The Higher Diploma (Level 8) in Arts in Early Years Montessori Education is designed for graduates who wish to embark on a career in pre-school education. This programme provides a broad understanding of the field of Early Childhood Education and Care in Ireland and internationally. It also provides a firm pedagogical foundation in Montessori philosophy and practice while embracing the core competence, skills and knowledge for working with children within the National frameworks of Síolta and Aistear.
Learners are required to complete a significant practicum, in relevant settings.
Programmes are delivered in our Dun Laoghaire campus, just a few minutes walk from the DART station and also in Cork, South Mall. Some modules or parts of modules may also be delivered online via web conferencing, or live lectures online.
Placement takes place each year and this can be arranged in schools throughout the country (additional fees may apply for placements in settings outside a 50km radius of Dun Laoghaire).