The course offers in-depth study of Montessori pedagogy and practice. The modes of delivery are varied, including lectures, reading sessions, discussions, presentations and practical work with Montessori materials. Opportunities for material making and further professional development will be also offered.


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.


600 hours

of intensive training in the training center

140 hours

of practice with Montessori materials under supervision in the training centre

600 hours

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

90 hours

of observation in Montessori Primary Classrooms

120 hours

of practice teaching in Montessori Primary Classrooms

20 books

obligatory and recommended reading of approximately

5 manuals

Compilation of personal teaching manuals


And some more time making materials.


Consider if you are a person of the following characteristics:

  • You have ability to pursue academic work
  • You have a university or a 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. Also, when translation of the course is available, we accept students without knowledge of English.


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


Fill out, sign and email us your application package and the rest of documents required for application.

Schedule application interview with us.

We will talk about the course, answer your questions, get to know you, make sure you understand all details of the course.

After the application interview we will let you know if you met all the criteria to be enrolled in the course.

Submit your application package:

  • Application form
  • Fill out and send scanned signed 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 - choose how you wish to schedule your payments from options we offer.

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.


Module 1

February 24 - March 20 / 2020

1 week of observation and 1-2 weeks of teaching practice to be done in between the 1st and 2nd module*

Module 2

August 3 - September 11 / 2020

1 week of observation and 1-2 weeks of of teaching practice to be done in between the 2nd and 3rd module*

Module 3

March 29 - May 7 /

1 week of observation and 2 weeks of of teaching practice to be done in between the 3rd  and 4th module

Module 4

June 14 - July 9
/ 2021

(including written and oral exams)

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

Na sekyrce 2, Prague 6

New campus of Montessori Institute Prague. Clasrooms and students facilities in one building including relaxing zone, kitchen and dinning room.


If you wish to enroll in the course or have any other questions, please contact us!

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