Program: Montessori Credential Program Code: (EDUC)
Program Faculty: Dorer* (*program director)
Demand for Montessori teachers is rapidly increasing in public and private schools, day-care centers, nursery schools, parochial schools and individual households. To prepare students for a career in this fast-growing field, the Center for Contemporary Montessori Programs offers a professional teacher education program affiliated with the American Montessori Society (AMS). Students earn college credit from the College of St. Catherine. They also complete eligibility requirements for the AMS teaching credential, the nation's most widely recognized and respected Montessori credential.
Students may acquire the early childhood associate credential without a baccalaureate degree. A bachelor's degree is required for admission to all other Montessori credential programs. Students who have already earned a baccalaureate degree may complete a master of arts degree with a Montessori focus and may become licensed as a teacher by the state.
The courses required for the early childhood associate credential are listed below. Course descriptions appear in the listing for Education (EDUC) in this catalog. To request the Montessori catalog publication with application materials, curriculum guides and descriptions of all of the Montessori programs offered at St. Catherine's, please call (651) 690-6001.
EDUC 401 Foundations and Theories of Montessori Education
EDUC 410 Early Childhood Practical Life
EDUC 415 Early Childhood Sensorial Education
EDUC 422 Early Childhood Music & Movement
EDUC 426 Early Childhood Art
EDUC 427 Early Childhood Science
EDUC 436 Early Childhood Mathematics
EDUC 437 Early Childhood Language Arts & Reading
EDUC 438 Early Childhood Social Studies
EDUC 462, 463, 464 Early Childhood Practicum I, II & III
EDUC 471, 472, 473 Early Childhood Projects I, II & III