Enrollment is open until April 15, 2024!

6-12 MONTESSORI DIPLOMA COURSE

Carla Foster & Kyla Morenz; AMI TRAINERS
6 Modules, April 2024 - February 2026
Blended onsite - online format

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FORMAT OF STUDY:

  • 6 onsite modules in Prague, Czech Republic
  • 3 online intermodules
  • 440 hours of intensive training over 2 years

INTRODUCTION TO THE COURSE

Become a qualified Montessori teacher for children aged 6-12 years. Receive globally recognized certificate from Association Montessori International (AMI) and set off on a life-changing journey. 

  • April 2024 - February 2026
    Prague, Czech Republic
  • With Carla Foster, Kyla Morenz
    AMI trainers
  • AMI guide certificate
    Awarded by Association Montessori Internationale
  • Blended format
    Onsite and online participation required
  • Study language: English, Czech
    International students
  • Starting at 9 100€

GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE COURSE

AMI Montessori 6-12 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 six to twelve years. 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. 

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

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 Trainers
The course is conducted by AMI trainers who have taken a very extensive and rigourous Training of Trainers Program and are dedicated, skilled pedagogues with unparalleled knowledge and understanding of Montessori principles and use. 

Career opportunities
You will be able to work in Montessori Elementary 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. 

education of the highest quality, authenticity and integrity with Montessori's work. 

AMI Trainers
The course is conducted by AMI trainers who have taken a very extensive and rigourous Training of Trainers Program and are dedicated, skilled pedagogues with unparalleled knowledge and understanding of Montessori principles and use. 

Career opportunities
You will be able to work in Montessori Elementary 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. 

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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.

STUDENT LIFE IN PRAGUE

WHAT WILL IT TAKE TO TAKE THE COURSE?

440 hours

of intensive training in Montessori Institute Prague training center

More than 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

REQUIREMENTS FOR CERTIFICATION

  • 90% attendance in all course activities
  • 120 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
  • completion of 9 reference albums in acceptable quality
  • passing 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.

DIRECTOR OF TRAINING

Carla Foster

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

Carla holds a bachelor's degree in Social Anthropology and Scandinavian Studies and a combined Master's 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 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 4th 6-12 Diploma Course in Prague.

COURSE 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.

Kyla 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. Kyla is also currently part of the expert team in Bilingual Montessori Erasmus project run by Montessori Institute Prague.

Kyla currently trains the 4th 6-12 Diploma Course in Prague.

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APPLICATION PROCESS

STEP 1

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 6-12 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)
  • Read the payment options, pick one and sign the document

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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