Loyola University Maryland's Center for Montessori Education

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The Montessori movement continues to grow in the U.S. and around the world. Loyola University Maryland’s Center for Montessori Education's graduate program prepares teachers to serve the child with competence, conscience, and compassion. In addition to a fundamental understanding of Dr. Montessori’s work in the planes of human development, students will acquire foundational knowledge in the areas of educational research and teaching students with special needs in a Montessori classroom. Our graduates emerge from their studies poised to be the next leaders in the movement.

There are two pathways to achieving our Master of Education in Montessori Education. Individuals who hold a MACTE-accredited training diploma may enroll in the post-diploma program track. Those seeking Montessori training at the Infant, Primary, or Elementary level in addition to the master’s degree can enroll in conjunction with one of our partner training institutes across the country.

Master's in Montessori Education Pathways

Loyola offers the following pathways to choose from to obtain your master's degree:

Track One: Post-Diploma

Offered in a hybrid format (with the practicum component local to you), this program offers fundamental theory courses spanning the Infant through Adolescent planes, in addition to courses in Educational Research and Special Education. Students will also complete an action research project in a Montessori classroom over the course of the academic year. The program can be completed in 1-2 years depending on full or part-time enrollment. Learn more about the post-diploma track.

Track Two: Concurrent (Earn your Training Diploma)

This unique program is offered in partnership with a select group of institutes. Candidates begin their M.Ed. simultaneously with their AMI training at one of our off-site partner institutes across the U.S. The capstone education courses are then completed during a summer intensive program at Loyola's Evergreen campus. Learn more about the concurrent track. 

Virtual Information Sessions

Join us every second Wednesday of the month at 6 p.m. (EST) for a virtual information session to learn about our Master's in Montessori Education pathways, the admission process, and scholarship opportunities.

Next Session: Wednesday, Feb. 10 at 6 p.m. - Register Here

Montessori Continuing Education Opportunities

Loyola offers a variety of professional development opportunities for Montessori educators.

Explore Our Montessori Continuing Education Opportunities

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