The AMI Montessori Diploma Courses are aimed at those working or planning to work with young children from birth to 12 years old. They are suitable not only for those who want to be teachers but also for parents, carers, psychologists, therapists and nurses. Anyone interested in a child-oriented career would benefit.
A variety of teaching methods are used including lectures, group presentations, discussions and hands-on practice with Montessori materials. Observation and teaching practice, arranged by the Institute in schools led by AMI-trained teachers are an integral component of the course.
A variety of assessment methods are used enabling students to demonstrate their understanding. These include essays, coursework portfolios, practical reviews, teaching practice feedback and end of year practical and theory examinations.
Whilst the AMI Montessori Diploma primarily qualifies the holder to work with children in school using the Montessori approach, graduates also find employment working with socially disadvantaged children, family support and children with particular special learning needs.
Montessori identified different stages in children’s development and the AMI Montessori Diploma courses offered by the MMI are crafted according to these stages: 0-3, 3-6 and 6-12.