Are you a Montessori educator who is interested in completing a bachelor’s degree — in a fully online format? Enroll in the new early childhood education degree program, where you’ll earn credit for your previous Montessori training, expand your teaching expertise, and learn to advance social justice through early childhood education.
You are eligible for this program if you have earned a teaching credential from a training center accredited by the Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education (MACTE) . You’ll build on your credential and complete a bachelor’s degree that will prepare you for career advancement in Montessori early childhood education.
You’ll begin with a three-day, on-campus orientation in St. Paul, Minn. Then, you will take a series of liberal arts and early childhood education courses in a fully online format. You’ll learn with a close-knit group of fellow Montessori educators from across North America.
You’ll be granted 25 St. Kate’s credits for your Montessori teaching credential, which will be applied toward your 120-credit early childhood education degree. If you have college experience, you may transfer in credits to meet some St. Kate’s liberal arts and elective course requirements.
Our program focuses on personal, social and institutional transformation. Working closely with experienced Montessori faculty, you’ll learn about:
Hands-on learning includes 10 or more hours of infant and toddler field experience, a child case study, and the development of portfolios.
At St. Catherine University, our mission is to develop socially aware, critically informed and innovative teachers from diverse backgrounds who effectively teach using a holistic, anti-bias, anti-racist approach influenced by Montessori philosophy. The Montessori early childhood education program is defined by:
We provide teacher candidates with the knowledge and skills to impact societal change through early childhood education.
We guide teacher candidates to greater understanding of themselves, children, and the world.
Innovative Teaching Methodology
We equip degree candidates with an individualized, anti-bias and anti-racist teaching approach influenced by Montessori philosophy that honors the whole child.
Holistic Teacher Education
We recognize the demands of teaching and learning, and believe that to be an effective teacher the mind, body, and spirit must be nurtured and supported.
We commit to serving in, learning from, and collaborating with diverse communities who share a common vision of educational equity.
When you choose St. Kate’s for your early childhood education degree, you’ll find:
Explore the required, supporting and recommended courses.
We're happy to share additional details about our Early Childhood Education — Montessori (adult learners) program.
The path to a baccalaureate degree at St. Kate’s begins with a core curriculum that emphasizes intellectual inquiry and social teaching; challenging students to transformational leadership.
Our Montessori faculty are accomplished, experienced leaders and educators.
This unique program brings together resources, activities and personal support to help you achieve your goals.