Evergreen Online M.Ed. in Montessori Education

Evergreen Online M.Ed. in Montessori Education

Advance your career and become a leader in the field of Montessori education. Loyola's Evergreen online program is a fully online 36-credit graduate program intended for professionals who wish to enhance their career trajectories. Applicants from all over the world are welcome!

Program Objectives

  1. Develop inclusive and equitable strategies to apply in Montessori environments.
  2. Examine literature about educational methods from diverse perspectives to analyze the Montessori philosophy.
  3. Inform and improve practices to enhance the Montessori method.
  4. Develop collaborative strategies to involve community stakeholder groups. 
  5. Reflect on strengths and areas of improvement as a Montessori professional.

Program Overview

  • Illustration of a stack of books Credits: 36
  • Illustration of a calendar Class Duration: 8 weeks
  • Illustration of a computer with charts and graphs on the screen Delivery: 100% Online Instruction
  • Illustration of an analog clock Format: Full-time or Part-time
  • Illustration of a classical building with columns Next Admission Term: Spring 2024
  • Illustration of a graduation cap Time of Completion: 1-2 years

Note: International students cannot be issued a form I-20 for this online program.

Scholarship and Grant Opportunity

A limited number of Merit-based Scholarship and Ignatius Grant* awards are typically available each new application cycle (beginning Summer). All applicants will be considered.

*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.

Program Format

Coursework can be completed in as little as one year for students who begin in the summer. All instruction is is delivered in a convenient online format designed for working professionals.

Program Core (18 credits)

SE 761 Introduction to Special Education
MO 664 Inclusive Principles of Pedagogy
MO 638 Child Growth and Development
MO 629 Principles of Primary Education
MO 658 Cosmic Education and the Principles of Elementary Education
MO 660 Principles of Adolescent Education

Year Long Practicum (18 credits)

ED 600 Foundations of Research in Education
MO 621 Action Research in Educational Settings I
MO 622 Action Research in Educational Settings II
MO 667 Advanced Practicum and Seminar
ED 625 Montessori Capstone

Program Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Obtain an M.Ed. in Montessori Education.
  • Pursue leadership roles in schools, districts, and organizations.
  • Become an innovator in the field of Montessori Education.

Completion Time

The program is designed to be completed in one (1) to two (2) years. Students who choose to complete the program full-time (in one year) must begin the degree sequence starting in the summer. Students enroll in eight (8) week sessions continuously throughout the school year with an eight (8) week summer session occurring each summer.

Students have up to five years to complete the degree. Please see the Time Limit policy in the Graduate Catalogue for more details.

Bringing about Change

Hear from Greyhounds
I have been so thankful for the M.Ed. in Montessori program during the last year. The program has connected me with Montessorians worldwide, and for that, I will forever be grateful. The online platforms have been easy to navigate, and I have found the work to be manageable while working full-time in our school. I have been able to continue to move forward in my personal growth when the rest of my life feels like we are standing still.
Kelley Flanders, M.Ed. '21, Head of School, Staunton Montessori
The biggest takeaway from my experience at Loyola University was being immersed with individuals who had completed their training at various age levels. Not only did Loyola open the doors to further my educational journey with a class focused on researching for a dissertation, but it also opened my eyes to furthering my career by getting trained with additional age levels. The class I am most thankful for has been the course on Special Needs, and am constantly implementing the skills, techniques and thought processes I learned during this course.
Lisa Parker, ’18 (M.Ed. Montessori Education - AMI Concurrent)
I was proud to be a part of the inaugural online M.Ed. program at Loyola University Maryland. I chose the program because it offered me a way to expand on my previous work in Montessori education while earning an advanced degree. The course work furthered my knowledge of educational research, refreshed my understanding of Montessori theory, and provided me with both practical and pedagogical know-how that assists me in my daily work with Montessori educators.
Nikki Torres, '19
[This program] has given me more experience and confidence in my practice as a professional. It gave me tools to do more research and to engage other professionals at a higher level of conversation. It also served as a networking base since I met so many bright and committed people.
Diana Goshorn, ’16 (M.Ed. Montessori Education - AMI concurrent)
I feel as though Montessori Education at Loyola University Maryland has given me all the tools I need to be a successful Montessori guide. The professors have been such a great influence on my education, and I could not ask for anything better!
Yue (Monica) Pang, M.Ed. candidate ‘22
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