Master of Arts in Montessori Leadership & Montessori Education
All programs of Sarasota University are built on the science of Strengths Psychology and Positive Psychology. This special approach to graduate education emphasizes the development of personal strengths for growth in life and professional settings. Please note that all Master’s Degree programs require the previous completion of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.
Strengths Psychology is Based on Two Assumptions:
1. Each person’s talents are enduring and unique
2. Each person’s greatest room for growth is in the areas of his or her greatest strength
This emphasis on strengths instead of weaknesses will make a difference in the personal and professional lives of our students.
Sarasota University is an Applicant in Good Standing for its Master of Arts in Montessori Education and Master of Arts in Montessori Leadership programs with the Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education (MACTE). Applicant in Good Standing status in no way determines the outcome of the accreditation decisions by MACTE.
This program prepares current educators to teach in Montessori public, private, and charter schools. Graduates receive a Master of Arts in Montessori Education from Sarasota University and may be eligible for professional certification through partnerships established with MACTE-accredited Montessori Teacher Education Programs.
Through partnerships with MACTE-accredited Montessori Teacher Education Programs, students may be awarded up to 9 graduate credits from certificated training programs to this program of study.
This Master’s Degree is for heads of Montessori schools who want to improve their leadership and managerial skills as they run their schools, and for Montessori teachers who aspire to be school leaders.
The dual roles of leader and manager are studied in relation to national leadership standards and the requirements of leading an educational institution in modern society. All coursework is focused on Montessori Education and the specific needs of private and charter schools.