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A.M.I. Requirements for Diploma

  • A minimum of 90% attendance for each of the following: lectures; seminars/meetings (consisting mainly of presentation sessions and meetings for the reading and discussion of Montessori’s written works); and supervised practice sessions with the Montessori materials.
  • A minimum of 90 hours attendance for observation in Montessori classes.
  • Satisfactory written reports of observations and satisfactory compilation of albums illustrating Montessori methodology, written in English. The albums constitute the student’s basic teaching manual.
  • Satisfactory preparation of specified materials (charts, time lines, etc.)
  • Successful completion of the written and oral examinations in June, in order to show comprehension of Montessori psychology and the related theory of education, and comprehension of how to help the child in his exploration of the cultural environment through the methodology.

Please note: All A.M.I. diplomas state only that the holder “has studied the principles and practice of the Montessori method for children” - of the ages specified on the diploma, and has “passed the written and oral examinations”. Thus, by itself, the diploma “does not automatically qualify the holder to teach”, and “the country in which the holder wishes to work may have other teaching requirements which must be fulfilled".

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