Loyola University Maryland's Center for Montessori Education

Master of Education in Montessori Studies

Loyola's Center for Montessori Education is pleased to announce our new post-AMI-diploma M.Ed. stream, the Evergreen Cohort. Typically, AMI teachers have been able to complete a graduate degree through Loyola University Maryland in conjunction with their AMI training. Now, AMI teachers who were unable to complete the degree with their training may pursue the M.Ed. later in their careers.

This 36-credit track will allow experienced Montessori Teachers to grow their experience beyond their initial training and enhance their career trajectories. Applicants from all over the world are welcome!

Course Organization

Coursework is expected to take one academic year starting with our intensive summer session, in which students will spend 4 weeks on our Evergreen campus in Baltimore, MD.

Courses in Educational Research, Special Education, and Professional Growth and Development
(9 credits)

Online refresher coursework spanning Infant, Primary, Elementary and Adolescent planes of development
(15 credits)

Action Research conducted at a Practicum site
(12 credits)

Read more in our Program Overview.

Application Deadlines

Applications are considered on a rolling admission basis with a priority deadline of January 15 for a summer start. Click the link below to start your application. When applying, choose "MEd, Montessori Evergreen" as your Degree of Interest.

Start Your Application Here 

International Students

International students must submit additional application materials. Visit http://www.loyola.edu/admission/graduate/international for required documentation.

All documentation must be received by the January 15 deadline in order to attend the following summer.

 Admission Requirements

The program will enroll AMI diploma holders with a Bachelor's degree. Candidates whose AMI 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 AMI diploma or AMI Adolescent Orientation certificate
  • Personal essay 
  • Non-refundable $60 application fee
  • Official transcripts from all colleges or universities attended. All foreign transcripts must be translated and evaluated by an approved service. Loyola accepts evaluations from the World Education Service (www.wes.org) or 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


The tuition cost for this 36-credit program is $365* per credit hour for the 2018-19 academic year. Tuition is due within 10 days of registration for each term the student is enrolled.

*pending approval from Loyola Board of Trustees

Financial Aid

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.


View the Office of Graduate Financial Aid web page

For more information, contact Montessori@loyola.edu.