AMI Concurrent M.Ed. in Montessori Education

AMI Concurrent M.Ed. in Montessori Education

Loyola University Maryland’s M.Ed. program in Montessori Education is designed to revolutionize your career. The AMI Concurrent M.Ed. incorporates a specialized training at one of the following planes of child development: Infant (Birth to 3), Primary (3-6), or Elementary (6-12). Students enroll in an eligible teacher training course through one of Loyola's Association Montessori Internationale (AMI) off-site partner training institutes, followed by additional graduate courses in educational research, special education, and current educational trends.

Important Note: Students must simultaneously apply to both Loyola and the AMI institute at the start of their AMI training in order to be eligible for the master's degree.

This fully online 36-credit pathway emphasizes a comprehensive blend of Montessori philosophy and innovative teaching methodologies focused on our core principles of inclusive practices and equity-based leadership. It includes a semester-long practicum tailored to your area of expertise and is globally accessible, ensuring a relevant and impactful educational experience.

Program Overview

  • Illustration of a stack of books Credits: 36
  • Illustration of a calendar Class Duration: Varies by term
  • Illustration of a computer with charts and graphs on the screen Delivery: Hybrid
  • Illustration of an analog clock Format: Academic Year
  • Illustration of a classical building with columns Next Admission Term: Fall 2024
  • Illustration of a graduation cap Time of Completion: 2-4 years

Scholarship and Grant Opportunities

A limited number of partial Merit-based Scholarship and Ignatius Grant* awards are typically available each new application cycle. All applicants will be considered.

*Ignatius Grant recipients should be able to demonstrate a strong commitment to equitable practices in Montessori Education through their application.

Program Format

Concurrent M.Ed. students embark on a unique pathway, earning both their AMI training diploma and a master's degree. With a collaboration spanning over 30 years, Loyola has partnered with AMI Montessori training centers to offer this distinctive M.Ed. in Montessori education. Students must simultaneously apply to one of the participating AMI teacher trainings listed on our website, along with Loyola University Maryland, to commence their degree pathway.

The Loyola Difference

Academic Excellence

The Center for Montessori Education’s learning aims and outcomes reflect a commitment to excellence in Montessori education. Throughout the program, graduates are equipped with the skills and knowledge needed to discern inclusive and innovative teaching practices, critically analyze diverse perspectives, and engage in collaborative strategies.

Community Engagement

Loyola’s Jesuit philosophy is grounded in the importance of service to one’s community. Our graduate program curriculum reflects Dr. Montessori’s commitment to collaborative strategies that encourage a supportive and inclusive learning environment that extends beyond the classroom.

The M.Ed. in Montessori Education offers students across the globe an opportunity to collaborate and create their own pathway towards an updated model of education that meets today’s Child where they are.

Hear from Greyhounds
The Master's degree in Montessori Education at Loyola has provided me with a dedicated space to channel, devote, and flourish in my Montessori journey alongside like-minded educators with diverse experiences. It serves as a platform for discovering unexplored facets of Montessori education that present opportunities for growth and impact.
Sejal Shah, M.Ed. '25, Multi-Domain Product Leader
The biggest takeaway from my experience at Loyola University was being immersed with individuals who had completed their training at various age levels. Not only did Loyola open the doors to further my educational journey with a class focused on researching for a dissertation, but it also opened my eyes to furthering my career by getting trained with additional age levels. The class I am most thankful for has been the course on Special Needs, and am constantly implementing the skills, techniques and thought processes I learned during this course.
Lisa Parker, ’18 (M.Ed. Montessori Education - AMI Concurrent)
I was proud to be a part of the inaugural online M.Ed. program at Loyola University Maryland. I chose the program because it offered me a way to expand on my previous work in Montessori education while earning an advanced degree. The course work furthered my knowledge of educational research, refreshed my understanding of Montessori theory, and provided me with both practical and pedagogical know-how that assists me in my daily work with Montessori educators.
Nikki Torres, '19
[This program] has given me more experience and confidence in my practice as a professional. It gave me tools to do more research and to engage other professionals at a higher level of conversation. It also served as a networking base since I met so many bright and committed people.
Diana Goshorn, ’16 (M.Ed. Montessori Education - AMI concurrent)
I feel as though Montessori Education at Loyola University Maryland has given me all the tools I need to be a successful Montessori guide. The professors have been such a great influence on my education, and I could not ask for anything better!
Yue (Monica) Pang, M.Ed. candidate ‘22
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