AADP Program Options:
- B.S. Degree in Early Childhood Studies with a Montessori Early Childhood Credential
- Montessori Early Childhood Credential, non-credit
The Program Description
The B.S. degree in Early Childhood Studies with a Montessori Early Childhood Credential requires 122 credits including the 29 credits in Montessori courses plus a seminar and a year-long internship. A course in Child Development/Psychology is required, if not previously taken at a college level.
Montessori courses are held in the Montessori practice lab classroom located in Logue Library at Chestnut Hill College’s main campus.
Completion of this program qualifies a student for an Early Childhood Credential from the American Montessori Society (AMS), entitling the graduate to work with children from the ages of two and a half to six years of age in a Montessori environment.
According to the American Montessori Society, 2017 Compensation and Benefits Survey Report, the average salary for an Early Childhood Montessori Teacher with a Bachelor’s degree is $42,000. Other career opportunities include: Montessori Guide (teacher), Head of School, Educational Coordinator, Private Tutor and Montessori Adult Instructor.
Montessori Teacher Education Program