The Montessori approach to education was developed by Maria Montessori, a visionary Italian anthropologist and physician. Begun in 1907 with a small group of children in Rome, Montessori Education is now implemented on six continents and has proven effective across cultural boundaries and socio-economic levels. In North America alone there are approximately 5000 private Montessori schools and 250 public Montessori schools. The growth of Montessori education has created a demand for highly qualified Montessori teachers.
If you seek a viable, proven teaching alternative in education, the graduate programs in Montessori Education offer opportunities to become fully trained as a Montessori teacher, while simultaneously completing an advanced degree. In today's educational climate, an advanced degree enhances opportunities for professional advancement and leadership. This unique program is offered through Loyola University Maryland in partnership with a select group of partner Association Montessori Internationale (AMI) institutes.
Loyola University offers a Master’s degree in Montessori studies in partnership with 10 Montessori training centers across the United States. Each of our partners is affiliated with the Association Montessori Internationale (AMI), the organization Dr. Montessori founded in 1929 to promote the cause of all children around the world. Candidates complete their AMI training while earning graduate credits towards a Master’s degree in Education which culminates in a one-summer intensive program at Loyola’s Evergreen campus.