Center for Montessori Education

Master of Education in Montessori Studies


The Center for Montessori Education is pleased to announce our new Post-Diploma M.Ed. stream. 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. degree 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!

Merit-based partial scholarships available! All applications completed by January 15, 2018 will be considered for awards.

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

Priority deadline: December 1

Final deadline: January 15

Start Your Application Here

International Students

International students must submit additional application materials. Visit 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-
  • Three (3) professional/academic letters of recommendation  
  • Resume or curriculum vitae
  • Copy of AMI diploma
  • Personal essay (found on the application form)
  • Non-refundable $60 application fee
  • Official transcripts from all postsecondary colleges or universities attended. This includes transcripts from institutions that have awarded the applicant a bachelor's, master's, or doctoral degree or an advanced certificate. This also includes transcripts from part-time study, and study abroad. Students who fail to submit a final degree posted transcript will not be permitted to register. Applicants who hold degrees outside of the United States must have a course by course evaluation and translation of their academic records done by an approved evaluation services agency before they can be considered for admission to a degree program. Loyola recommends World Education Services, Inc. ( The applicant is responsible for the cost of this process. When you make the request for the evaluation of your transcripts, please email a copy to
  • TOEFL score report. This report is required if English is not the applicant's native language or if the applicant has not completed a degree program taught in English. An official TOEFL score report cannot be more than two years old. Official scores must be sent directly from the Educational Testing Services. Loyola's institution code is 5370.


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