Sarasota University’s Bachelor of Science Completion Program in Montessori Education provides a solid foundation for educators in all classroom settings. Transfer your eligible credits and make your relevant experience work for you!
This undergraduate degree provides both a theoretical and conceptual understanding of Montessori education and sets a foundation for teaching success in educational settings around the world.
The program is designed for adult learners who:
- Serve Primary and Elementary students
- Desire the challenge and exhilaration of participating in a community of adult learners
- Endeavor to expand their level of professional knowledge and understanding of Montessori education and foundational educational concepts
60 hour coursework consists of
Sarasota University may accept up to 50% of the academic requirements for a degree from previously completed course work at an appropriate level from another accredited credit granting institution, or awarded up to nine credit hours for non credit coursework from a certified training program. Once a student is accepted and has submitted a signed Enrollment Agreement, the student may request review of prior coursework for transfer credit. For students enrolled in a Bachelor’s Program student may apply for credit by submitting the Prior Learning Credit Request Form along with proper documentation.
To be considered for acceptance as transfer credit towards a degree, the course work must meet the following conditions:
- the coursework has been graded C+ or higher for undergraduate credits and B or higher for graduate credits;
- the coursework has not already been applied to a completed degree
- the coursework is related to the program and course requirements for which the transfer credit is requested, as determined by the program faculty; and,
- the coursework has been completed within the previous five years at an appropriately accredited educational institution whose accrediting body is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).
The Department Chair or Dean will determine the relevancy of the previous coursework and learning experiences, based on the student’s transcript, catalog and relevant other documentation (e.g. course syllabus, assignments, handouts, etc.) from the institution where the coursework was taken. Students will be notified of the acceptance or denial of the prior learning credit.
The University also recognizes the viability of certificated training programs through professional organizations and specialty institutions. The University may award up to nine credit hours for work completed in special training programs closely aligned with the degree program. Consideration for approval by the Vice President of Academic Affairs requires recommendation from the Faculty Advisor based on the equivalency of the prior learning to established course requirements. Once approved, these credits may be applied towards the student’s plan of study. (See the program area of the catalog for credit limits).
Certain documented professional experiences may also qualify for awarded credit under this provision. This experience will be evaluated with an oral or written examination, or both.
The total number of credits from transfer courses and credits awarded under this provision may not exceed one-half of the student’s program of study. Grades received for transfer credits or awarded for certification course work are not recorded on the student’s transcript. The student’s GPA is based solely on grades earned in courses completed at Sarasota University.
- No entrance exam required! Start your program today and lock in your affordable tuition rate!
- Prior credits from coursework and work experience can help you graduate faster and more economically!
- 100% online classes – study on your schedule 24/7/365
- 60 credit hours to your Bachelor’s Degree!
Why complete your Bachelor’s Degree? According to 2021 U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics employment projections, a bachelor’s degree:
- Boosts median annual salary by as much as 48 percent—compared to earnings of those with some college but no degree
- Lays the foundation for advanced studies—pursue a professional master’s degree and the earnings projection grows to a 114 percent increase
- Increases job security—the unemployment rate for bachelor’s holders is 3.5 percent, as opposed to 5.5 percent or higher for those without a degree.