or 6 in Childcare.


8 months and 8 Saturday Seminars

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Start/End date
from 20-02-2013
College Certificate
Qualification Type
College Certificate
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Related Categories:
Education/Training , Childcare
Related Locations:
Online / Distance , Carlow , Cavan , Clare , Cork , Donegal , Dublin City Centre , Dublin North , Dublin South , Galway , Kerry , Kildare , Kilkenny , Laois , Leitrim , Limerick , Longford , Louth , Mayo , Meath , Monaghan , Offaly , Roscommon , Tipperary , Waterford , Westmeath , Wexford , Wicklow

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