Acknowledging Montessori for a Master's Program (AM2) - MA

Acknowledging Montessori for a Master's Program (AM2)

The AM2 Program is a master's level program that recognizes and acknowledges the graduate-level work done by Montessori teachers in their teacher education programs. The program offers credentialed teachers 15 graduate credits for their Montessori teacher education and offers a pathway through which Montessori teachers can achieve a Master of Arts in Education degree. This program is online and can be completed in a year.
Coursework includes support in critical reflection, critical reading, and writing skills, as well as an Action Research project. Through this program, you will deepen your understanding of key Montessori practices of the Preparation of the Adult and Observation skills with an Anti-Bias, Anti-Racist lens. Your courses are taught by instructors who are Montessori trained. 

To be admitted to the AM2 Program, the applicant must meet all graduate admission standards and procedures for the Master of Arts in Education Program, including having a GPA of 3.0 or above. In addition, the applicant must meet the following requirements:

  1. The applicant must possess a valid Montessori credential for Infant/Toddler (ages 0-2.5), Early Childhood (ages 2.5–6), Elementary I (ages 6–9), or Elementary I-II (ages 6–12). This must be a full Montessori credential, not a provisional, temporary, or associate credential.

  2. The applicant must have received his or her Montessori teacher education through the American Montessori Society, the Association Montessori Internationale, or another fully MACTE accredited Montessori Center.

  3. The applicant must have had a verified baccalaureate degree upon entering the program.

  4. The applicant's Montessori teacher education was not applied to any other degree or program besides his or her original Montessori credential.


EDUC 799XMontessori Certification Credit (Term 1 - 9 credits, Term 2 - 3 credits, Term 3 - 3 credits)15
EDUC 6210Analysis of Contemporary Issues in Education and Montessori I3
EDUC 6220Professional Growth of the Montessori Guide3
EDUC 6230Classroom Management and Leadership3
EDUC 6670Introduction to Action Research3
EDUC 6760Integration Seminar3
EDUC 8920Action Research Project1
Total Credits31