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Earn Your Master of Education with Montessori Concentration Completely Online.
The only program located in the Northeastern US, with an international reach combining Association of Montessori Internationale (AMI) teacher training with a graduate education.
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Learning Online at Hartford
The Master of Education with a Montessori Concentration (MEd) is a partnership between the University’s College of Education, Nursing and Health Professions (ENHP) and the Montessori Training Center Northeast (MTCNE). Through this unique partnership, students can deepen their knowledge of Montessori methods through practical interaction with public school curriculum and contexts.
Our Montessori partner, the Montessori Training Center Northeast (MTCNE), is a recognized AMI-teacher training center managed by the Capitol Region Education Council (CREC) in Hartford, Connecticut. CREC opened MTCNE in 2003, providing AMI-teacher preparation courses in primary (3–6 year-olds) and elementary education (6–12 year-olds). In addition to preparing students for the internationally recognized AMI diploma, the Center provides consultation and professional development opportunities for private and public Montessori schools throughout the United States.
The coursework is fully online, though students complete all Association of Montessori Internationale training face-to-face.
We offer two distinct areas of focus:
What sets us apart
As a traditional, nonprofit institution chartered in 1957, we are regionally accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) and the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education (CIHE).
Questions or Concerns
Please direct questions to your dedicated Online Admissions Counselor
Financial aid is available to those who qualify. If you would like to get started with the financial aid process, please fill out a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.fafsa.ed.gov using the University of Hartford school code: 001422.
Both of our MEd programs are for students currently enrolled in an AMI teacher-training program or for those who have completed an AMI teacher-training program within the past five years. If training occurred more than five years ago, then the applicant must provide documentation of active practice in a Montessori setting within the last 10 years. MTCNE completes verification of employment and your AMI Diploma. To be considered for admission you will need the following:
You need to be accepted to the University of Hartford and the Montessori Training Center Northeast to matriculate in the program. Qualified applicants will fit into one of three classifications:
- Apply and be accepted to both institutions
- Be accepted to the University of Hartford and be currently enrolled in AMI training
- Be accepted to the University of Hartford and have completed your AMI diploma (see specifics below)