The goal of the graduate programs in Montessori Education is to guide adults as they prepare for the work and responsibility of helping each child to develop the fullness of his or her potential. The programs provide students with opportunities to develop an understanding of a child's stages of development and the different conditions and strategies necessary to support development at each stage Loyola’s Center for Montessori Education prepares individuals to direct Montessori classrooms and/or schools and to assume positions of leadership in the field of Montessori Education. The course of study incorporates in its entirety the teacher training course of the Association Montessori Internationale (AMI) plus additional graduate course work in educational research, special education, and current educational trends.
Dr. Montessori established the Association Montessori Internationale (AMI) in 1929 to function as the source of authentic, complete Montessori teacher training and as a center for continuing research and development. AMI training courses are sustained teacher preparation experiences that allow for an integration of theory and practice in conjunction with personal development of the student.
Loyola University Maryland
Loyola has a well-established history of providing graduate study in education. The graduate programs in Montessori Education are a natural extension of Loyola's commitment to serving the needs of practicing professionals, within the Jesuit traditions of intellectual excellence, social justice, ethical responsibility, and cura personalis.