Loyola University Maryland's Center for Montessori Education

Apply to the M.Ed. Program from an AMI Off-Site Partner

Students applying for admission to Loyola’s Graduate Programs in Montessori Education in collaboration with a partner AMI institute must make separate application to both the AMI institute and to Loyola University Maryland. Applicants are encouraged to submit applications well before the priority dates, particularly if they are planning to apply for federal student loans.

Application Deadlines

Priority deadlines for the programs are as follows:

Start Term Deadline
AMI courses beginning Summer 2020 May 15  (March 1 for international students*)
AMI courses beginning Fall 2020 Aug. 15  (June 1 for international students*)

*Application deadlines for international students are earlier because it can take a prolonged period of time for transcript evaluations to be processed and results sent to Loyola. If you are an international student applying after March 1st (summer) or June 1st (fall), please contact Graduate Admissions at mjpalmer@loyola.edu or 410-617-5020.

Application Form

When you complete the online application select one area of concentration (infant, primary, or elementary) and also indicate the location of the AMI training center where you will be enrolled.

Start Your Application Here

Required Supplemental Materials

In addition to the application form, you must submit the following:

  1. Three (3) professional/academic letters of recommendation  
  2. Resume 
  3. Personal essay 
  4. Non-refundable $60 application fee
  5. Official transcripts from all degree-granting institutions attended.  The admission committee reserves the right to request official transcripts from universities where an applicant attended but did not complete a degree.  Please note that not submitting all transcripts where courses have been completed could impact course waivers.  
  6. All non-U.S. transcripts must be translated and evaluated by any member of NACES. (www.naces.org)
  7. TOEFL or IELTS test scores are required if the student's native language in not English. Loyola's ETS code is 5370. Loyola requires a minimum TOEFL score of 80 or a 7 in all areas of the IELTS. Test scores must be from tests administered within two years of the application deadline.
  8. For international applicants-  International Student Supplemental Form

Please have your college(s) send your transcript(s) to one of the addresses below.


Loyola University Maryland
Office of Graduate Admission
2034 Greenspring Drive
Timonium, MD 21093

Email:  graduate@loyola.edu

It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that a completed application and all supplemental materials are received by the application final deadlines. Supplemental materials, once received, become the property of Loyola University Maryland and cannot be returned.

Additional Application Information

Applicants seeking admission to the M.Ed. program in Montessori Education must have completed a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with an overall GPA of 3.00 or above for unconditional acceptance.

Individuals with GPA's between 2.75 and 3.00 may be considered for provisional admission status. Additional writing samples or test results may be requested before a final decision is made.


Loyola University Maryland does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, military status, or any other legally protected classification in the administration of any of its educational programs and activities or with respect to admission or employment. The designated compliance officer to ensure compliance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, as Amended, is Kathleen Parnell, Associate Vice President for Human Resources, 5000 York Rd., Rm. 204, 410-617-2354, kmparnell@loyola.edu. The coordinator to ensure compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, is Katsura Kurita, Assistant Vice President for Student Development, 110 Jenkins Hall, 410-617-5646 (direct), kkurita@loyola.edu. Loyola University is authorized under Federal Law to enroll non-immigrant, alien students. This publication does not constitute an express or implied contract. Loyola reserves the right to amend or rescind this publication at any time.

Title IX

For information about the Title IX Grievance Process, see the Harassment and Discrimination Policy and Procedures for Students and for Employees.

To report any Sexual Harassment or any form of sexual misconduct or related behaviors, please contact any of the Title IX Coordinators.

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 graduate@loyola.edu or 410-617-5020.