Apply to the AMI Concurrent M.Ed. in Montessori Education

Students applying for admission to Loyola’s Graduate Programs in Montessori Education in collaboration with a partner AMI institute must make separate application to both the AMI institute and to Loyola University Maryland. Applicants are encouraged to submit applications well before the priority dates, particularly if they are planning to apply for federal student loans.

Note: For applicants who already hold a MACTE-accredited training diploma, please visit the M.Ed. Montessori Education application page for your specific application deadlines and requirements.

Application Deadlines for Concurrent AMI Students

Application deadlines for the programs are as follows:

Start Term Deadline
AMI courses beginning Summer Priority Consideration: April 1
with rolling admission through May 1.  
AMI courses beginning Fall Priority Consideration: July 1
with rolling admission through August 2.

International Students

Please note that Loyola University Maryland cannot issue a Form I-20 for this program. International students should plan to have documents in a month earlier than the deadline, because it can take a prolonged period of time for transcript evaluations and language proficiency results to be processed and sent to Loyola. If you are an international student applying after the priority deadline, please contact Graduate Admissions at or 410-617-7741.

Application Form

When you complete the online application select one area of concentration (infant, primary, or elementary) and also indicate the location of the AMI training center where you will be enrolled.

Start Your Application Here

Required Supplemental Materials

In addition to the application form, you must submit the following:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Three (3) professional/academic letters of recommendation (Note: applicants who submitted professional/academic letters of recommendation to their Montessori affiliate center may request that the center send those recommendations to for review).   
  • Resume or curriculum vitae
  • Personal essay. Submit an essay of approximately 1000 words, written in an academic style, that articulates your commitment to fostering an inclusive and student-centered approach to learning. In your essay, please elaborate on how the Montessori Graduate Program Objectives of Loyola University Maryland’s Center for Montessori Education will help shape your professional practice in Montessori Education. This essay should be distinct from any you may have used for admission to the AMI training center.
  • Non-refundable $60 application fee
  • Official transcripts from all colleges or universities attended. All foreign transcripts must be translated and evaluated by an approved international academic record evaluation service. Visit the International Academic Records page for a list of approved services. 
  • For International StudentsInternational Student Supplemental Form
  • Official English language examination scores are required for applicants who have not earned (or will not be earning) a bachelor's or higher degree from a college or university where English is the sole language of instruction.
    Because the Montessori program is writing-intensive, applicants who are required to submit English language examination scores must demonstrate their writing ability by earning the following scores for whichever exam they submit.
    English Examination Minimum Score Recommended Score
    TOEFL iBT 22 (writing section) 24 or better (writing section)
    IELTS Academic 6.0 (writing section) 6.5 or better (writing section)
    IELTS Indicator 6.0 (writing section) 6.5 or better (writing section)
    TOEFL Essentials 9 (writing section) 10 or better (writing section)
    Duolingo 115 (in both the literacy AND production sections)  125 or better (in both the literacy AND production sections)

For details regarding how to submit your scores, visit the English Language Examination Requirements page.

We strongly recommend that all applicants have their schools send us official e-transcripts if possible. If your school uses an automated transcript request service, select “Loyola University Maryland” as the receiving institution, and be sure to select “Graduate” or “Graduate Admission” as the receiving office. If your school does not use an automated transcript request service but will still send an official transcript on your behalf via email, have your school send your transcript to

If your school is unable to provide electronic transcripts of any kind, your transcripts must be sent to us by mail in envelopes sealed by the school. Our mailing address can be found on the Graduate Admission webpage.

It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that a completed application and all supplemental materials are received by the application final deadlines. Supplemental materials, once received, become the property of Loyola University Maryland and cannot be returned.

Additional Application Information

Applicants seeking admission to the M.Ed. program in Montessori Education must have completed a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with an overall GPA of 3.00 or above for unconditional acceptance.

Individuals with GPA's between 2.75 and 3.00 may be considered for provisional admission status. Additional writing samples or test results may be requested before a final decision is made.


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Title IX

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To report any Sexual Harassment or any form of sexual misconduct or related behaviors, please contact any of the Title IX Coordinators.

Accessibility Accommodations

If you are a qualified individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, please contact the Office of Graduate Admission at or 410-617-5020.

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