We are pleased to share that the International Montessori Institute at Leeds Beckett University’s Carnegie School of Education has launched a scholarship programme to support the next generation of Montessori educators.

The Institute was established in August 2020 and will provide the UK’s first dedicated full complement of Higher Education courses for applicants looking for undergraduate, postgraduate doctoral study, specialising in Montessori Education.

The Montessori Group is funding 25 scholarships of £2,000 each, awarded to students who are studying on the BA (Hons) Primary Education Accelerated Degree (Montessori) in the next academic year (2021/22).

The funding will support prospective teachers through higher education, and in turn, enrich the experiences of children who receive a Montessori education.

Leonor Stjepic, CEO of the Montessori Group, says:

We are so pleased that the Montessori St Nicholas charity is able to support new teachers in this way. We hope that this funding will broaden access to higher education study for a significant number of students and in doing so, enhance the experiences of the children who will be guided and supported by the next generation of high-quality teachers.

“The experiences of trainees as they prepare to work in the education sector can be greatly affected by financial constraints; we want to ensure that students taking the Montessori pathway will have the best possible start to their experience with the International Montessori Institute.”

James Archer, Centre Director of the International Montessori Institute, says:

We are delighted that these scholarships will be available to support people as they study the Montessori Method at degree level. Education for opportunity, social inclusion and reconstruction is one of the four key strands of our work and we are, therefore, thrilled to offer these unique scholarships.

“The opportunities provided by these scholarships will be truly transformational to people choosing to come and study at the International Montessori Institute, and in turn they will help to transform the lives of the children they work with through their careers.”

Applications are now open for BA (Hons) Primary Education Accelerated Degree (Montessori) for the 2021/22 academic year. To find more about the programme and to apply please visit: https://www.leedsbeckett.ac.uk/courses/primary-education-accelerated-degree-montessori-ba/