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Master of Arts in Montessori Education & Leadership

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Master of Arts in Montessori Education & Leadership

Take your Montessori experience to the next level.

Use your Montessori credentials to receive up to 15 credits toward your Master of Arts in Education degree.

Infuse your Montessori teaching with fresh and innovative strategies.

This program is open to those who have a bachelor鈥檚 degree and a MACTE Montessori certificate from any age level. As a graduate of this program, you will provide support for the development of the whole child 鈥 physical, emotional, cognitive, and social 鈥 in a thoughtfully prepared learning environment. Throughout the year, St. Kate鈥檚 offers dynamic professional development opportunities for Montessori teachers. Through your own research, you will shape best practices for the next generation of educators and make meaningful connections with other Montessori professionals from diverse backgrounds. 

Since you have a Montessori credential, completing the remaining graduate credits will be streamlined with the flexibility of online courses. Through these studies, you can expect to renew your enthusiasm for teaching and:

  • Learn strategies to help children reach their full potential
  • Foster an engaging, collaborative learning environment
  • Complete an action research project
  • Overcome education obstacles, such as systemic racism, learning disorders, physical and mental exceptionalities, and more
  • Advance your career while making new connections with Montessori educators 

Students of all genders are welcome in the program.

Program at a Glance

Format: Online*

Start: Spring or Summer

Time to completion: One year

Credits required: 31 (up to 15 credits granted for Montessori credential)

Tuition per credit: $774** (2023-24 rates)

Total tuition: $13,134

Rates are subject to change each June 1. Tuition and fee information

All applicants will be reviewed for Montessori scholarships

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*The required orientation events for the Spring 2024 cohort will also be completed online.

**$50 per credit for Montessori credential credits

Degree questions, answered.

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Plan of Study

Below are sample plans of study. For course descriptions and other details, consult the .

Year 1

  • Spring
    EDUC 6210 Analysis of Contemporary Issues in Education and Montessori (3cr)
    EDUC 6230 Classroom Management and Leadership (3cr)
  • Summer
    EDUC 6670 Introduction to Action Research (3cr)
  • Fall
    EDUC 6220 Professional Growth of the Montessori Guide (3cr)
    EDUC 6760 Integration Seminar (3cr)
    EDUC 8920 Action Research Project (1cr)

Year 1

  • Summer
    EDUC 6210 Analysis of Contemporary Issues in Education and Montessori (3cr)
    EDUC 6220 Professional Growth of the Montessori Guide (3cr)
  • Fall
    EDUC 6670 Introduction to Action Research (3cr)
  • Spring
    EDUC 6230 Classroom Management and Leadership (3cr)
    EDUC 6760 Integration Seminar (3cr)
    EDUC 8920 Action Research Project (1cr)
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