In a unique partnership, Concordia College in Bronxville, NY, will accept up to 15 equivalent graduate credits from a WSMS-TEP Early Childhood Montessori credential program toward Concordia’s 46-credit Master’s degree. As a result, Montessori teachers seeking a Master’s degree and New York State certifications in Early Childhood (birth through grade 2,) Childhood (1st to 6th grade) and Students with Disabilities, are eligible.
Candidates in the WSMS-TEP Early Childhood Montessori Credential Program who wish to pursue a New York State Childhood Certification, grades 1 through 6, can qualify by taking additional coursework. Details of the individual candidate’s background will be explored during the Concordia interview. Weekly classes for this program are held at West Side Montessori School.
There is no fee due to Concordia or WSMS-TEP for the 15 credits that are waived by Concordia via the Montessori credential. All application and pre-credit hour fees are published on the Master’s Program page of the WSMS-TEP website and are updated annually by Concordia College.