The level 7 BA in Montessori Education is designed for learners who wish to embark on a career in Montessori Education and Care (ECEC) for the child, birth to twelve years. It is a broad- based modular programme incorporating Montessori pedagogy and philosophy with the core knowledge and skills necessary to work in the early childhood sector.
The programme also provides training in business skills appropriate for those wishing to set up /manage a small business. Learners are required to complete a significant practicum (500 hours over the three year programme), in relevant settings.
This course prepares you for working in the Career Sectors below. Follow the links to get a fuller understanding of the sectors you are preparing for.
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The Student - Career Interests
This course is typically suited for people with the following Career Interests. If these interests do not describe you, this course may prepare you for work you may not find satisfying.
The Social person's interests focus on interacting with the people in their environment. In all cases, the Social person enjoys the personal contact with other people in preference to the impersonal dealings with things, data and ideas found in other groups.
Many will seek out positions where there is direct contact with the public in some advisory role, whether a receptionist or a counsellor. Social people are motivated by an interest in different types of people and like diversity in their work environments. Many are drawn towards careers in the caring professions and social welfare area, whilst others prefer teaching and other 'informing' roles.
Creative people are drawn to careers and activities that enable them to take responsibility for the design, layout or sensory impact of something (visual, auditory etc). They may be atrracted to the traditional artistic pursuits such as painting, sculpture, singing, or music. Or they may show more interest in design activities, such as architecture, animation, or craft areas, such as pottery and ceramics.
Creative people use their personal understanding of people and the world they live in to guide their work. Creative people like to work in unstructured workplaces, enjoy taking risks and prefer a minimum of routine.
It is envisaged that graduates of the BA in Montessori Education will find employment as advanced practitioners in Early Childhood in the following roles as:
- Teachers in Montessori Early Childhood care or educational settings
- Members of a work-force in ECEC settings, which include direct work with children, and supervision and management roles.
- Owner/managers in privately owned Montessori Early Childhood settings
- Community and voluntary based managers and inspectors
- Managers, administrators in City amd County Childcare Committees, Family Resource Centres and HSE specialist ECEC services
- Managers or teachers in Naionraí