AMI 3-6 Diploma Course

ONLINE MODULE 1 WILL BE GIVEN TWICE
for 2 different cohorts of students:

ONLINE MODULE 1 - Cohort 1 (Students enrolled by July 30, 2022)
Starting August 1, 2022

ONLINE MODULE 1 - Cohort 2 (Students enrolled after July 30, 2022)
Registration open. Starting November 14, 2022

We are opening again 2 Q&A Sessions! Click the Q&A button below!

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.

BEFORE YOU APPLY

Take the following steps:

FIRST

Read all information about the course on this webpage, including the Course Basic Information and Course Schedule and prepare to work on your Application Process described below.

 

SECOND

Study carefully these Course Requirements for Certification. You will only receive AMi diploma if you fulfill the following: 

  • 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.

THIRD

Start your Application Process. We are also offering 4 time slots for Q&A sessions with Elina Rautasalo. It is necessary to register for the session in advance, please check out the link with time slots and choose your slot. 

APPLICATION PROCESS

STEP 1

Fill out the Application Form and pay 300€ / 7 500 Kč application fee. Once you fill it out and pay, we will get in touch with you within 5 working days.

STEP 2

 Prepare the following documents:

  • Portrait Photo
  • One page motivational essay answering the question ‘Why do you want to take the AMI 3-6 Diploma Course?’
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Proof of highest acquired education
  • Two professional reference letters
  • Criminal record check (copy, the original can be submitted on the first day of the course)
  • Signed payment calendar.

Documents requiring your signature must be signed, scanned and emailed in a pdf format to courses@amiprague.cz.

STEP 3

Online Application Interview

Once all the documents above are submitted and reviewed, we will schedule an online application interview to talk about the course, answer your questions and ensure you understand the course requirements.

STEP 4

Results of the Application Process

We will contact you regarding the results of your Application Process. Good luck!

COURSE DESCRIPTION

  • 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.

WHAT IS IT LIKE TO TAKE THE COURSE?

  • 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

YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES

  • You have ability to pursue academic work
  • You have a university or a college degree
  • 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.

COURSE LANGUAGE:

  • English
  • Translation to Czech
  • Translation to other languages is possible based on individual agreement with the Course Team. Please email us to discuss the options (courses@amiprague.cz)

REQUIREMENTS FOR CERTIFICATION

  • 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

EACH APPLICANT NEEDS TO

  • Present satisfactory evidence of their ability to pursue academic work at the graduate level.
  • 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.

LOCATION

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.

ARE YOU INTERESTED?

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