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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Breakthrough Chinuch | Evaluated Learning Experience

Fundamentals of the Montessori Method (EDU200)


35 hours (13 weeks). 

Breakthrough Chinuch, Monsey, NY and other approved instructional sites.

November 2018 - December 2023.  

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course students will be able to: describe the history of the Montessori movement and the influences which contributed to the development of her theory; define and explain Maria Montessori’s vision of the child and the world through her writing; analyze and illustrate core principles of the Montessori method; report and critique application of the Montessori method; and identify and explain points of integration between the Jewish view of the child and the Montessori model.


The course examines the history and philosophy of the Montessori Method, and the application of these revolutionary ideas in early childhood education. The course provides an in-depth study of the core principles of the Montessori method. Prerequisite: Teaching experience or instructor approval.

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category OR in the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Montessori Education, Early Childhood Education, or as an elective in History (11/18).