AMI 6-12 DIPLOMA COURSE

COURSE DESCRIPTION 

AMI international 6-12 Montessori Diploma Course - The study of Montessori pedagogy and child development as well as an interdisciplinary approach to the study of human beings, their endeavours and relationship with the universe for children from six to twelve years.

DIRECTOR OF TRAINING - Carla Foster

Carla Foster has been the AMI Director of Diploma Course at Montessori Training Center of New England (MTCNE) the past few years and also works at the University College, Høgskolen i Vestfold og Buskerud, in Norway.

Carla holds a bachelor degree in Social Anthropology and Scandinavian Studies and a combined Masters degree in Old Icelandic Literature and Norwegian Literature from UC Berkeley. She has AMI 3-6 and 6-12 diplomas from MMI in London and the Montessori Institute of Milwaukee.  She has worked with children at the levels 3-6, 6-9 and 9-12, working in both private and public Montessori schools.  She has been an elementary trainer since 2011 and had the privilege of doing some of that training under Jean Miller at the Navadisha Montessori Institute in Chennai, India, and the rest under Ann Dunne in London, England.

Carla is originally from California, but has lived in Norway since 1995, where she had a 6-9 class for 12 years and consults for schools in Norway.  She has also taught ballet, modern dance, African dance and Irish dance for many years and has given workshops on writing and bringing drama, music and dance into the elementary classroom.

Carla currently trains the 2nd 6-12 Diploma Course in Prague.

CO-TRAINER - Kyla Morenz

Kyla Morenz is an AMI Elementary Trainer from Toronto, Canada. She has a B.A. from the University of Waterloo and her M.Ed. from Loyola University in Maryland. In 2011, she obtained her TESOL certificate from the University of Toronto, Woodsworth College. She has AMI diplomas at both the 3-6 and 6-12 levels. She has taught in 6-9, 9-12, and 6-12 environments in Canada and Morocco. She has lectured on courses in North America and Europe.

WHAT WILL IT TAKE TO TAKE THE COURSE?

1200 hours

of intensive training in the training center

More then 200 hours

of practice with Montessori materials under supervision

600 hours

of independent reading and study and completing written assignments outside of training center

90 hours

of observation in Montessori Elementary classrooms

120 hours

of practice teaching in Montessori Elementary classrooms

20 books

obligatory and recommended reading of approximately

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

  • 90% attendance in all course activities
  • 140 hours of supervised practice with Montessori materials
  • 90 hours of observation
  • 120 hours of teaching practice
  • submission of observation and practice teaching reports
  • timely submission of written assignments in acceptable quality
  • purchase of AMI approved teaching materials - charts and timeliness
  • completion of 9 reference albums in acceptable quality
  • passing of written and oral exams

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:

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.

Documents requiring your signature must be signed, scanned and emailed in a pdf format.

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.

DATES

2019

July 29 - Sept 6 - 6 weeks integrated foundation

2020

January 13 - Feb 14 - 5 weeks

April 27 - May 29 - 5 weeks

July 27 - August 28 - 5 weeks

2021

January 11 - Feb 12 - 5 weeks, written exams

May 3 - 21 - 3 weeks, oral exams

LOCATION

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.

PRICE

Registration fee

300 Euro

Payable with initial application form

Course fee

10 500 Euro

Payment calendars for download here

Exam fee

500 Euro

Payable before
written exam

OTHER EXPENSE

Students need to budget for other expense not related to the price of the course:

  • observation and practice teaching travel and accommodation expense
  • obligatory 6-12 Elementary materials "Charts and timelines" - approximately 1 000 Euro
  • (purchased either from AMI or from one of the AMI 6-12 trainers who sell it)
  • material making in the course - approximately 200 Euro
  • obligatory reading books which you need to purchase before the course starts
  • obligatory printing expense for printed materials (4 500 pages in color) supplied by the Course Director - 1 000 Euro (paid to the training center)
  • 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!

In your note to us, please, state which course you are interested in. Thank you.