The Loyola Center for Montessori Education

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Loyola University Maryland offers graduate degree options for both new and experienced Montessori teachers and administrators. Many of our programs take place largely off-site, reaching students across the nation and around the world. All programs incorporate an 4-week summer session on Loyola's Evergreen campus. (watch video)

Earn Your Master’s in Montessori Education

Loyola University Maryland offers two pathways to a Master of Education in Montessori Studies:

Concurrent M.Ed.

This unique program is offered in partnership with a select group of institutes. Candidates complete their AMI training while earning graduate credits toward an M.Ed., which culminates in a one-summer intensive program at Loyola’s Evergreen campus. Training can be done on-site at the Washington Montessori Institute (WMI) or at one of our off-site partners across the U.S. Learn more about off-site training

Post-AMI-Diploma M.Ed.

This new M.Ed. track will allow experienced Montessori teachers to grow their experience beyond their initial training and enhance their career trajectories. Applicants from all over the world are welcome.  Learn more

Montessori Leadership and Administration

Our post-master’s certification program is designed to meet the growing need for Montessori school program administrators who have both Montessori qualifications and leadership qualifications. This new cohort will take 12-18 months and requires only four weeks on site. Learn more

Program Deadlines 

Please note that the priority deadline for both the Post-AMI-Diploma and Certification in Administration & Supervision programs is January 15.

Dates for the Concurrent M.Ed. program vary by location:
Off-site partners

Why Montessori?

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.

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