Education: Online Montessori (AM2)

Education: Online Montessori (AM2)

Graduate College | School of Humanities, Arts, and Sciences

Acknowledging Montessori for a Master's (AM2) is an online master's degree for Montessori-certified teachers that grants you 15 credits for your Montessori training.

Program Details

Format: Online courses, following a 3-day orientation on our St. Paul campus (for students starting in Summer 2020, this orientation will be held entirely online)

Completion time: 12 months

Credits: 31 (15 credits granted for prior Montessori credential)

Cost per credit (2020–2021): $725

Start: Spring (February) or Summer (June)

You will be assessed a Montessori Certification Credit of $50 for each graduate credit awarded from your previous Montessori credential.

Many graduate students are eligible for financial aid, usually in the form of student loans, employer tuition benefits, or scholarships.

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Sample plan of study


New AM2 students may be considered for up to $2,500 in funding from these scholarship programs: leadership, diversity, alumni, and academic achievement.

AM2 students employed by St. Kate’s corporate partners may receive a scholarship, reducing tuition costs by 10%. Students are also eligible to apply for loan and grant programs.

A Strong Reputation in Montessori Education

Montessori educators from around the world enroll at St. Catherine University to advance their careers and their profession. You'll become part of a supportive learning community, dedicated to innovation and authentic Montessori practice, and through your own research, you’ll shape best practices for the next generation of educators.

If you've completed Montessori certification through a teacher education program accredited by the Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education (MACTE), you'll have the opportunity to have your learning evaluated for graduate credit, and up to 15 credits may be granted. Note: Upper elementary stand-alone programs are not accredited by MACTE and cannot be granted credit through AM2.

To complete the remaining graduate credits, you'll proceed through a series of online courses, an integration seminar, and an action research project. Your learning will be enhanced by the connections you make with other Montessori educators from diverse locations.

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Careers in Montessori Education

You'll learn collaboratively with local, national, and international Montessori educators to become an innovator in your field. Our AM2 graduates are improving teaching and learning while transforming the Montessori profession. Through this process, you’ll deepen your understanding of how to help children reach their full potential and bring a renewed enthusiasm to your teaching community.