1 Year Post Graduate Diploma in Montessori Education

  • About Programme
  • Pre-requisites
  • Assessment Criteria
  • Course Structure
  • Teaching Practice
  • Award of degree
The Post Graduate Diploma in Montessori is designed to strengthen the prospective teachers willing to work with the young children of early years. Our Post graduate Diploma in Montessori will equip the teachers to develop the required pedagogical knowledge and skills to teach different subjects at the early years school level in the public and private sectors. It will also develop the practical knowledge of teaching so that prospective teachers develop a strong understanding of their role in education. This Post graduate diploma in Montessori education is designed to train and equip Montessori teachers with an understanding of the trends, theories and approaches necessary for the holistic development of a child , as well as hands-on techniques and strategies for teaching and engaging young learners with special focus on differentiated instruction, cooperative learning, teaching literacy and numeracy. It will also provide practice in assessment strategies and tools for very young learners, including portfolios, anecdotal notes, observations etc. Ali Institute of Education's Post Graduate Diploma in Montessori can be studied both online and on-campus , and can help the teachers to understand the lesson that corresponds with each material and to guide the child through a carefully prepared environment. This early years program equips the teachers to make children self-directed learners who can solve problems, think critically and work independently.
BA/B.Sc. (equivalent to 14 years of education) with at least 50% marks or CGPA 2.0 out of 4.0.
Apart from mid-term and end-term examinations students are continuously assessed throughout the semesters, which includes quizzes, presentations, project work, class tests, assignments and term papers.
Course Structure Overview (PGDME)
Semester 1
1- Beyond the Curriculum (School-Based Management Activities)
2- Value and Peace Education:Values, Ethics and Morals
3- Classroom Management
4- Assessment in Education
5- Introducing 21st Century Skills
6- Pedagogy
7- Educational Psychology
8- Project Based Learning
9- Art in Education
Semester 2
1- Foundations and Practices in ECE Dr. Maria Montessori: Philosophy and Methodology
2- Mathematics in ECE
3- Language and Literacy with Jolly Phonics
4- Exercises of Practical Life
5- Exercises of Sensory Development
6- Child Development and Learning Theories
7- Computer Literacy
8- Teaching Practice Preparation
9- Teaching Practice
Students are required to complete Teaching Practice during the degree programme. This Teaching Practice is based on 4 credit hours which is a compulsory part of the entire programme. One of the necessary components of the Teaching Practice is to complete a portfolio and sit through a viva.
To become eligible for the award of degree, students are required to complete the entire course along with Teaching Practice.