Loyola University Maryland's Center for Montessori Education

M.Ed. in Montessori (Post-Diploma)

Loyola's Center for Montessori Education is pleased to announce our new post-diploma M.Ed. pathway, the Evergreen Cohort. This master's program is intended for trained educators with experience in Montessori education. 

Our 36-credit program will allow experienced Montessorians to grow their experience beyond the initial training and enhance their career trajectories by earning a Master of Education in Montessori Education and exploring the fundamentals of action research. Applicants from all over the world are welcome!

$3,000 Merit-Based scholarships available! Apply by May 15 (March 1 if you are an international applicant) to be considered.*

NOTICE TO APPLICANTS: In order to ensure the safety of our students, faculty, and staff during the escalating uncertainties of the COVID-19 situation, the Summer 2020 classes which were scheduled to run on our Baltimore campus will instead be delivered fully online. 

Typical Course Organization

Coursework can be completed in as little as one year starting with our intensive summer session, in which students will spend 4 weeks on our Evergreen campus in Baltimore, MD. The remaining courses are taken off-site and online. 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:

Summer 
Courses in Educational Research, Special Education, and the Adolescent plane, along with a Capstone Learning Plan.
(12 credits)
Fall
Online coursework spanning the Infant and Primary planes, along with two off-site action research practicums. Courses are split into 8-week sessions.
(12 credits)
Spring
Online coursework spanning the Elementary plane, along with two off-site action research practicums. Courses are split into 8-week sessions.
(12 credits)

Two Year Sequence:

Fall
Two online courses spanning the Infant and Primary planes. Courses are split into 8-week sessions.
(6 credits)
Spring
Two online courses spanning the Elementary plane. Courses are split into 8-week sessions.
(6 credits)
Summer (on-site, four weeks)
Courses in Educational Research, Special Education, and the Adolescent plane, along with a Capstone Learning Plan. The Research and Special Education courses are taken on-site during a four-week summer session in Baltimore. Students may choose to take only the Research and Special Education courses, then complete the two online Adolescent and Capstone courses the following summer.*
(6-12 credits)
Fall
Students complete two off-site action research practicums. Courses are split into 8-week sessions.
(6 credits)
Spring
Students complete two final off-site action research practicums. Courses are split into 8-week sessions.
(6 credits)
Summer
*Complete the Adolescent course and Capstone Learning Plan (if not taken the prior summer). Both of these courses are online.
(6 credits)

Application Deadlines

To begin the program in summer, please submit a complete application by the following dates:

International Students - March 1
All others - May 15

NOTICE TO APPLICANTS: In order to ensure the safety of our students, faculty, and staff during the escalating uncertainties of the COVID-19 situation, the Summer 2020 classes which were scheduled to run on our Baltimore campus will instead be delivered fully online.

Applications are also considered on a rolling basis. If you are applying after one of the above dates, please contact Graduate Admission at 410-617-7741.

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 students must submit additional application materials. Visit http://www.loyola.edu/admission/graduate/international for required documentation. All admission documents including F1 materials must be received by March 1 in order to begin the in-person summer session. 

*International students are eligible for the merit-based awards, but must have all application materials in by March 1 in order to begin the program in Summer. Deadlines are earlier for international applicants in order to allow enough time to process and issue an I-20 from Loyola University Maryland.

Admission Requirements

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 / AMI 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.