St.  Catherine University

Assistant Professor - Montessori Education

May 14, 2021
Jun 26, 2021
Employment Status
Full Time
The Early Childhood and Montessori programs at St. Catherine University invite applications for a full-time, Montessori credentialed Assistant Professor.

St. Kate's offers different program pathways for aspiring early childhood educators to earn a primary education degree. Our faculty inspire socially aware educators to learn and implement anti-bias and anti-racist teaching strategies, create effective lesson plans, assess and manage classrooms, understand the needs of diverse and special learners, and ground their learning in Montessori philosophy.


  • Teach courses is the Early Childhood undergraduate and Acknowledging Montessori for a Masters (AM2) degree programs
  • Teach ECE courses associated with licensure and supervision of student teachers
  • Teach 2-3 graduate and 3-4 undergraduate courses per year in traditional classroom, online and hybrid environments
  • Communicate respectfully and build relationships of trust with people of all cultures and abilities
  • Foster a culture of inclusive excellence through authentic relationships with students as an educator, an advisor, and a mentor
  • Monitor and assess student-learning outcomes and provide timely and frequent feedback to students on academic performance
  • Designs, teaches, evaluates and revises course content to reflect evidence-based practice and most current knowledge in the field.
  • Monitor curriculum content and make recommendations as appropriate to maintain relevance.
  • Develop and pursue an innovative and respected program of research in their area of interest and expertise to advance the discipline and inform classroom teaching
  • Consistent with the university's Catholic identity, its commitment to women, diversity, inclusion, social justice, and dedication to a liberal arts based curriculum, faculty are expected to manifest these themes in their teaching, research, service and accomplishments

St. Catherine University in St. Paul/Minneapolis, Minnesota, is a comprehensive Catholic university and home to one of the nation's largest colleges for women, with associate and graduate programs for all genders. Founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet in 1905, the University integrates liberal arts and professional education within the Catholic traditions of intellectual inquiry and social teaching. Committed to excellence and opportunity, St. Catherine enrolls nearly 5,000 students in certificate, associate, baccalaureate, master's and doctoral programs in traditional day and evening/weekend/online formats.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Master's Degree in Education with 18 or more graduate credits in the area of instruction (e.g., Early Childhood Education, Child Development)
  • Three years of full time experience as the lead teacher or teacher of record in an early childhood Montessori classroom
  • Knowledge of a broad variety of early childhood education theories, curriculum and program models
  • Knowledge of and commitment to anti-bias and anti-racist pedagogy and curriculum
  • Experience working with non-traditional adult college students
  • Experience delivering instruction in both face-to-face and online learning environments

Preferred Qualifications
  • Montessori credentialed at the early childhood level (ages 3-6) from a MACTE approved training program ( AMI or AMS )
  • Doctorate in Education required to teach graduate-level research courses
  • Completion of a state-approved teacher preparation program in Early Childhood Education which covers Birth to Grade 3
  • Holds or has held a professional license aligned to Early Childhood Education
  • Experience teaching early childhood education content or 18 graduate credits in the content area of mathematics, science, social and/or cultural studies, language arts, etc.
  • Meet MN Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board faculty qualifications

We seek creative, adaptable faculty and staff who enjoy working in a university climate that promotes cultural diversity, multicultural understanding, and cultural fluency. Consistent with the university's commitment to women, diversity and social justice, preference will be given to candidates who manifest these themes in their experience and service.

EEO Statement

St. Catherine University is an equal opportunity employer. Our commitment to inclusion reflects the central value of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet to “love of neighbor without distinction” and provides a learning and working environment that is enriched by the diversity of all our members. Individuals of religious, racial, ethnic, gender identity, nation of origin, or disability groups that have traditionally had less representation in higher education are encouraged to apply. Should you need an interview accommodation please contact us at or 651-690-6565.

Application instructions for FACULTY

Visit St. Kate Careers to apply. The application requires submission of unofficial transcripts for all degree levels and the MACTE Accredited Early Childhood Credential ( AMI or AMS ). Three references and successful completion of a background check will be required for employment. For questions contact Sarah Hassebroek at . Priority will be given to applications received by June 11, 2021 and the posting will close on June 25, 2021.

St. Catherine University
2004 Randolph Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105
Equal Opportunity Employer / Drug Free Workplace / Tobacco Free Workplace

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