M.Ed. in Montessori (Post-Diploma)
Become a leader in Montessori with Loyola's Center for Montessori Education's Post-Diploma pathway . This pathway leads MACTE-accredited training graduates to earn an M.Ed. in Montessori Education. This master's program can be completed fully online and is intended for teachers who already hold a Montessori diploma.
This 36-credit program will allow experienced Montessorians to grow their experience beyond the initial training, enhance their career trajectories, and explore the fundamentals of action research. Applicants from all over the world are welcome!
Scholarships Are Available!
$2,500 merit based scholarships are available to eligible applicants for our post-diploma M.Ed. pathway for Fall 2021! Apply now for consideration.
Coursework can be completed in as little as one year starting with our intensive summer session, which is offered both online or at Loyola's Evergreen campus in Baltimore, MD. The remaining courses are taken online, with practicum action research conducted in a classroom local to you during the academic year. Students must begin in summer in order to complete the program in one year. Those starting in Fall or Spring will need two years to complete the program. Please see the below examples for reference:
|One Year Sequence
Courses in Educational Research, Special Education, and the Adolescent plane, along with a Capstone Learning Plan.
Online coursework spanning the Infant and Primary planes, along with two off-site action research practicums. Courses are split into two 8-week sessions over the course of the semester.
Online coursework spanning the Elementary plane, along with two off-site action research practicums. Courses are split into two 8-week sessions over the course of the semester.
|Two Year Sequence
Two online courses spanning the Infant and Primary planes. Courses are split into two 8-week sessions over the course of the semester.
Two online courses spanning the Elementary plane. Courses are split into two 8-week sessions over the course of the semester.
|Summer (condensed, online or on-site)
Courses in Educational Research, Special Education, and the Adolescent plane, along with a Capstone Learning Plan. Students may have the option to take the Research and Special Education courses on-site in Baltimore depending on in-person cohort enrollment. Students in a two-year sequence may choose to take only the Research and Special Education courses, then complete the two online Adolescent and Capstone courses the following summer.*
Students complete two off-site action research practicums. Courses are split into two 8-week sessions over the course of the semester.
Students complete two final off-site action research practicums. Courses are split into two 8-week sessions over the course of the semester.
*Complete the Adolescent course and Capstone Learning Plan (if not taken the prior summer). Both of these courses are online.
Priority: January 31
Final: May 1 (International Students)
May 15 (Domestic Students)
Note that all application requirements must be submitted by the above deadline for the given term. If you have any questions, please contact Graduate Admissions at 410-617-7741.
Click the link below to start your application. When applying, choose "MEd, Montessori Evergreen" as your Degree of Interest.
International students must submit additional application materials. Visit the International Student Admission website for required documentation. All admission documents including immigration and visa materials must be received by May 1 in order to begin the fully-online program in Summer 2021.
*International students are eligible for the merit-based awards, but must submit by the scholarship application deadline of April 1.
Applicants planning to attend the Summer courses on campus in Baltimore should contact Graduate Admissions at 410-617-7741. Application deadlines are earlier for international applicants in order to allow enough time to process and issue an I-20 from Loyola University Maryland.
The program will enroll Montessori diploma holders with a Bachelor's degree. Candidates whose training is more than 10 years old will need to demonstrate currency in their field in order to be selected for admission.
Other application requirements
- Application- grad.loyola.edu/apply
- Three (3) professional/academic letters of recommendation
- Resume or curriculum vitae
- Copy of Montessori Training Diploma (MACTE or equivalent)
- Personal essay
- Non-refundable $60 application fee
- Official transcripts from all colleges or universities attended. All foreign transcripts must be translated and evaluated by any member of Naces (www.naces.org).
- TOEFL or IELTS test scores are required if the student's native language is 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.
- International Student Supplemental Form
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
For more information, contact Montessori@loyola.edu.
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