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3-6 MONTESSORI DIPLOMA COURSE

Madlena Ulrich, AMI TRAINER
6 Study Modules, March 2025 - July 2026
Onsite attendance - Prague, Czechia
Study in English or Czech

COURSE INFO

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INTRODUCTION TO THE COURSE

Become a qualified Montessori teacher for children aged 3-6 years!

Madlena Ulrich, Director of Training

  • March 17, 2025 - July 3, 2026
    6 onsite modules (see Course Schedule)
  • In Prague, Czechia
    Onsite attendance required
  • Lead by Madlena Ulrich
    AMI trainer
  • AMI course completion certificate
    Globally recognized certificate awarded by Association Montessori Internationale (AMI)
  • Study language: English or Czech
    International students
  • Starting at 8 497€
    Payment in installments available too!

GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE COURSE

AMI Montessori 3-6 Diploma Course focuses on the development of the child as well as on interdisciplinary approach to the study of human beings, their endeavours and relationship with the universe for children from three to six years of age. This hands-on Montessori training provides the framework and tools for successfully teaching what works for each child, regardless of their socioeconomic status and stage of development. You will use the principles of Montessori education to foster a hands-on, self-paced, collaborative, and joyful classroom at any school, anywhere in the world. 

WHY TO TAKE THE COURSE:

Worldwide recognition
The AMI diploma is a respected representation
of achievement in a teacher-training program
of quality, integrity, and authenticity, and it is
recognized worldwide. AMI training courses meet
the standards, both in content and teaching staff,
established by AMI. 

Authentic legacy
Dr. Maria Montessori founded AMI in 1929 with an intention

WHY TO TAKE THE COURSE:

Worldwide recognition
The AMI diploma is a respected representation of achievement in a teacher-training program of quality, integrity, and authenticity, and it is
recognized worldwide. AMI training courses meet the standards, both in content and teaching staff, established
by AMI. 

Authentic legacy
Dr. Maria Montessori founded AMI in 1929 with an intention of furthering her work and it is the leading authority on Montessori education. AMI diploma courses provide education of the highest quality, authenticity and integrity with Montessori's work. 

AMI Trainer
The course is conducted by AMI trainer who has taken a very extensive and rigourous Training of Trainers Program and is dedicated, skilled pedagogue with unparalleled knowledge and understanding of Montessori principles and use. Trainers in training also participate in the course, providing a diverse and enriched learning environment.

Career opportunities
You will be able to work in Montessori Primary class anywhere in the world. Your options are, however, not limited to the classroom only as you can also work in a Montessori school administration, become a school founder/owner, AMI consultant or get enrolled in the Training of Trainers Program and set out on a path of becoming AMI trainer. Most students get a position in a Montessori school prior to their graduation. 

of furthering her work and it is the leading authority on Montessori education. AMI diploma courses provide education of the highest quality, authenticity and integrity with Montessori's work.

AMI Trainer
The course is conducted by AMI trainer who has taken a very extensive and rigourous Training of Trainers Program and is a dedicated, skilled pedagogue with unparalleled knowledge and understanding of Montessori principles and use. Trainers in training also participate in the course, providing a diverse and enriched learning environment.

Career opportunities
You will be able to work in Montessori Primary class anywhere in the world. Your options are, however, not limited to the classroom only as you can also work in a Montessori school administration, become a school founder/owner, AMI consultant or get enrolled in the Training of Trainers Program and set out on a path of becoming AMI trainer. Most students get a position in a Montessori school prior to their graduation. 

DIRECTOR OF TRAINING

Madlena Ulrich

Madlena Ulrich is the Program Director for the AMI 3-6 Teacher Training at the University of South-Eastern Norway. She has a degree as Preschool Teacher in Norway and took her AMI 3-6 training in Dublin, Ireland in 1994 - 1995.

She worked as the lead teacher in the Children’s House of Tønsberg Montessori, a 0-15 environment situated in Eastern Norway, for more than 15 years and was actively involved in the development of the school. She has been a member of the Norwgian Montessori Association and much of her work is focused on the continued development of Montessori schools in Norway.

She did her AMI Training of Trainers with Molly O’Shaughnessy in Minnesota, USA and Ulla Wikefeldt, Sweden. Since 2010 she has been training students in Norway, where she works in close collaboration with Carla Foster (AMI 6-12 trainer), in addition to training in China, Thailand, Russia and Romania. Madlena frequently lectures in various countries.

ABOUT MONTESSORI INSTITUTE PRAGUE

At Montessori Institute Prague, we are delighted to welcome students to our premises, providing a safe and encouraging space to learn from the best and most experienced trainers.

Situated in a 20th-century residential villa, we offer three floors of training space meticulously arranged for both group lectures and individual work in authentic Montessori environments. Montessori materials are readily available for everyday practice, granting our students much-needed personal experience with various tools they can later incorporate into their work.

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Our facility is conveniently located between Prague's airport and the city center, easily accessible via public transportation. The area is renowned for its lush green surroundings, and the house itself is enclosed by a private garden accessible to our students.

Course administrators and other staff members are always on hand at our training center to help orient the students and provide support during the studies.

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STUDENTS IN PRACTICE

WHAT WILL IT TAKE TO TAKE THE COURSE?

490 hours

of intensive training in the training center

176 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 Primary classrooms

90 hours

of practice teaching in Montessori Primary classrooms

20 books

obligatory and recommended reading

REQUIREMENTS FOR CERTIFICATION

  • 90% attendance in all course activities
  • Completion of Observation and Teaching Practice in a Montessori setting as required by AMI
  • Submission of Observation and Teaching Practice reports
  • Completion and submission of original reference albums to the required standard
  • Timely submission of other written assignments and coursework to the required standard
  • Successful completion of written and oral exams

BEFORE YOU APPLY

Enrollment criteria and requirements:

  • Ability to pursue academic work
  • University or college degree
  • English proficiency at C1 or higher (both spoken and written)
  • Motivation and persistence to become a Montessori teacher
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to self-reflect
  • Being structured and orderly

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.

COURSE INFO

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COURSE SCHEDULE

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PAYMENT OPTIONS

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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:

  • 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)
  • Choose your payment plan

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!

DO YOU HAVE A QUESTION?

Feel free to contact us!

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Is a Diploma Course too big a step for you at the moment?
How about starting small with a 3-6 Orientation Course?

The program is created and designed for Montessori assistants in 3-6 class who wish to deepen their knowledge and develop their Montessori Children’s House practice.
Price: 797€

Join the waiting list for the upcoming AMI 3-6 Diploma Course!

We will get in touch as soon as we have more details about it.