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Why St. Kate’s

Montessori is a holistic educational philosophy with applications relating to children of all ages, families, communities, curriculum, learning materials and environments.

Theory grounded in experience

You will explore 31 topics in Montessori theory, ranging from child development  to classroom management, with many others focusing specifically upon Montessori. Hands-on classroom exercises and student teaching experiences help students synthesize theory into practice.

One hundred percent job placement

Since 1993, one hundred percent of the graduates from the St. Kate’s Montessori education program have found jobs in the field before or upon graduation. Many students receive support from their workplace to complete their Master’s degree and achieve greater Montessori credentials.

Knowledgeable faculty

Our faculty have the highest credentials available – all of them have a master’s degree or better. Each of them bring a wealth of experience to the classroom. With the personalized attention that a university like St. Kate's offers, we can assure you that you'll be learning from the best.

STEM education for the future

St. Catherine University is a national leader in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education at all levels and was the first program in the country to offer a graduate-level Montessori STEM certificate. In addition to classical methods, our Montessori graduates can continue to learn by studying earth science, engineering and math in an integrative way that blends Montessori principles with real-world skills.

Get more from your degree

When you choose the St. Kate’s Montessori program, you not only get the benefit of our outstanding professors but also all the amenities of a full campus. St. Kate’s is home to arts and cultural events year-round, has excellent exercise facilities, and even offers on-campus housing for graduate students. Take advantage of as many or as few resources as you need - it’s all here.