AMI 6-12 diploma course 

We are offering an AMI 6-12 diploma course: 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.

This course will give you in depth knowledge about Montessori principles as well as how to apply them into practice with children from six to twelve years of age.

This course is suitable for everybody who is interested in children and their development. 

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Who is this course for?

Were you always considering to do an AMI course? Are you interested in Montessori for the 6-12 year old child? This is your chance to join our diploma course! 

This diploma course is for everybody who is interested in the AMI Montessori approach for children in the age between 6 and 12 years. This course is beneficial for teachers, school management, assistants and actually anyone who is interested in young children and their development.

Even if you already have a Dutch Montessori Diploma, this AMI diploma course will expand your knowledge for sure. We take the time to go in detail and to offer you all opportunity to study the children in this age group. 

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Objective

The AMI 6-12 diploma course focuses on the developmental needs of children aged 6-12. 

The course offers an in-depth study of Montessori pedagogy, both principles and practice.

 

The course covers

  • Montessori Child Psychology
  • Language
  • Mathematics, Arithmetic and Algebra
  • Geography (Including Physics and Chemistry)
  • Biology
  • History
  • Music
  • Supervised Practice 
  • Directed Practice
  • Reading and Discussion Sessions
  • Observations
  • Teaching Practice
  • Written work
  • Material Making

Dates 2022 – 2023 

Course days and times during modules:
Mondays – 9:00 – 16:00
Tuesday – 9:00 – 16:00 
Wednesday evenings – 19:00 – 22:00 
Sundays – 9:00 – 16:00 

Module 1:
5th of September 2022 – 5th of October 2022 (5 weeks) 

Module 2: 
31st of October 2022 – 18th of December 2022 (7 weeks)

Module 3: 
9th of January 2023 – 26th of February 2023 (7 weeks)

Module 4: 
27th of March 2023 – 30th of April 2023 (5 weeks)

Module 5: Exams
29th of May 2023 – 9th of July 2023 (6 weeks)

 

Observation and teaching practice 

In addition to the lectures at the training center, students will visit schools for 210 hours for observation and teaching practice. This means approximately 10 weeks in total.

Please note that all school practice will take place outside of the scheduled module times. Dates for observations and practice teaching will be arranged on an individual basis by the training center.

Requirements for AMI certification:

  • Minimum of 90% attendance on the course sessions
  • Minimum of 140 hours of supervised practice with the Montessori Materials at the training center
  • Completion of albums and other course work to the required standard
  • Material making
  • Completion of 210 hours of Observation and Teaching Practice 
  • Successful completion of written and oral exams

Trainer

Our trainer for the 6-12 Diploma course is Bo Mynett.

Bo Mynett is an AMI 6-12 Auxilary Trainer with 12 years of experience in the field of education, working with both children and adults. She has been working as an Elementary Montessori guide in the United States (San Mateo) as well as in the Netherlands at Casa Bilingual Montessori School, where she returned as a guide in the Elementary after two years of Training for Trainers in Bergamo, Italy, under the guidance of Baiba Krumins Grazzini. She is now participating in the Seminar Format for Elementary Trainers as well. 

In her spare time she rides her horse and she makes materials for her classroom. 

Since this will be Bo’s first AMI diploma course she will be mentored by Cordula Arana Leher an experienced AMI 6-12 trainer (more information will come). 

 

Feedback from students that joined the 6-12 Orientation Course with Bo Mynett at the International Montessori Institute

“Bo was so lovely! I adored the lectures and feel so absolutely inspired. It was brilliant!”

“This course beyond exceeded my expectations. I really hope you offer a full diploma programme. I would have quite some challenges in figuring out how I could do it, but I am so eager to continue this learning!”

“Thank you for inspiring us, thank you for this tremendous effort to bring Montessori to more people, who will in turn share it with more children!”

Fees

The tuition fee is €9900,-

The tuition fee does include:
– Teaching practice
– Supervised practice sessions
– AMI membership

The tuition fee will not include:
– The Registration fee (€350,-)
– Cost of the AMI Diploma Course examination (€350,)
– Travel and accommodation costs
– Books and materials for your own personal use.

Obligatory reading:

By Dr Maria Montessori:

• To Educate the Human Potential
• From Childhood to Adolescence
• The Advanced Montessori Method, Vols 1 & II • Education and Peace
• The Absorbent Mind
• Psychogeometry

 

Recommended reading:

By Dr Maria Montessori: • The Discovery of the Child • The Child in the Family

• The Secret of Childhood
• Education for a New World
• What You Should Know About Your Child
• The Formation of Man The Child, Society and the World

(ed. Schulz-Benesch)
By Mario M. Montessori, Sr: • The Human Tendencies and Montessori Education

By Mario M. Montessori, Jr: • Education for Human Development

Career Opportunities 

Since the AMI diploma (and the AMI courses) are not recognised by the Dutch government, the AMI diploma solely does not allow graduates to work with children in a day-care or school in the Netherlands. However, students that already obtained (for example) a nursery teacher’s diploma or a bachelor of education can use the AMI diploma as a supplement. Some (Montessori) schools in the Netherlands and some (Montessori) schools abroad acknowledge the quality of the AMI diploma’s and prefer teachers who have the AMI diploma in addition to their regular teaching diploma. 

Who can apply?

We require high motivation, demonstrable study skills and a minimum age of 18 years at the start of the course. Relevant work experience is also taken into account. We assume basic study skills and sufficient mastery of the English language.

Applicants need to agree with our terms and fill out the application form. The application documents need to be send to us by e-mail.

Application documents

AMI Montessori Diploma course applicants are required to provide the following documents by email to apply:

  • Application form
  • Copy of passport
  • Current resume
  • Certified copies of all academic transcripts
  • Signed reference letter
  • Short motivation letter, written in the applicant’s own words

AMI 6-12 on-site
Diploma Course

If you are interested or if you have any questions please feel free to contact us.