Master of Arts in Education: Montessori Diploma

Through a new partnership between St. Catherine University's Education Department and the Montessori Center of Minnesota (MCM), students prepare for a career as a Montessori educator and earn a Master of Arts in Education degree.

The Montessori courses are offered at MCM's state-of-the-art facility in St. Paul. Students prepare for careers as Montessori guides, earn the Association Montessori Internationale (AMI) diploma and complete the additional courses (offered in an online format) required for a Master of Arts degree in Education. Each fall, a new cohort of students begin a one-year course of study toward a primary diploma. Every third summer, a new cohort of students begin the summer-intensive, 2-1/2 year elementary diploma program.

Primary Montessori Program Curriculum

EDUC 5100Early Childhood Practical Life1
EDUC 5150Early Childhood Sensorial Education1
EDUC 5220Early Childhood Music and Movement1
EDUC 5260Early Childhood Art1
EDUC 5270Early Childhood Science1
EDUC 5360Early Childhood Mathematics2
EDUC 5370Early Childhood Language Arts and Literacy2
EDUC 5380Early Childhood Social Studies1
EDUC 5561Inclusion of Special Needs Students in the Classroom3
EDUC 5620Early Childhood Student Teaching Practicum I2
EDUC 5630Early Childhood Student Teaching Practicum II2
EDUC 5640Early Childhood Student Teaching Practicum III2
EDUC 5710Early Childhood Projects I1
EDUC 5720Early Childhood Projects II1
EDUC 5730Early Childhood Projects III1
EDUC 5741Early Childhood Observations1
EDUC 5751Early Childhood Observation1
EDUC 5761Early Childhood Observation1
EDUC 5771Early Childhood Observations1
EDUC 5841Supervised Practice Lab: Early Childhood2
EDUC 5863Supervised Practice Lab: Early Childhood3
EDUC 6141Theories of Montessori Education2
EDUC 6142Practical Aspects of Montessori Education2
EDUC 6670Introduction to Action Research3
EDUC 6760Integration Seminar3
EDUC 8920Action Research Project1
Total Credits42

Elementary Montessori Program Curriculum

EDUC 5190Methods and Materials in Elementary Social Studies and History2
EDUC 5290Methods and Materials in Elementary Music and Movement1
EDUC 5420Methods and Materials in Elementary Art1
EDUC 5440Methods and Materials In Elementary Mathematics I2
EDUC 5470Methods And Materials In Elementary Biology I1
EDUC 5540Methods and Materials in Language Arts and Literacy I2
EDUC 5561Inclusion of Special Needs Students in the Classroom3
EDUC 5740Elementary Observation1
EDUC 5750Elementary Observation1
EDUC 5840Elementary Supervised Practice Lab2
EDUC 5860Elementary Supervised Practice Lab2
EDUC 5880Elementary Supervised Practice Lab2
EDUC 6141Theories of Montessori Education2
EDUC 6142Practical Aspects of Montessori Education2
EDUC 6440Methods and Materials in Mathematics II2
EDUC 6470Methods and Materials in Elementary Science1
EDUC 6540Methods and Materials in Elementary Language Arts and Literacy II2
EDUC 6680Elementary Teaching Practicum I3
EDUC 6690Elementary Teaching Practicum II3
EDUC 6670Introduction to Action Research3
EDUC 6760Integration Seminar3
EDUC 8920Action Research Project1
Total Credits42