AMI Concurrent M.Ed. in Montessori Education FAQs

Admission

What is the application deadline?

The priority application deadline for the AMI Concurrent M.Ed. is July 1, with rolling admissions through August 2. Please visit the Admission Requirements / Apply tab for more information. 

Do I have to wait until I’ve collected all my admission documents before applying to Loyola?

You can upload your admission documents into the application portal as you complete them. Official transcripts must be sent directly from your school(s). We strongly recommend that all applicants have their schools send us official e-transcripts if possible.  All foreign transcripts must be translated and evaluated by an approved international academic record evaluation service. Visit the International Academic Records page for a list of approved services. 

I have already submitted references to my AMI training institute. Do I need a new/different letter of recommendation for my Loyola application?

Loyola will only accept professional and academic recommendations. If you have already submitted one or more reference letters to your AMI institute, one of those (professional or academic) recommendations may be forwarded to graduate@loyola.edu to be included in your Loyola application.

If I choose not to apply for Loyola’s Montessori Graduate program this year, can I apply once I’ve finished my AMI training?

You must apply for Loyola’s AMI Concurrent Montessori graduate program at the same time you apply for admission to the AMI partner institute. Coursework through Loyola University Maryland will begin during fall semester even if you begin your AMI Montessori training in summer months. 

You must register and pay tuition to Loyola during the Fall 2024 and Spring 2025, while you are in training at your partner institute, in order for that coursework to be graded and credited toward the M.Ed. You cannot receive credit for AMI courses completed prior to being enrolled at Loyola.

If you miss the application deadline for the concurrent program, you will have the option of applying to the Professional (Evergreen) M.Ed. program instead, which can begin immediately after your AMI training.

Once my application is complete, how long will I wait to learn if I’ve been admitted?

Once the Office of Graduate Admission has received a complete application, it will be handed over to the admission committee for review. The committee typically reviews all AMI Concurrent applications between May and August.

When should I apply for financial aid?

Applicants seeking federal or private loans should submit an application with our Graduate Financial Aid office at the same time they are applying to the graduate program (priority deadline of July 1). Please visit Loyola’s financial aid website for more information.

How do I register for my graduate courses?

Once accepted into the AMI Concurrent M.Ed. program, all course registration takes place online through Loyola Self Service > Student Planning. For further instructions, please visit the Records Office registration page.

How long will I have to complete my degree?

You have five (5) years from the start of training in which to complete all master's course requirements. 

What if I need to pause my studies?

Students may take a semester off and must coordinate with their academic advisor for minimal disruption to their course schedule. Loyola's time limit policy stipulates that students who remain unenrolled for three consecutive semesters will be automatically withdrawn from the program. Students needing to request a formal Leave of Absence for personal or medical reasons may pause their studies for up to one year within the policy guidelines.

Does the program prepare me for certification in my state?

If you live in the state of Maryland, this degree will prepare students for a Montessori Professional Certificate (MPC). To find out more about the Maryland Professional Certificate, please visit the Maryland State Department of Education website.

What are the tuition rates for the AMI Concurrent MEd?

Tuition information can be found here.

What is the curriculum sequence for the Concurrent MEd?

To learn more about the AMI Concurrent M.Ed. sequence, please visit our Catalogue page to learn more. 

For any other questions, please contact montessori@loyola.edu.

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