AM2 Online Master's: Advancing Montessori Educators
If you're a Montessori educator, St. Catherine University offers you an online pathway toward completing your master's degree, improving learning in your classroom, and developing your potential as an innovator in the Montessori profession.
Recognizing your prior Montessori training
In the AM2 (Acknowledging Montessori for a Master's) program, St. Kate's will grant you up to 15 graduate credits for training you've already completed for your Montessori teaching credential. If you've completed Montessori certification through a teacher education program accredited by MACTE, you'll have the opportunity to have your learning evaluated for St. Catherine University graduate credit. For early childhood/primary or primary/elementary credentials, up to 15 graduate credits may be granted. For infant/toddler or upper elementary credentials, up to 12 graduate credits.
Note: Upper elementary stand alone programs are not accredited by MACTE and cannot be granted credit thought AM2. If you have any questions about MACTE accreditation see MACTE.org.
Building on your knowledge, and transforming Montessori teaching
Your next step is to complete the remaining 15 or more credits required for your Master of Arts in Education degree. You'll learn collaboratively with Montessori educators from around the world. You'll become innovators and leaders in your profession. AM2 students are improving teaching and learning — and transforming the Montessori profession — by completing authentic research and putting the results to work. Find out more about the program of study »
Convenient online learning — for Montessori educators everywhere
To complete your 15 graduate credits, you'll proceed through a series of online courses. You'll learn with a "cohort," a collegial group of Montessori educators from diverse locations. Your experience begins with a 2-3 day, face-to-face experience in which you'll get connected to faculty and fellow students and oriented to the program, followed by 7-11 months of online study. Find out more about scheduling for upcoming cohorts »
Eligibility: State of residence
Enrollment in the AM2 program is open to students residing in the United States and other countries. At this time, however, individuals residing in certain parts of the United States are not eligible for admission: Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, District of Columbia, Kentucky, Maryland, Oregon, Washington (state) and Wisconsin.