Evergreen Online M.Ed. in Montessori Education
Advance your career and become a leader in Montessori Education with Loyola's fully online 36-credit M.Ed. in Montessori Education pathway. This program is intended for Montessori practitioners who wish to enhance their career trajectories and explore the fundamentals of action research. Applicants from all over the world are welcome!
- Re-conceptualize interpretations of Montessori theory and practice, experimenting with innovative, culturally relevant practices to promote strong outcomes for all students.
- Effectively integrate transformative methods of educational leadership to empower your school and community.
- Identify and address the needs of your school setting, using evidence-based systems and practices to engage stakeholders.
- Find meaningful pathways to engage in school reform through collaboration and connections to promote educational change.
Scholarship and Grant Opportunity
A limited number of Merit-based Scholarship and Ignatius Grant* awards are typically available each new application cycle (beginning Summer). Updates will be posted by February-March 2023.
*Ignatius Grant recipients should be able to demonstrate (via their program application essay and/or application interview) a strong commitment to sustainable equitable practices in Montessori Education.
Coursework can be completed in as little as one year for students who begin in the summer. All instruction is given online, with practicum action research conducted in a school local to you during the academic year. Students must begin in summer in order to complete the program full time in one year. Those starting in Fall or Spring will need two years to complete the program, with the action research project conducted in year two.
|Courses in Special Education, Inclusion Pedagogy, and Educational Research.
|Courses focused on the Infant and Primary planes (ages 0-6). Students also begin a year-long action research practicum project, conducting data collection in a school local to the student. Courses are split into two 8-week sessions over the course of the semester. Access to a school is required for the action research project.
|Coursework continues with 8-week sessions in the Elementary and Adolescent level. Students will continue their action research over the semester in a seminar/practicum format. Access to a school is required for the action research project.
|Summer - complete by mid-to-late June
Capstone Course - a culmination of the student's action research project.