Elementary (6-9) AMS Montessori - Certificate
Obtain your Lower Elementary (6-9) Montessori accreditation at St. Catherine University! The Lower Elementary (6-9) AMS Montessori Program is a certificate program that is completed through a combination of in-person and online course work in the summer, followed up by practicum and results in a American Montessori Society 6-9 credential (pending). Coursework is grounded in Montessori philosophy & practices, Anti-Bias-Anti-Racist Pedagogy and whole-child centered learning.
In this certificate program, you can expect to: engage in critical self-reflective activities to engage in personal transformation to become ethical and influential educational leaders informed by the philosophy of Maria Montessori and her vision of peace and social justice to develop a greater understanding of themselves, children, and the world. You will gain real world experience to prepare you to develop your teaching pedagogy with an individualized, anti-bias and anti-racist teaching approach influenced by Montessori philosophy that honors the whole child. In order to do this, you will also learn how to navigate the demands of teaching and learning; in order to be an effective teacher the mind, body, and spirit must be nurtured and supported. Integrated into all courses are strategies for sustaining yourself in the field through a holistic approach to the field of education. This includes a commitment to serving in, learning from, and collaborating with diverse communities who share a common vision of educational equity.
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 and accredited.
To be admitted to the Lower Elementary (6-9) AMS Montessori Program, the applicant must meet all admission standards and procedures for a certificate in Education Program, including having a GPA of 2.75 or above. In addition, the applicant must have had a verified baccalaureate degree upon entering the program.
|EDUC 5XXX||Children's House and Practical Life Overview||2|
|EDUC 5190||Methods and Materials in Elementary Social Studies and History||2|
|EDUC 5290||Methods and Materials in Elementary Music and Movement||1|
|EDUC 5440||Methods and Materials in Elementary Mathematics I||2|
|EDUC 5470||Methods and Materials in Elementary Biology I (THIS WILL NEED TO BE SUBMITTED TO THE SCC WITH A NEW NUMBER IF IT WILL BE 2 CR)||1|
|EDUC 5540||Methods and Materials in Language Arts and Literacy I||2|
|EDUC 5740||Elementary Observation||1|
|EDUC 5750||Elementary Observation||1|
|EDUC 5840||Elementary Supervised Practice Lab||2|
|EDUC 5860||Elementary Supervised Practice Lab||2|
|EDUC 5880||Elementary Supervised Practice Lab||2|
|EDUC 6141||Theories of Montessori Education||2|
|EDUC 6190||Raising All Voices: Social Studies Methods II||2|
|EDUC 6420||Designing for Online Instruction||3|
|EDUC 6XXX||Montessori Capstone Project||2|