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 Montessori educators who have already completed a training diploma. 

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!

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.

Courses in Educational Research, Special Education, and the Adolescent plane, along with a Capstone Learning Plan.
(12 credits)

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)

Online coursework spanning the Elementary plane, along with two off-site action research practicums. Courses are split into 8-week sessions.
(12 credits)

Application Deadlines

Applications are considered on a rolling admission basis; however, students wishing to start in the summer should apply by the end of January as the summer session can fill quickly. Summer applicants who do not apply by January 31 may be subject to a waiting list for the summer intensive session. (International students, see next section.)

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 31 deadline in order to attend the following summer.

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 training diploma (the NAMTA Adolescent Orientation certificate also qualifies)
  • 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.

View the Office of Graduate Financial Aid web page

For more information, contact Montessori@loyola.edu.