Center for Montessori Education
If you seek a viable, proven teaching alternative in education, Loyola's graduate programs in Montessori Education offer opportunities to become fully trained as a Montessori teacher, while simultaneously completing an advanced degree.
This unique program is offered through Loyola University Maryland in partnership with a select group of institutes. 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 toward a master’s degree in education which culminates in a one-summer intensive program at Loyola’s Evergreen campus.
Loyola's flagship partner, Washington Montessori Institute (WMI), has been Loyola’s flagship training partner since 1998. It is the oldest AMI accredited training center in North America, and is located at Loyola's graduate center in Columbia, MD, a beautiful suburban setting between Washington, D.C. and Baltimore.
The Montessori movement is poised to play a major role in education in the coming decades. It has grown to include more than 20,000 schools in every country around the world and current brain research is uncovering many of the facts that Montessori predicted about the optimal conditions for human development.