AMI 3-6 DIPLOMA COURSE
The course is organized in four modules of intensive in-class study, demonstrations and practical work with Montessori materials, reading seminars, discussions, material making and other personal and professional development.
DIRECTOR OF TRAINING - Elina Rautasalo
Elina Rautasalo is an AMI 3-6 Trainer with over 30 years of experience in the field of education, working with both children and adults in her native Finland and abroad.
Her Montessori journey began in London at the Maria Montessori Training Organisation, (now the Maria Montessori Institute), in the early 1990s. Elina has been a member of the MMI’s training team for over 20 years.
Elina has served as the chair of Montessori Society AMI(UK) and as a council member of Montessori Education UK. She is an AMI examiner and lectures both in the UK and internationally.
In addition to London, Elina has directed AMI’s 3-6 courses in South-East Asia as well as in Prague. At present, Elina is Director of Training at Montessori Institute Prague.
WHAT WILL IT TAKE TO TAKE THE COURSE?
of intensive training in the training center
of practice with Montessori materials under supervision
of independent reading and study and completing written assignments outside of training center
of observation in Montessori Primary Classrooms
of practice teaching in Montessori Primary Classrooms
obligatory and recommended reading of approximately
Compilation of personal teaching manuals
And some more time making materials.
BEFORE YOU APPLY
Consider if you are a person of the following characteristics:
- You have ability to pursue academic work
- You own a previous university or college degree
- You have a good level of spoken and written English
- You have a strong and transparent motivation to become a Montessori teacher
- You have good communication skills
- You are a person of moral integrity
- You are persistent
- You have a structured and orderly personality
- You have moderate self confidence and ability to self-reflect.
Applicants without a degree can also apply and their applications will be considered individually. Students without a degree can be accepted to the course based on probation terms. Also, when translation of the course is available, we accept students without knowledge of English.
REQUIREMENTS FOR CERTIFICATION:
What you must do to receive AMI 3-6 diploma
- Minimum of 90% attendance on the course,
- A minimum of 140 hours of guided practice with Montessori materials,
- Completion of original reference albums and other course work to the required standard,
- Completion of Observation and Teaching Practice in Montessori settings as required by AMI
- Successful completion of written and oral exams.s
HOW CAN YOU APPLY?
Fill out, sign and email us your initial application form and pay 300 Euro registration fee (we will send you an invoice).
Schedule admissions meeting with us. We will talk about the course, answer your questions, get to know you, make sure you understand all details of the course.
Submit your application package:
- Application form
- Filled out, signed and scanned application form
- One page motivation essay answering the question Why do you want to take the AMI 3-6 Diploma Course?
- Curriculum vitae
- Two professional reference letters
- Payment calendar.
Once all this is completed, we will review your application to enroll in the course and let you know result.
Each applicant needs to
- present satisfactory evidence of their ability to pursue academic work at the graduate level. Prior Montessori pedagogical education and experience is not required for course enrollment. The educational standard for the course is Bachelor's Degree in any field. Exceptions are made on individual basis.
- We also evaluate your communication skills throughout the application process, the timeliness of submitting your application package, and so on.
The whole application process gives us opportunity to get to know each student and accept those who will be able to complete the course successfully.
19 February - 23 March 2018 - 5 weeks
1 week of observation and 1-2 weeks of teaching practice to be done in between the 1st and 2nd module*
4 June - 6 July 2018 - 5 weeks
1 week of observation and 1-2 weeks of of teaching practice to be done in between the 2nd and 3rd module*
22 October - 23 November 2018 - 5 weeks
1 week of observation and 2 weeks of of teaching practice to be done in between the 3rd and 4th module
18 February - 22 March 2019 (including written and oral exams)
* Depending on the student's situation, either 1st or 2nd teaching practice needs to be 2 weeks.
Course hours: Monday to Friday, 9.00am to 4.30pm.
Additionally, students will undertake 8 weeks school practice outside of the scheduled module dates. This will be arranged on an individual basis.
Prague, Czech Republic
Ulice 123, Praha xx
New campus of Montessori Institute Prague. Clasrooms and students facilities in one building including relaxing zone, kitchen and dinning room.
Payable with initial application form
10 500 Euro
Payment calendars for download here
Students need to budget for other expense not related to the price of the course:
- observation and practice teaching travel and accommodation expense
- material making in the course - approximately 200 Euro
- obligatory reading books which you need to purchase before the course starts
- fee for AMI membership (obligatory for all 3 years during which the course is given, total of 150 Euro, purchased through the training center).
ARE YOU INTERESTED?
If you wish to enroll in the course or have any other questions, please contact us!