Elementary (6-9) AMS Montessori - MA

Program Description

Obtain your Lower Elementary (6-9) Montessori accreditation and MAED at St. Catherine University! The Lower Elementary (6-9) AMS Montessori MAED Program is a degree 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 and practices, Anti-Bias-Anti-Racist Pedagogy and whole-child centered learning.

In this degree 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 MAED 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.

Curriculum

EDUC 5XXXChildren's House and Practical Life Overview2
EDUC 5190Methods and Materials in Elementary Social Studies and History2
EDUC 5290Methods and Materials in Elementary Music and Movement1
EDUC 5440Methods and Materials in Elementary Mathematics I2
EDUC 5470Methods 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 5540Methods and Materials in Language Arts and Literacy I2
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 6190Raising All Voices: Social Studies Methods II2
EDUC 6420Designing for Online Instruction3
EDUC 6760Integration Seminar3
EDUC 8920Action Research Project1
Total Credits29