The ENDICOTT-TIES M.Ed in Montessori Integrative Learning is an integration, not only of courses but also of an integrated approach to learning. It is a blend of core curriculum and self-directed studies. We advocate for academic excellence, in a supportive learning community.


International students who received their undergraduate degree from a university outside of the United States need to complete the application process two months before the beginning of their studies.


Application Form Completion Instructions

This form is in two parts.

Please answer the following questions in a manner that will assist us in getting to know you just as you have begun to learn about us from our web site.


Part One – General Details



Part Two – Admission Narrative


Write a document of 1,000 words or more addressing items 1-3 below as well as either item 4 or 5, which ever applies to you.
Applicants for our Partner joint-enrollment option only answer questions 1-3

(Note: Please let the Acceptance Committee know if English is your “second” language.)

  1. Why do you want a M.Ed. in Montessori Integrative Learning and what attracted you to this program in particular? Explain how you respond to independently scheduling your academic work.
  2. Each of us holds a world view that we value. How do you respond when your political, religious or social world view is challenged?
  3. Recall a recent learning experience — something that you have read, listened to, or researched. What question or questions were evoked by that experience?

STOP. Please do not answer any of the following questions if you are applying for our Partner joint-enrollment option.

If you are a applying for the Teaching and Learning with Six to Twelve Years Old program, please respond to Question 4 below as well.

4. Since there is a requirement for practicing with materials, observing children and 150 hours of practice teaching and research in a Montessori school, how will you satisfy this part of the program?


If you are a applying for the Montessori Emphasis Area for Practitioners, or the Montessori School Leadership program,
please respond to Question 5 as well (Do not answer this question if you are planning to enroll under the Partner Option).

5. Please tell the Admissions Committee the name of your proposed area concentration and what has led you towards a further exploration.
Also state some of the questions you would like to investigate. If your Emphasis Area is based on work with children, where will you have an opportunity to observe a classroom setting? If your Emphasis Area is based on work with adults, where will you have an opportunity to observe an adult setting?If you have chosen Montessori School Leadership, please describe your role or proposed role at a given school. Let the Admission’s Committee know what has lead you to this interest as well at the particular aspects of school leadership and governance that you want to learn about.

Email these written responses to:


The Institute for Educational Studies has a non-discriminatory admission policy.



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