The AM2 Learning Experience
Online learning in AM2: Flexible, convenient, connected
After completing a two or three day face-to-face residency, you'll proceed through a 7-10 month online learning experience with a "cohort" of other Montessori educators. Program length will vary depending on when you choose to begin: spring semester (starts in February), summer session (starts in June) or fall semester (starts in August/September). See the schedule page for dates and timelines for upcoming cohorts.
In AM2, online learning does not mean learning alone — you'll be studying with a group of Montessori educators who live and work across the United States and other countries. Guided by our experienced faculty, you'll continue the lively group-learning experience you began in your residency. Easy-to-use learning software and accessible instructors ensure that learning is connected, engaging and relevant.
The AM2 Curriculum
Through the online courses listed below you'll gain a sophisticated understanding of critical issues in Montessori education. You'll expand your skills for curriculum development, instructional practices, classroom management and leadership, and parent and community engagement.
- EDUC 6210: Analysis of Contemporary Issues in Education and Montessori (3 credits)
- EDUC 665D: Introduction to Action Research (2 credits)
- EDUC 891D: Action Research Project, Part 1 (1 credit)
- EDUC 6220: Professional Growth of the Montessori Guide (3 credits)
- EDUC 6230: Classroom Management and Leadership (3 credits)
- EDUC 670D: Integration Seminar (2 credits)
- EDUC 892D: Action Research Project, Part 2 (1 credit)
See our schedule page for details on how upcoming cohorts will proceed through the curriculum.
A key component of the program, beginning in your first term and continuing through completion, is your action research project. Through your work on action research, you'll address a practical research issue of importance to you and your teaching.
You'll learn ways to define a research topic, gather data, and analyze results. And, because the emphasis is on "action," you'll present your research and put it to work. Your research will improve your teaching and contribute to the body of professional Montessori knowledge.