Four middle-aged college graduates in caps and gowns, smiling, clapping and pumping their fists in celebration at the UMass Amherst commencement.

“Education should no longer be mostly imparting knowledge, but must take a new path, seeking the release of human potentials.”

Maria Montessori

online degree completion for montessori teachers

Each and every day you nurture the spirits of young children and transform lives through Montessori education. As far as we're concerned, you have one of the most important jobs on earth. And we want to help you earn your bachelor's degree.

We know how hard it can be for Montessori teachers like you to balance work, evening lesson planning, caring for your own families, and getting to a bricks and mortar campus. That's why, in conjunction with the American Montessori Society, we're offering you the opportunity to complete your degree 100% online.  

design your own degree

Your education should be a reflection of who you are, where you've been and where you're heading. UMass UWW gives you the freedom to design an individualized education-related program of study- called a concentration- that meets YOUR educational and professional goals.

curriculum designed for montessori teachers like you

Our curriculum was specially built for Montessori teachers like you. You will study with distinguished instructors at the UMass College of Education, School of Public Health and Health Sciences, Departments of Psychology and Sociology, the Isenberg School of Management and other related departments. Course topics include: multi-cultural education, early childhood curriculum, reading, math and science methods, inclusion, and children's behavior and behavior management. 

credit where credit is due

As a Montessori teacher, you have the opportunity to earn valuable credit towards your degree for the Montessori trainings and other educational trainings you have completed. You are guaranteed 24 transfer credits for the AMS Early Childhood Credential and/or 19 transfer credits for the AMS Infant Toddler Teacher Credential (up to the 75 transfer credit limit). Have other Montessori trainings?  They can also be evaluated for conversion to academic credit.  

In addition, we also offer you the opportunity to earn up to 30 residency credits by writing a prior learning portfolio-  a series of essays reflecting on your life and work experience.

a great education. credit for experience. outstanding support. 

The University Without Walls (UWW) is an academic major at the University of Massachusetts Amherst designed to help adults just like you complete your first bachelor's degree at a world-class public university.

At UMass UWW, you can design your own education-related degree concentration, bring in or earn up to 105 credits for your prior coursework, prior learning, and work & life experience, and finish your degree 100% online without ever having to come to campus.

time-tested, custom-built for adults like you

For over 45 years, UMass UWW has been serving adult students like you. We understand the daily challenges you face balancing work, family and community responsibilities, and are committed to providing flexible options and outstanding one-on-one support from your first class through graduation.

Contact us to learn why Montessori teachers choose UMass UWW.