montessori integrative learning

Frequently Asked Questions


The TIES-UNION Master of Education in Montessori Integrative Learning explores and expands upon the contexts that contribute to Montessori teaching and learning. We value Maria Montessori’s insight that recognizes the inherent human potential. That awareness begins at birth and, in the right environment, is capable of creating a new humanity on a sustainable Earth.

Read more about our process here. The following are some questions that may arise as you contemplate enrollment.

When do classes begin?

TIES begins in January so that adult learners can immerse smoothly into graduate studies away from the rigors of the school year’s arrival. The program is 18 months comprised of three six-month semesters.

How much is tuition?

2021-2022 tuition $7920. Educators affiliated with our Partnered Training Centers may realize a tuition reduction. Financial aid is available through the University and can be utilized to support teacher training fees as well.

What can I do with this degree?

Broadly speaking, no student knows exactly where their journey pauses and a new path begins. With an M.Ed., professionals enter the field with the gold standard of degrees allowing freedom to pursue most any direction. Through TIES, graduates have actualized opportunities becoming Lead Guides, Heads of School, Directors of Training Centers, Presidents of Universities, civil service professionals, earning their PhD, within both private and public sectors.

When will I graduate?

Students graduate in July of the year following entry into the program.

How many hours per week can I expect to spend on TIES studies?

On average, students report spending approximately 12 hours per week on reading, annotating and taking part in the online seminars.

Do I need to be on campus at a particular time (either physically or online)?

All course-work occurs online without the requirement to travel to any location during the program. Seminar dialogues are asynchronous taking place over two-week periods. Self-directed adult learners participate as best suits their personal schedules. In many ways, exploring classmates’ reflections while having unfettered space to contemplate one’s own responses makes for deeper learning opportunities.

When should I apply?

The TIES Master’s programs are rolling admissions . The cohort can fill by early December. If you plan to apply and have not already, please schedule a phone consult with an admissions guide. Allow enough time for transcripts and references to arrive.

What is Integrative Learning?

Call us today to engage in further dialogue about Integrative Learning, 800-457-5672.

From The Blog

Enid Larsen on The Merits of TIES

Enid Larsen on The Merits of TIES

Experimentation and innovation are the essence of the TIES tradition, as they have steadfastly manifested their vision much in the manner that New England poet Mary Oliver describes as ‘lifting the hoof of an idea’. Phil Gang and Marsha Snow had a vision, seeded by passion, and they, idea by idea, step by step, built it into a viable, innovative, transformative pathway for adult learners who don’t find their fit or passion in traditional higher education programming.

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