Apply to the Evergreen Online M.Ed. in Montessori Education

Application Deadlines

Admission deadlines for the program are as follows:

Start Term Scholarship Deadline  Priority Deadline
Summer April 1*  May 1*
Fall July 1*  August 2*
Spring November 15*  December 15*

*International students should plan to have documents in at least one month earlier than the deadline, because it can take a prolonged period of time for transcript evaluations and language proficiency scores to be processed and results sent to Loyola. If you are an international student applying after the priority deadline, please contact Graduate Admissions at or 410-617-7741.

Note that all application requirements must be submitted by the above deadline for the given term. Click the link below to start your application. When applying, choose "MEd, Montessori Evergreen" as your Degree of Interest.

Start Your Application

International Students

International applicants are eligible to complete this program fully online outside of the United States. Please note: a Form I-20 cannot be issued for this program. International students must submit additional application materials, including transcript evaluations and English Language Proficiency test scores where applicable.  All admission documents must be received by May 1 in order to begin the fully-online program in Summer.

*International students are eligible for scholarship awards. All application materials must be received by May 1.

Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Application-
  • Three (3) professional/academic letters of recommendation speaking to your potential for success in this program. Only professional or academic references will be considered: personal references are not acceptable.   
  • Resume or curriculum vitae of professional work or volunteer experience in the field of Montessori education
  • Personal essay. Submit an essay of approximately 1000 words, written in an academic style, that articulates your commitment to fostering an inclusive and student-centered approach to learning. In your essay, please elaborate on how the Montessori Graduate Program Objectives of Loyola University Maryland’s Center for Montessori Education will help shape your professional practice in Montessori Education.
  • Non-refundable $60 application fee
  • Official transcripts from all colleges or universities attended. 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. 
  • Virtual interview with the Program Director (the program will get in touch with applicants to set up an appointment for the interview).
  • Official English language examination scores are required for applicants who have not earned (or will not be earning) a bachelor's or higher degree from a college or university where English is the sole language of instruction.
    Because the Montessori program is writing-intensive, in addition to meeting the university minimum scores listed on the English Language Examination Requirements page, applicants who are required to submit English language examination scores must demonstrate their writing ability by earning the following scores for whichever exam they submit.
English Examination Minimum Score Recommended Score
TOEFL iBT 22 (writing section) 24 or better (writing section)
IELTS Academic 6.0 (writing section) 6.5 or better (writing section)
IELTS Indicator 6.0 (writing section) 6.5 or better (writing section)
TOEFL Essentials 9 (writing section) 10 or better (writing section)
Duolingo 115 (in both the literacy AND production sections)  125 or better (in both the literacy AND production sections)

For details regarding how to submit your scores, visit the English Language Examination Requirements page.

We strongly recommend that all applicants have their schools send us official e-transcripts if possible. If your school uses an automated transcript request service, select “Loyola University Maryland” as the receiving institution, and be sure to select “Graduate” or “Graduate Admission” as the receiving office. If your school does not use an automated transcript request service but will still send an official transcript on your behalf via email, have your school send your transcript to

If your school is unable to provide electronic transcripts of any kind, your transcripts must be sent to us by mail in envelopes sealed by the school. Our mailing address can be found on the Graduate Admission webpage.

Tuition and Financial Aid

See the tuition and fees* for this 36-credit program. Tuition is due within 10 days of registration for each term the student is enrolled.

*pending approval from Loyola's Board of Trustees

The office of financial aid administers several types of financial assistance for graduate students. Loan assistance is available through the federal government and private lenders. Assistantships are available through several academic and administrative departments. Additionally, individual departments offer a limited number of fellowships, scholarships and grants to assist students with their education expenses.

Visit the Financial Aid website

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Accessibility Accommodations

If you are a qualified individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, please contact the Office of Graduate Admission at or 410-617-5020.

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