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Qualifications

The Association Montessori Internationale affiliates training centres throughout the world. These centres offer AMI diploma courses that are recognised internationally for their quality and authenticity.

The courses offered by the Association Montessori Internationale prepare adults to work with children at the following levels: 
AMI Assistants to Infancy (0-3)
AMI Primary (3-6)
AMI First Plane (0-6)
AMI Elementary (6-12)

Work is also underway to document the current body of knowledge relating to Montessori education for the 12-18 year age group and an Orientation programme for teachers (in collaboration with NAMTA) is available.

Each year thousands of teachers and classroom assistants are trained worldwide.

All training centres are staffed by highly qualified AMI teacher trainers supported by a pedagogical team of experienced advisors to ensure that the objectives of Maria Montessori’s pedagogical principles are upheld. Students are examined by external examiners appointed by AMI, the role of which also serves to maintain the high standard and integrity of AMI course programmes.

As well as serving their local community, some AMI training centres hold courses at satellite locations.

Range of Qualifications

Courses for Montessori Teachers

AMI Diploma Assistants to Infancy (0-3)
The study of Montessori pedagogy and current medical and psychological approaches to child development from birth to three years.
AMI Diploma Children’s House (3-6)
An in-depth study of Montessori pedagogy focusing on the developmental needs of children from three to six years of age.
AMI Diploma Elementary (6-12)
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.

Courses for Montessori Assistants

AMI Classroom Assistants Certificate Assistants to Infancy (0-3)
The intention of the Assistants Course is to help interested adults become able assistants in a Montessori Nido or Infant Community.
AMI Classroom Assistants Certificate Children’s House (3-6)
An introduction to Montessori pedagogy and training for the role of assistant in a Montessori early childhood centre or preschool classroom.
AMI Classroom Assistants Certificate Elementary (6-12)
The intention of the Assistants Course is to help interested adults become informed, capable, and supportive assistants to a trained elementary teacher.