Loyola University Maryland

Graduate Programs in Montessori Education/Partner AMI Institutes

Admission to the M.Ed. program from an AMI Off-site Partner

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Applicants seeking admission to the M.Ed. program in Montessori Education must have completed a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with an overall GPA of 3.00 or above for unconditional acceptance.

Individuals with GPA's between 2.75 and 3.00 may be considered for provisional admission status. Additional writing samples or test results may be requested before a final decision is made.

Applicants seeking admission to the CAS program in Montessori Education must have completed a M.Ed. degree from an accredited college or university. The Loyola admission committee will review the course content to determine final approval if the master's degree meets our requirements.

Application Process

Students applying for admission to Loyola’s Graduate Programs in Montessori Education in collaboration with a partner AMI institute must make separate application to both the AMI institute and to Loyola University Maryland. Applicants are encouraged to submit applications well before the priority dates, particularly if they are planning to apply for federal student loans.

It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that a completed application and all supplemental materials are received by the application final deadlines. Supplemental materials, once received, become the property of Loyola University Maryland and cannot be returned.

Application Deadlines

Priority deadlines for the programs are as follows:

AMI courses beginning Summer 2014 May 15  (Feb. 1 for international students*)
AMI courses beginning Fall 2014 Aug. 15  (May 1 for international students*)

*Please note the application deadlines for international students are priority deadlines. Applications can be submitted after these dates. The priority dates are given because it can take a prolonged period of time for transcript evaluations to be processed and results sent to Loyola.

When applying to Loyola, prospective students should forward the following admission documents to:

Loyola University Maryland
Office of Graduate Admission, Suite 80
2034 Greenspring Drive
Timonium, Maryland 21093 

  1. Application Form   
  2. Three (3) professional/academic letters of recommendation (print the recommendation form) 
  3. Resume or curriculum vitae
  4. Personal essay (found on the application form)
  5. Non-refundable $60 application fee
  6. Official transcripts from all postsecondary colleges or universities attended (print the transcript request). This includes transcripts from institutions that have awarded the applicant a bachelor's, master's, or doctoral degree or an advanced certificate. Students who fail to submit a final degree posted transcript will not be permitted to register.

    Applicants who hold degrees outside of the United States must have a course by course evaluation and translation of their academic records done by an approved evaluation services agency before they can be considered for admission to a degree program. Loyola recommends World Education Services, Inc. (www.wes.org). The applicant is responsible for the cost of this process. When you make the request for the evaluation of your transcripts, please email a copy to graduate@loyola.edu
  7. TOEFL score report. This report is required if English is not the applicant's native language or if the applicant has not completed a degree program taught in English. An official TOEFL score report cannot be more than two years old. Official scores must be sent directly from the Educational Testing Services. Loyola's institution code is 5370.

Please note that, in filling out the application form, you select one area of concentration (infant, primary, or elementary) and also indicate the location of the AMI training center where you will be enrolled.

Should you experience any difficulty completing this application, please contact the office of graduate admission at 800-221-9107 ext. 5020 or 410-617-5020, Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. EST.

Loyola University does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, national and ethnic origin, age, religion, disability, marital status, or sexual orientation in the administration of any of its education prograqms and activities or with respect to admission and employment. The designated Compliance Officer to ensure compliance with Title IX of the Education Amendment of 1972, as amended, and with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, is Kathleen Parnell, assistant vice president for human resources, 5000 York Road, Room 206, 410-617-2354. Loyola is authorized under Federal Law to enroll non-immigrant, alien students.