Center for Montessori Education

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.

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. Learn more about the Montessori Method.

Loyola offers a 36 credit Masters of Education program in Montessori Studies at the Infant/Toddler, Primary, and Elementary levels. Twenty-seven graduate credits are earned by the successful completion of a Montessori teacher preparation course at one of our partner training institutes and the final nine credits are taken in an intensive 3.5 week session at Loyola’s beautiful Evergreen campus in Baltimore, Maryland.

This unique program is offered through Loyola University Maryland in partnership with a select group of partner Association Montessori Internationale (AMI) institutes.

Partner Training Institutes

Loyola's Montessori Training Center LocationsEach 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. 

Flagship Partner

Washington Montessori Institute (WMI)
Offering in 2015: Primary Academic year, Elementary Academic Year

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.


Houston Montessori Institute (Houston, TX)
Offering in 2015: Primary Multi-Summer

International Montessori Training Institute (Atlanta, GA)
Offering in 2015: Primary Academic Year

Montessori Institute of Atlanta (Duluth, GA)
Continuing from 2014: Elementary Multi-Summer

Montessori Institute of Milwaukee, Inc. (Milwaukee, WI)
Offering in 2015: Primary Academic year, Elementary Academic year

Montessori Northwest (Portland, OR and San Francisco, CA)
Offering in 2015: Primary Academic Year, Elementary Academic year, Primary Multi-Summer

Montessori Training Center of St. Louis (St. Louis, MO)
Continuing from 2014: Primary Multi-Summer

Southwest Institute of Montessori Studies (Phoenix, AZ)
Offering in 2015: Primary, Academic Year (pending approval from the Middle States Commission on Higher Education)

The Montessori Institute (Denver, CO)
Offering in 2015: Infant Multi-Summer

The Montessori Institute of San Diego (San Diego, CA)
Offering in 2015: Primary Academic Year, Primary Multi-Summer, Elementary Academic Year, Elementary Multi-Summer

Hershey Montessori Training Institute (Cleveland, OH)
Offering in 2015: n/a

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